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Historic Theatre Royal To Be Revived

Sydney's oldest theatre is set to reopen in 2021 after being closed in 2016. The move comes after the Berejiklian Government came to an agreement on a 55 year lease with British theatre company Trafalgar Entertainment (TE). Theatre Royal has sat on the same site in the CBD's MLC building since 1875 and became an […]

A third act waits for Metro Theatre

by JOHN MOYLE The Metro Theatre in Potts Point may be closer to returning to a full-time performing arts venue than at any time in its recent history if a recently formed committee has its way. “The purpose of the action group is to ensure that the Metro is fully restored as a venue for […]

Fix is in for Powerhouse

By Kylie Winkworth Just before Christmas, NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin appointed four new trustees to the board of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), displacing two highly regarded trustees who were dropped after only one term. Reading the entrails of these new appointments reveals the grim future of the Powerhouse Museum (PHM). […]

Review: Legends!

James Kirkwood’s 1986 comedy sees two fading Hollywood starlets trading barbs for two hours, but lacks a definitive knockout blow. The show stars sisters Juliet and Hayley Mills performing as the lead characters Sylvia Glenn and Leatrice Monsee respectively. Both put in quality performances with lots of charisma and comedic timing, sadly though they are […]

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

Tony Sheldon, fresh from his huge success on Broadway and the West End in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, heads a stellar cast in this tale of conmen, their marks and the French Riviera. Suave scammer Lawrence Jameson (Sheldon) makes a wager with small-time hustler, Freddy Benson (Matt Hetherington) as to who is the best. […]

STOMP

STOMP has been around for over 20 years, sharing this clanging, banging, beat-making high-energy show with audiences all over the world. It’s only a short run this time so audiences have to get in quick to watch these tradie-inspired performers blow the walls and eardrums out of the Theatre Royal in Sydney. Using nothing but […]

REVIEW – FREUD’S LAST SESSION

After getting off to a shaky start due to unfortunate technical issues, the opening night of Freud’s Last Session bounced back to live up to its reputation as a delightful off-Broadway hit. Directed by Adam Cook and starring Henri Szeps and Douglas Hansell, the play tells the story of a fictional meeting between Sigmund Freud […]

FREUD’S LAST SESSION

It’s September 1939 – England has just entered the war - and two men meet in London. The aged and ailing Sigmund Freud, legendary psychoanalyst and Jewish Atheist, has been exiled by the Nazis. As the shadow of death approaches he summons a young Oxford professor. C.S. Lewis, once an Atheist but now converted to […]

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW

Slava’s Snowshow is like a child’s dream with a bigger budget, one that doesn’t quite make sense during waking hours but will thoroughly immerse the audience at all times. So much can be conveyed with a small heave of the shoulders or a raise of the eyebrows as Slava meanders through the simplest of scenarios […]