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Hyperdream

The delineation between what is lived, what is remembered and what can be re-created are fast-disappearing borders in the digital world. Once limited to the realm of speculation, these new technologies are explored in Hyperdream, created by Adriane Daff and Mikala Westhall. In the collaborative work (actors Nat Jobe, Angela Mahlatjie and Matt Abell-King), characters are […]

Goddess – The Elizabeth Burton Story

Running for a short season at the Old Fitz is Goddess – The Elizabeth Burton Story, performed by none other than Burton herself, once the queen of striptease in 1960s Kings Cross and overseas adventuress. The story of a woman who informed the alternative lifestyle in Kings Cross, reflects on a long career as an […]

Exit The King

As we are living in absurd times, it seems fitting that Red Line Productions, operating out of the Old Fitz Theatre, has chosen Exit The King to open its 2021 season. Written by Eugene Ionesco, one of the grandees of the Theatre Of The Absurd and concerned with the absurdities of life, the show was first […]

REVIEW: Our Blood Runs In The Street

Stories of brutal historical gay hate crimes perpetrated in Sydney in the closing decades of the 20th century, and their dismissal by law enforcement of NSW, are slowly trickling into mainstream media. Murders once put aside as muggings, suicides and misadventure are now being revisited via an ongoing parliamentary inquiry into those crimes. Directed by […]

REVIEW: Krapp’s Last Tape

There are two stars of Krapp’s Last Tape, the Samuel Beckett one-act that opened in a Red Line Productions show at the Old Fitz Theatre on Thursday. One is the set, by Brian Thomson, an accomplished worker on stage and film. A towering, glum phalanx of filing cabinets, battered and painted in a wan palette of […]

Chorus

Marking its world-premiere season at the Old Fitz this August, Chorus brings Greek tragedy Agamemnon into contemporary Sydney culture. Featuring a creative team that boasts some of Sydney’s best emerging talent, Chorus is written by Ang Collins and directed by Clemence Williams. Presented with ground-breaking multimodal elements, Chorus follows the journey of Agamemnon, a pop-icon who has just returned […]

Anatomy Of A Suicide

Playing at the Old Fitz Theatre this June is Alice Birch’s Anatomy Of A Suicide, marking its Australian debut in Sydney’s iconic intimate performance space. A stunning piece of theatre focusing on the mental health/demise of three women, the play is staged by presenting three separate time frames simultaneously. With overlapping dialogue and a powerhouse […]

REVIEW: Cyprus Avenue

The Irish are a very passionate people. They can be quirky, poetic, romantic - and they can be horrendously, blindly violent. David Ireland’s play about a Northern Irish family dealing with the residual effects of The Troubles shows just how extreme these emotions can get. Eric (Roy Barker) is a staunch, immovable British Loyalist who […]

Fierce

From the field to the theatre, Red Line Productions’ Fierce brings the world of AFL to the stage at the Old Fitz Theatre. Written by Jane E. Thompson the play tells the story of Suzie Flack, a female Aussie Rules Football player who enters the men’s league. But it’s about more than just “an ode to” […]

REVIEW: Degenerate Art

Degenerate Art was the name of the infamous exhibition mounted in Nazi Germany in 1937 that displayed the priceless treasures looted by the Nazis and destroyed the reputations of many modern artists, especially Jews, Communists, abstract painters, and expressionists, among others.  In his play of the same name, writer/director Tony Schmitz explores the notion of art […]