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Articles by Lloyd Bradford Syke

REVIEW: Small And Tired | Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney

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.

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REVIEW: Romeo And Juliet | Drama Theatre, Sydney

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.

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REVIEW: Doku Rai | Carriageworks, Sydney

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.

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REVIEW: Ute Lemper | Concert Hall, Sydney

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.

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

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

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REVIEW: Stomp / Happy As Larry | Various, Sydney

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

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REVIEW: Seminar | Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

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.

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REVIEW: Spur Of The Moment | ATYP, Sydney

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.

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REVIEW: This Fella, My Memory | Carriageworks, Sydney

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

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Interview: Bartlett Sher on South Pacific in the South Pacific

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.

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