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Jon Glass’ Latest Play Spring Loaded

Jon Glass says he has always “loved theatre.” His first play, called Entitled Transactions, was performed at the Factory Theatre in 2018. He says, “Writing is what I think I can do, and the play seemed to work reasonably well. So, I wanted to try my hand at something with quite a different atmosphere: a bit […]

Dustyesky

Dustyesky is a pun on the name of Russian writer Dostoevsky, a reflection of the humour conveyed by a bunch of 28 scruffy men, handsome hairy and wild, who have formed themselves into an Australian Russian male choir. Comrade Swainski, the musical boss, says everyone can sing. And they are proof of that. They are “Humble […]

Ulster American

David Ireland's biting play, Ulster American, is coming to the Seymour Centre. Directed by Shane Anthony the play deals with such themes as misogyny, lust for power and intolerance. Harriet Gordon Anderson who plays Ruth, an Irish playwright with an axe to grind, said that she sees her character as “uncompromising and brutal but honest.” […]

I Want To Know What Love Is Co-Creator Amy Ingram Discuss the Importance Of Love In A Post-Pandemic World

Over the course of the last year one constant, love, has kept us all sane as we persevere through the toughest year many of us have ever experienced. Throughout the past 12 months we have learned that "things may go wrong but at the end of the day we only have each other to lean […]

Hyperdream

The delineation between what is lived, what is remembered and what can be re-created are fast-disappearing borders in the digital world. Once limited to the realm of speculation, these new technologies are explored in Hyperdream, created by Adriane Daff and Mikala Westhall. In the collaborative work (actors Nat Jobe, Angela Mahlatjie and Matt Abell-King), characters are […]

REVIEW: Honour

Joanna Murray-Smith takes a familiar domestic scenario – a man who leaves his wife of many years for a much younger woman – and examines the perspectives and feelings of each in detail with great humour and compassion. She also presents the effect of the breakup on the daughter of the couple, as well as […]

REVIEW: Claudel

The Claudel of the title is the much underestimated sculptor Camille Claudel, whose relationship with Auguste Rodin overshadowed her extraordinary talent and attracted the bitter disapproval of her mother and the opprobrium of a strait-laced society. Wendy Beckett’s script is brought to brilliant life as she directs Imogen Sage (Claudel) and Christopher Stollery (Rodin), and three […]

Jurassic Park In Concert

The Steven Spielberg epic Jurassic Park said to be ‘65 million years in the making’, returns for one night only with the iconic John Williams' musical score performed live by The Metropolitan Orchestra. Founded in 2009 The Metropolitan Orchestra has toured nationally and internationally, boasting over 500 concerts with appearances by Jose Carreras, Anthony Warlow, […]

REVIEW: Schapelle, Schapelle – The Musical

Sydney University’s Manning Theatre was a very clever choice for Schapelle, Schapelle - The Musical. A place for educated, learned people, looking down on those without the same opportunities becomes the theme of this very black comedy. In this case, however, the educated ones are the journalists falling all over themselves to get the scoop […]

Your Mother’s Pension

Theatergoers who have enjoyed past parodies of ethnic groups won’t be disappointed with the latest offering Your Mother’s Pension, a hilarious comedy that director Lucy Miller said reflects the uncertainty of current times. “With the economic crisis in Greece, more and more young couples are bringing their parents to move in with them to financially […]