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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: The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black is a gothic mystery thriller set in and around a haunted house in the early 20th century. It is not the usual fare for the Ensemble Theatre where playwrights Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon have always been the popular choice. Director of the Ensemble and of this play, Mark […]

What’s happened to our independent theatre makers?

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young It’s been over a year since independent theatre companies had to close their doors for the first time. After the stickiness of job loss dried up, it seems we almost stopped talking about the struggles of Sydney's smaller creatives.  Perhaps we forgot the 12% job loss that occurred between March and September […]

You’re Not Special

A win-win: forget the grim realities of lockdown and support the hard-hit theatre industry with Sam O’Sullivan’s You’re Not Special! Critical Stages Touring have come up with the perfect remedy for your lockdown blues, offering a free screening of the critically acclaimed You’re Not Special! The season hit Kings Cross Theatre for the first time in […]

Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry Experience

Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry Experience is a capsule capture of author J.K Rowlings’ seven-book series that shattered records across readers of all ages, and engendered so much attention worldwide that it has its own parody and, heartfelt treatment. Not just for the fans, the short, audience-friendly show features two clever Kiwi-based actors who compress […]

Jamie Oxenbould in ‘Woman In Black’

Jamie Oxenbould, currently appearing in the play Woman In Black at The Ensemble Theatre, is a highly accomplished actor in his own right. In fact he comes from a whole family of actors, including his famous brother Ben Oxenbould, so how could he not have talent? Having seen Oxenbould's incredible performance as Archie in Baby […]

Lunch With Bernays

Samira Spring is the exciting, young Director behind the fascinating expressionistic account of controversial figure, Edward Bernays, the Grandfather of propaganda, and how his work has paved the way for data mining and other nefarious contemporary themes. Edward Bernays is the nephew of Sigmund Freud; he championed ‘alternative facts’ and pioneered the use of propaganda […]

REVIEW: American Psycho

American Psycho, just starting its popular second Sydney season, is already enjoying whispers about strong ticket sales for its return, this time at the Sydney Opera House. American Psycho seems a bit of a contradiction with its timely and reoccurring message about excess and toxic masculinity but its lack of any great songs (besides a […]

Follow Me Home

Often theatrical performances are viewed as simple entertainment but in actuality they can be a poignant and eye opening form of education and awareness. The new production fo Follow Me Home, which is set to take to the stage of the Griffin Theatre in June, is the latter. Throughout a performance of Follow Me Home audiences […]

American Psycho Makes Triumphant Return To Sydney Opera House

American Psycho is making a triumphant return to Sydney in June after a fully sold out season at The Hayes back in May 2019. This time around though the show will be playing at the Sydney Opera House! Most of the cast are returning, including Ben Gerrard, a queer actor who played the role to […]