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Flight Path Theatre’s Much Ado brings Shakespeare to the masses

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young If you’ve always thought you should like Shakespearian work but can’t quite get your head around it, Flight Path Theatre’s Much Ado is the play for you. This modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, running July 29-August 13, strips one of Shakespeare’s most popular scripts down to the bones. Fringe, one-scene […]

Double bill, double thrill

Actors Pulse in Redfern is offering you an opportunity to see two shows in one. The first play, called Tales of Kabbarli, is written by Geoff Sykes, who based his script on Daisy Bates’ writings. The play features Robyna Beard as Daisy Bates, the extraordinary woman who spent decades living with Indigenous people and was […]

A play inspired by a subversive Facebook group

Rough Trade, written and performed by Katie Pollock , is a mix of sex and politics, and a cuttingly witty commentary on a failed society. Described in the press release for this year’s Sydney Fringe as: Part stand-up, part takedown of capitalism, part wannabe dancing dildo musical, this one-woman play is a celebration of resilience, humour … and […]

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – REVIEW

The gremlins had it in for the Genesian company on opening night of their latest production, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. The lights wouldn’t cooperate, the pre-show music didn’t want to stop, and the whole thing threw the actors off kilter. However, the cast and the audience took it all in good humour and persevered.  […]

Eurasian comedy with an Aussie bent

Vanessa Bates knows what it’s like to feel different. The Eurasian writer spent her part of her childhood in Malaysia before moving to regional Australia with her family.  “When I was growing up I knew nobody like me. There was no other kid who was Eurasian - except for my sisters,” says Bates. “You know, […]

REVIEW: Burn, Witch, Burn

There are two longish monologues in this play: one at the very beginning which acts as an exposition, the other closer to the end, kind of rounding things up. Other than those two moments of lucidity you will be at great pains to work out what exactly is going on. Writer, Tasnim Hossain, director, Claudia […]

Jekyll & Hyde – The Musical

Theatre-goers beware! The phenomenal Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is coming to town! Based on the classic gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson this musical promises to be a thrilling theatrical experience, incorporating 18 pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse. Australian singer song-writer Brendan […]

Capitol Theatre hosting Australian premiere of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Australian premiere production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to open at the Capitol Theatre in February, 2023. Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which […]

Once The Musical at Darlinghurst Theatre Company Extended

Once The Musical at Darlinghurst Theatre Company has had to endure some very unexpected hurdles on its way to 100 shows. Despite these challenges the show has proven how special it is to audiences by managing to continue drawing in audiences after three seperate seasons at the Eternity Playhouse Theatre. In fact Once The Musical […]

REVIEW: Control at New Theatre in Newtown

Emerging playwright, Keziah Warner, displays an aptitude for dialogue and comedy with some light-handed social proselytising in her new play, Control. Comprised of three one-act stories loosely connected by situations, this play is a cautionary tale about climate, A.I. and celebrity culture. In the opening story, the action takes place on a spaceship headed for […]