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Curtain Call Sydney critic

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REVIEW: Small And Tired | Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Small And Tired | Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeOct 11, 2013

A Greek myth turned into a gay Sex In The City? Kit Brookman's adaptation of the stories around Orestes for Belvoir St is radically contemporary.

REVIEW: Romeo And Juliet | Drama Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Romeo And Juliet | Drama Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeOct 7, 20131 Comment

Sydney Theatre Company doesn't present the definitive take on Shakespeare's classic, if such a thing exists, but Kip Williams' feministic take is a thrilling ride.

REVIEW: Doku Rai | Carriageworks, Sydney

REVIEW: Doku Rai | Carriageworks, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeOct 3, 2013

In Sydney via Timor, the genre-bending, cross-hatched Doku Rai is the kind of immersive experience you want to have in the theatre -- but rarely do.

REVIEW: Ute Lemper | Concert Hall, Sydney

REVIEW: Ute Lemper | Concert Hall, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 30, 20132 Comments

Ute Lemper held a Concert Hall audience spellbound with her song cycle based on the love poems of Pablo Neruda. Thanks to her, the Weimar era has never quite ended.

REVIEW: Rachel Collis (Sydney Fringe) | Glebe Cafe Church Space

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 30, 2013

Is Rachel Collis the great, undiscovered, unwittingly underground cabaret talent of her time? Her Sydney Fringe performances sparkled with humour and poignancy.

REVIEW: Stomp / Happy As Larry | Various, Sydney

REVIEW: Stomp / Happy As Larry | Various, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 26, 2013

While local dance work Happy As Larry seeks to interpolate rather sophisticated concepts, international hit Stomp comes off as the more intelligent show.

REVIEW: Seminar | Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Seminar | Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 26, 20132 Comments

Theresa Rebeck's Seminar is a taut Big Apple drama that Sydney's Ensemble Theatre makes an excellent fist of. It's some of their best work.

REVIEW: Spur Of The Moment | ATYP, Sydney

REVIEW: Spur Of The Moment | ATYP, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 19, 2013

Spur Of The Moment is like a warm embrace. Australian Theatre for Young People, 50 years young, produces a remarkable debut effort from Anya Reiss.

REVIEW: This Fella, My Memory | Carriageworks, Sydney

REVIEW: This Fella, My Memory | Carriageworks, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 17, 2013

A new indigenous arts company brings native voices to the stage. This Fella, My Memory is not perfect, but it shows great promise.

Interview: Bartlett Sher on <em>South Pacific</em> in the South Pacific

Interview: Bartlett Sher on South Pacific in the South Pacific

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 13, 2013

Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher talks to Curtain Call about his life, Rodgers and Hammerstein and bringing his Broadway version of South Pacific to Australia.