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Anne Brontë’s ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ Opens This Week

Emerging Australian playwright Emme Hoy will make her main stage debut at Sydney Theatre Company this week with her whip-smart, contemporary adaptation of Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. Directed by STC’s Resident Director Jessica Arthur (Grand Horizons, Wonnangatta), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall follows the story of Helen Graham […]

REVIEW: The Picture Of Dorian Gray

With the help of advanced video technology, Kip Williams has given Sydney audiences a masterpiece of modern storytelling, signalling the way forward for future stage productions. Video screens allow solo performer Eryn Jean Norvill to narrate the story and play all 26 characters in Oscar Wilde’s fable of vanity and moral reckoning. It’s hard to […]

The Deep Blue Sea

Sydney Theatre Company presents a play adapted from Terence Rattigan’s classic, The Deep Blue Sea. The play centers on the realities confronting Hester Collyer, a socially repressed woman who had left her privileged life, married to a judge to pursue a love affair with a young former RAF pilot. Directed by Paige Rattray this show see […]

REVIEW: The Harp In The South

The stage of Roslyn Packer Theatre is transformed into the working-class world of Ruth Park’s iconic The Harp In The South trilogy. Adapted by Kate Mulvany as a two-part play and directed by Kip Williams, the world premiere of The Harp In The South is truly an epic for all involved with a run time of over six hours […]

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong does precisely what it says on the label. This surprise West End hit from Mischief Theatre has crash-tackled its way onto the Sydney stage on a warmly received Australian tour. A death trap of a set that’s falling to pieces, an incompetent cast who can barely hold character let alone […]

Walsh Bay Kitchen

I’m surprised to find Braised Mushrooms Bibimbap ($24) on the menu at Walsh Bay Kitchen. With charred vegetables, pine nuts, brown rice and abundant slippery oyster mushrooms, it’s a bibimbap that warrants being eaten piecemeal, rather than mixed.

Review: Kitty Flanagan – Seriously?

Kitty Flanagan's zealous performance is engaging from the get go. With genuine, booming laughs cascading down the packed theatre –– produced by a relaxed, confident Kitty simply sharing her hilarious experiences, and taking us along for the ride. Letting the eager audience into her life with stories and interpretations from a middle-aged, single woman's point of view. […]