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The <em>Curtain</em> closes -- we're remounting the production at <em>Daily Review</em>

The Curtain closes -- we're remounting the production at Daily Review

CrikeyNov 12, 2013

Crikey has launched Australia's newest arts website, The Daily Review -- the new home for theatre criticism and debate. Come join the discussion.

Forty years on: <em>War And Peace</em> for House opening

Forty years on: War And Peace for House opening

Ava HubbleSep 26, 2013

It will be 40 years this weekend since the Sydney Opera House held its first performance, a production of Prokofiev's War And Peace. The critics loved the show -- and the venue.

A moment of Solitude: Mayday plays an indie shot in the arm

A moment of Solitude: Mayday plays an indie shot in the arm

Lloyd Bradford SykeMay 23, 2013

What do you get when you put 16 writers, nine directors and 19 actors into a room? The inaugural Mayday Playwrights' Festival. The theatrical shorts are a shot in the arm for Sydney indie theatre.

REVIEW: Frankenstein | Brisbane Arts Theatre

REVIEW: Frankenstein | Brisbane Arts Theatre

Alison CotesMay 9, 20131 Comment

The Brisbane Arts Theatre revives Frankenstein in the best traditions of the Gothic horror tale. Brenna Lee-Cooney's take is an intense but colourful adaptation.

Final curtain for Bille Brown a stirring send-off/up with friends

Final curtain for Bille Brown a stirring send-off/up with friends

Alison CotesFeb 5, 2013

From Geoff Rush to Neil Armfield, friends of Bille Brown gathered in Brisbane earlier this week to farewell the celebrated thespian in the most theatrical of ways.

REVIEW: S (Brisbane Festival) | Playhouse

REVIEW: S (Brisbane Festival) | Playhouse

Alison CotesSep 13, 2012

This is dark and painful circus, using very few props, and only the performers' bodies to do all the hard work and act as supports for each other.

REVIEW: The Lunch Hour | Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 13, 2012

There isn't much that's spectacular in Chris Aronsten's The Lunch Hour. In fact, there's quite a lot of attempted comedy that falls flat.

REVIEW: Female Creators (Spring Dance 2012) | The Playhouse, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeAug 30, 2012

The branding for Spring Dance 2012, now showing at The Playhouse, downstairs, on the western side of the Sydney Opera House, is all over the place. What I do know for sure is that, for

REVIEW: Ordinary Days | Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Ordinary Days | Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeFeb 2, 2012

Ordinary Days might be small-scale and low-budget, but it's no ordinary musical. Written by young, still-ascendant composer and lyricist Adam Gwon and directed by Scot Grac

REVIEW: Beautiful Burnout (Sydney Festival) | York Theatre

REVIEW: Beautiful Burnout (Sydney Festival) | York Theatre

Lloyd Bradford SykeJan 23, 2012

It's getting to the stage where one has to seriously suspect collusion, or a notion of competition, permeating the ranks of artists. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Is th