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REVIEW: Rising | Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

REVIEW: Rising | Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

Lloyd Bradford SykeOct 21, 2013

Aakash Odedra is a light on the hill in contemporary dance, and Rising shows off his exquisite style and light-footedness.

REVIEW: Hay Fever | New Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Hay Fever | New Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeOct 21, 2013

The role of the egocentric, fading actress is perfect for Alice Livingstone, who has both an apparent penchant and perspicacity when it comes to such characters. This production is a fitting tribute to Noel Coward.

REVIEW: Hamlet | Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Hamlet | Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeOct 17, 20134 Comments

Simon Stone has raised The Bard. His Hamlet, typically sliced and diced, is thrilling. And Toby Schmitz is commanding in the lead.

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REVIEW: The Wharf Revue | Glen Street Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: The Wharf Revue | Glen Street Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeOct 17, 2013

The Wharf Revue is back, warming up for its STC season with tributes to Tom Waterhouse, Gina Rinehart, Julie Bishop and, of course, The Abbott Family.

REVIEW: Women In Voice | Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

Alison CotesOct 17, 2013

For 20 years, Women In Voice has provided a stage for singers young and old in Brisbane. The anniversary series at the Judith Wright Centre unearths more stars.

REVIEW: The Floating World | Griffin Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: The Floating World | Griffin Theatre, Sydney

Regina BotrosOct 17, 2013

The Floating World, a post-war time capsule, broke the mould for Australian theatre in 1974. A revival at Sydney's Griffin Theatre shows why.

REVIEW: Brief Encounter (Melbourne Festival) | Athenaeum Theatre

REVIEW: Brief Encounter (Melbourne Festival) | Athenaeum Theatre

Melinda OliverOct 17, 2013

Brief Encounter will charm your socks off. The British import production for the Melbourne Festival breathes new life into Noel Coward's nostalgic play.

Should this man play a Thai king? The (colour-blind) <em>King and I</em>

Should this man play a Thai king? The (colour-blind) King and I

Byron BacheOct 15, 201312 Comments

He's played a French planter in the South Pacific and now he'll play the King of Siam in another Rodgers and Hammerstein hit. But is the "colour-blind casting" of Kiwi baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes OK?

REVIEW: The Rite Of Spring / Petrushka (Melbourne Festival) | Comedy Theatre

REVIEW: The Rite Of Spring / Petrushka (Melbourne Festival) | Comedy Theatre

Melinda OliverOct 15, 20131 Comment

Set to the music of Stravinsky, Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre brings its animalistic dance works to the Melbourne Festival. It's fearless and fantastic.

REVIEW: Super Discount | Wharf 1, Sydney

REVIEW: Super Discount | Wharf 1, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeOct 14, 2013

Super Discount is courageous theatre. Not because of its cast -- people with disabilities -- but because of where they dare to go with the material.