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Articles by Mark Pearce

REVIEW: Roam | Red Stitch Theatre, Melbourne

Melbourne indie company Red Stitch has embraced an exciting young writer in Adam Cass and given him an eye-popping canvass for high-tech drama Roam.

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REVIEW: Hard Rubbish | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

A pile of unloved old furniture destined for the tip takes the battle to its evil replacement: Hard Rubbish is a cataclysmic riot of a show for young and old alike.

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REVIEW: Straight | Red Sitch, Melbourne

Straight is kitchen-sink comedy that asks some curly questions on relationships and sexuality. Red Stitch’s production of the British play is hard to fault.

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REVIEW: Paquita and La Sylphide | State Theatre, Melbourne

The national ballet company presents an exquisite double-bill in Melbourne and Sydney, showcasing some extraordinary athleticism by its principal dancers.

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REVIEW: The Cherry Orchard | Southbank Theatre, Melbourne

Simon Stone has ripped up another classic and breathed new life into it. The Cherry Orchard for Melbourne Theatre Company is faithful and radical at once.

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REVIEW: Night Maybe | TheatreWorks, Melbourne

Part parody, comedy, tragedy and art work, Night Maybe, from an exciting Melbourne troupe, presents as ethereal, engrossing drama at TheatreWorks.

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REVIEW: The Dragon | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

A rumbling critique of a corrupt and corrupting political culture: how timely. But Toby Schmitz’s adaptation of The Dragon doesn’t exactly breathe fire, either.

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REVIEW: Palace Of The End | Theatreworks, Melbourne

Judith Thompson’s writing is so good it opens vistas into the lives of each character, and together they merge to form a powerful condemnation of a war that itself was like watching theatre of the grotesque.

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REVIEW: Ph├Ędre | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

An illicit Greek tragedy warms cold hearts in Melbourne with Catherine McClements delivering a tour-de-force performance of pathos, nuance and self-reflective humour.

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REVIEW: Don Quixote | State Theatre, Melbourne

Rudolf Nureyev came to Australia to create one of the world’s greatest ever productions of Don Quixote. Some 40 years later a couple of Australian dancers bring it back to brilliant life.

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