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REVIEW: H.M.S. Pinafore

It’s always fun to see an actor steal a production, as Thomas Campbell does in the opening scene to Hayes Theatre’s giddy and hilarious new production of H.M.S. Pinafore. This is one of the most delightful and popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s light operas; it’s a great moment when an audience collectively thinks, You know, […]

REVIEW: The Ham Funeral

The Ham Funeral is one of Australian theatre’s most brilliant and bizarre gems. Written in 1948 by Patrick White, the play looks at the darker side of the human condition; death, incest, mortality – nothing is off the table. And with the entirety of the play’s morbid events literally taking shape around a long kitchen […]

Winter of discontent

Eastern suburbs actor Anthony Weir is mastering the art of dying convincingly in Kate Gaul's production of Richard 3 playing at Carriageworks until May 16. Weir plays George Clarence, King Edward and the Duke of Buckingham - three characters who meet an untimely death at Richard's hands. "Clarence is a gorgeous character but he's not […]