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REVIEW: Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus – Madness, Mayhem And Mozart at Theatre Royal

BY RENEE LOU DALLOW The Theatre Royal is a cultural icon and is now the venue for another cultural icon, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is culture for kids as well as being energetic, fun and remarkably easy on the eye. They say music soothes the savage beast and so it is with […]

REVIEW: Little Triangle’s ‘Isn’t It Queer?’ at PACT Theatre

Well, Sydney, here is a real treat for you! The Little Triangle is back – not with a tinkle but with a blingle. Little Triangle was formed in 2017 when Rose McClelland and Alexander Andrews got together to “present boutique productions that platform emerging and established musical theatre performers.” Their latest show, entitled Isn’t It […]

An American In Paris at Theatre Royal

Enthusiasts of movies from the golden years of Hollywood should be delighted that An American In Paris is coming to the Theatre Royal in Sydney. The four-time Tony Award winning Broadway Musical version of the 1951 film is set to captivate Sydney audiences throughout April, May and June. Inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George […]

Circa’s Peepshow – Blending Cabaret & Burlesque With Circus

Circa's Peepshow transforms the traditional family-friendly circus into a more titillating & visually stunning experience. Blending elements of musical theatre, burlesque, cabaret & acrobatics Circa's Peepshow is a truly unique experience. Sweeping into the Theatre Royal Sydney from April 20-23 this strictly limited season will see the hallowed Theatre Royal Sydney transformed. Peepshow will take […]

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT: Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

With school holidays upon us Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus is the perfect show to entertain the kids & get everyone out of the house for a few hours.  Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents classical composer Mozart’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring […]

REVIEW: Breaking The Castle

There are no dazzling sets or colourful costumes in Breaking The Castle. No orchestrated music, large ensemble cast nor a Broadway spectacular high budget price tag. However, this one-man production may be the most significant theatre production that audiences are ever likely to experience. This is the brutally honest account of one man’s dependence and […]

REVIEW: Short+Sweet Sydney Final Gala

BY MARCUS HAAR After having to reprogram on five separate occasions due to COVID-19, the Final Gala performances for the ongoing 20-year long, little theatre festival, Short+Sweet Sydney played last Sunday. Over 30 plays were submitted into the semi-finals which, just like a knife to a whetstone, were sharpened down to a final 10 by […]

REVIEW: Stay Woke by Aran Thangaratnam at Darlinghurst Theatre

In Stay Woke, older brother Niv (Dushan Philips) invites his younger brother Sai (Kaivu Suvarna) to a chalet in the mountains for a skiing weekend in an attempt to heal past tensions between the Sri Lankan siblings. Niv’s non-binary partner Mae (Brooke Lee) is there with Niv, and Sai is bringing his new girlfriend Kate […]

REVIEW: Blood On The Wattle confronts climate change, the plight of refugees, and party politics

Geoff Sykes’ play Blood On The Wattle, which he also directs, is a three-hander with plenty to say about the big issues confronting Australia today - issues like climate change, the plight of refugees, and party politics. At the centre is Federal member for “Western Slopes”, Karl Matters, played with disturbing realism by Ken Welsh. […]

REVIEW: Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘White Pearl’ tackles racism & consumerism in the beauty industry

REVIEWED BY SHON HO A racist commercial for a skin whitening cream has been leaked online. It’s going viral and the Singaporean headquarters of the start-up Clearday Cosmetics is plunged into a state of chaos. Cue skyrocketing views on YouTube, global backlash and an increasing number of KFC buckets accumulating in the boardroom as the […]