Alison Cotes November 7, 2013
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.
Alison Cotes October 31, 2013
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.
Lloyd Bradford Syke October 25, 2013
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.
Regina Botros October 23, 2013 2 Comments
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.
Melinda Oliver October 23, 2013
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.
Lloyd Bradford Syke October 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.
Lloyd Bradford Syke October 17, 2013 4 Comments
Simon Stone has raised The Bard. His Hamlet, typically sliced and diced, is thrilling. And Toby Schmitz is commanding in the lead.
Lloyd Bradford Syke October 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.
Regina Botros October 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.
Melinda Oliver October 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.