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‘The Casting Couch’ with Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney

Todd McKenney joins Nancye Hayes in this two-hander in which he interviews her about her long and successful career in Australian show biz. They will talk, sing and dance their way into the hearts of their audiences in this intimate show which presents some of the most memorable moments in the history of Australian live […]

REVIEW: Genesian Theatre’s ‘Home Chat’

BY RENEE DALLOW Noel Coward’s witty play, Home Chat, opened to rapturous applause at The Genesian Theatre last Saturday night. The play was scheduled for early on in the year but, due to lockdown, could not commence. What a treat it was to see this play just as Sydney begins it’s grand reopening. What better […]

REVIEW: The Woman In Black

Originally written as a novel by English author Susan Hill in 1983, The Woman In Black was adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt in 1987. Once it hit London’s West End in 1989, it was destined to become a hit, turning out to be the second longest-running non-musical play in West End history after […]

REVIEW: Come From Away

With so many wonderful theatrical productions gracing our stages, there’s a standout that's not only phenomenally successful but receives rave reviews and is adored by audiences worldwide. Come From Away is a startling achievement with unfathomable heart and soul. A high energy musical with occasional heightened emotional intensity that should, surprisingly, have audiences laughing joyfully […]

REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along

Who would have thought that a musical surrounding the inseparable friendship between three young people working in the world of showbiz could be the best night out in theatre, therapeutic even after three gruelling months at home in lockdown? Mary, Charley and Frank meet and quickly become friends. A wannabe novelist, lyricist and composer respectively, […]

Sydney’s Theatre Royal Reopening In December

BY ASTON BROWN Sydney’s iconic Theatre Royal grand re-opening is only weeks away as it confirms its opening season with two critically acclaimed Broadway musicals - Jagged Little Pill and Girl From The North Country. Operators of the theatre, Trafalgar Entertainment group, are excited to be welcoming back ticket holders on December 2. “We are […]

White Pearl: back on stage at STC

Following its success in 2019, Anchuli Felicia King’s black comedy, White Pearl will be shown at the Sydney Theatre from late July to September.  Identifying Singapore’s colonial past, the play effectively explores the cosmetic industry through its fictional beauty company Clear Skin, a manufacturer of a popular skin whitening cream.  Six distinctive Asian identities, performed […]

REVIEW: Glengarry Glen Ross

New Theatre’s staging of Glengarry Glen Ross is a cracker of a show. David Mamet’s Pulitzer-Prize winning drama demands staccato direction and acting, and the production delivers, including clever set design (Tom Bannerman), lighting (Ole Borch) and Director Louise Fischer‘s sure-handed guidance that brings every element together for a sometimes explosive performance. Fischer has assembled a […]

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 […]

Neighbourhood Watch

After the forced closure owing to COVID-19 restrictions, The New Theatre reopens with Neighbourhood Watch, a tremendously funny and enjoyable play. The story centers on the friendship between two neighbours, Ana an elderly Hungarian born woman, and Catherine, a twenty-something aspiring young actress. Colleen Cook who plays the role of Ana explained that this play […]