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REVIEW: Grease | Lyric Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Grease | Lyric Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford Syke October 30, 2013

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 Shadow King | Malthouse Theatre

REVIEW: The Shadow King | Malthouse Theatre

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.

REVIEW: Brief Encounter (Melbourne Festival) | Athenaeum Theatre

REVIEW: Brief Encounter (Melbourne Festival) | Athenaeum Theatre

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.

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

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

Melinda Oliver October 15, 2013 1 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: Roam | Red Stitch Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Roam | Red Stitch Theatre, Melbourne

Mark Pearce October 14, 2013

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.

REVIEW: The Beast (Melbourne Festival) | Southbank Theatre

REVIEW: The Beast (Melbourne Festival) | Southbank Theatre

Corina Thorose October 11, 2013 1 Comment

Funny, heartbreaking and politically incorrect: Eddie Perfect's first play is a winner. The dark satire is a razor-sharp examination of food stuff and middle-class values.

REVIEW: Hard Rubbish | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Hard Rubbish | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

Mark Pearce September 25, 2013

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.

REVIEW: Cinderella | State Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Cinderella | State Theatre, Melbourne

Corina Thorose September 25, 2013

You know the story, but Australian Ballet's production of the fairytale classic will still break your heart. Cinderella is exquisite from start to finish.

REVIEW: Straight | Red Sitch, Melbourne

REVIEW: Straight | Red Sitch, Melbourne

Mark Pearce September 2, 2013

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.

REVIEW: Paquita and La Sylphide | State Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Paquita and La Sylphide | State Theatre, Melbourne

Mark Pearce September 2, 2013

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