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REVIEW: Other Desert Cities | Playhouse, Brisbane

REVIEW: Other Desert Cities | Playhouse, Brisbane

Other Desert Cities has been nominated for Tonys and Pulitzer Prizes. So why was this Queensland Theatre Company production so boring? The energy seemed drained after opening night.

REVIEW: Jack Charles v The Crown | Ilbijerri Theatre Company, national tour

REVIEW: Jack Charles v The Crown | Ilbijerri Theatre Company, national tour

When one considers what Jack Charles has been through (to which he only but alludes) and the lingering effects it's had (PTSD), his disposition stands as a triumph of equanimity over brutal reality.

REVIEW: A Clockwork Orange | York Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: A Clockwork Orange | York Theatre, Sydney

An all-male production of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange offers a terrifying performance from Martin McCreadie. But its dance beat is too West Side Story for the brutality of the story.

REVIEW: Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret | City Recital Hall, Sydney

REVIEW: Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret | City Recital Hall, Sydney

The Australian Chamber Orchestra takes a walk through the Weimar Republic with a couple of sensationally sassy guides -- cabaret star Meow Meow and the incomparable Barry Humphries.

REVIEW: Managing Carmen | The Playhouse, Brisbane

REVIEW: Managing Carmen | The Playhouse, Brisbane

Sorry, David Williamson, we're ready for your critique, but your new Queensland Theatre Company play about a cross-dressing footballer just isn't very good.

REVIEW: Ovo (Cirque Du Soleil) | Moore Park, Sydney

REVIEW: Ovo (Cirque Du Soleil) | Moore Park, Sydney

Cirque Du Soleil is more business than entertainment, but its latest touring production Ovo has plenty of heart for the young and young-at-heart.

REVIEW: West Side Story | Regent Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: West Side Story | Regent Theatre, Melbourne

David Letterman does this bit where he talks about gang violence in New York — it’s out of control, they’re terrorising the streets, etc; he builds it up beautifully — and then plays a scene from West Side Story of the Jets prancing down the street. Oh, how I laugh… I mean, for a story […]

REVIEW: Waiting For Godot (drinking game version) | Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Waiting For Godot (drinking game version) | Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

The Theatre Royal Haymarket Company have launched their celebrated production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, the first stop on a three-month tour through Australia and New Zealand. Ian McKellen (Estragon) and Roger Rees (Vladamir), beaming in their evening rags, bring each a bindle full of tenderness to Beckett’s […]