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REVIEW: Three Winters Green

The third revival of Campion Decent’s 1993 play Three Winters Green is timely. In the midst of another pandemic, it reminds us of the devastating worldwide impact of HIV, an epidemic that has been forgotten as COVID-19 is compared to the Spanish Flu of 1918. The play follows eight people through three years of their lives […]

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, […]

REVIEW: Hamilton

The Australian production of Hamilton has been presented with a very unique opportunity, as one of the only major live theatre productions occurring in the world, and if it could speak it would most certainly say "I'm not throwing away my shot!" This version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's instant classic takes all of the elements that […]

REVIEW: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Hit British television comedy series Fawlty Towers was something of a jewel when it premiered in the mid-1970s and is still watched by new generations of ardent viewers all around the world. The show centered on Basil Fawlty, owner of the fictional British hotel Fawlty Towers, his wife Sybil who managed the hotel, chambermaid Polly, […]

REVIEW: Diva Degustation

It’s a starry, starry night at The Ensemble Theatre as Trevor Ashely, Australia’s favourite drag artist, returns to the stage in Diva Degustation, his latest cabaret production which will not only entertain, but tantalise audiences with his deliciously naughty, flamboyant, and spicy impersonations of famous divas. The question that should be asked is not what’s […]

REVIEW: Magic Mike Live

Imagine this, two best friends of 15 years, 200+ screaming toey women, and about 30 men in a crowd watching a sweaty, ab popping reincarnation of Magic Mike! As a dancer off 25 years I spectical on the quality of dancing! Let me tell you I was blown away! Choreographed by the gorgeous and talented […]

REVIEW: Fangirls

Judging by the audience reaction, Yve Blake’s revision of Fangirls is going to be another big hit. The story of three school-age friends who all fall in love with a boyband idol is not for everyone above the age of, say, 40 years old. The first half is full on, with intensely loud music, blurred […]