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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

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

REVIEW: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Theatre Royal, Sydney

REVIEW: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Theatre Royal, Sydney

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is, above all, a Good Night Out. The Sydney production of the Broadway hit features a winning cast and sounds much better than it looks.

REVIEW: Motherland | Metro Arts, Brisbane

REVIEW: Motherland | Metro Arts, Brisbane

An untold story about the marriage between a Russian president and a Brisbane heiress is fodder for Kathryn Lyall-Watson's accomplished new play at Metro Arts.

REVIEW: Design For Living | Playhouse, Brisbane

REVIEW: Design For Living | Playhouse, Brisbane

Wesley Enoch's Design For Living strips Noel Coward's sexual politics fable of its morality play in favour of over-the-top farce. And buries much of the wit at the same time.

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REVIEW: Grease | Lyric Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Grease | Lyric Theatre, Sydney

It's systematic. It's certainly hackneyed. Why, it's Greased Lightning. Again. And with a cast that, frankly, doesn't do much to revive the '70s stage favourite.

REVIEW: The Crowd | Concert Hall, Sydney

The Australian Chamber Orchestra tackles a big theme in a big way in an audio-visual spectacular at the Sydney Opera House.

REVIEW: Singled Out | Seymour Centre, Sydney

REVIEW: Singled Out | Seymour Centre, Sydney

Singled Out is a heroic undertaking that deserves more than cynicism and lip-service. And what a coup to remind us of one of the great actors still in our midst who should never have been off our radar. Or producers' radars.

REVIEW: Cinematic Orchestra | Hamer Hall, Melbourne

REVIEW: Cinematic Orchestra | Hamer Hall, Melbourne

The Cinematic Orchestra played for one magical night during the Melbourne Festival. Every member brought something dazzling to the stage of Hamer Hall.

REVIEW: The Vehicle Failed to Stop | Carriageworks

REVIEW: The Vehicle Failed to Stop | Carriageworks

Theatre company Version 1.0's The Vehicle Failed to Stop takes a hard look at corruption and the dehumanisation of war. It is likely to stop you in your tracks and make you think.

REVIEW: The Shadow King | Malthouse Theatre

REVIEW: The Shadow King | Malthouse Theatre

In this adaptation for the Malthouse Theatre, King Lear is an indigenous Australian and his kingdom is the outback. The messages inherent in Shakespeare’s original script align powerfully.