November 12, 2013
Crikey has launched Australia's newest arts website, The Daily Review -- the new home for theatre criticism and debate. Come join the discussion.
September 26, 2013
It will be 40 years this weekend since the Sydney Opera House held its first performance, a production of Prokofiev's War And Peace. The critics loved the show -- and the venue.
May 23, 2013
What do you get when you put 16 writers, nine directors and 19 actors into a room? The inaugural Mayday Playwrights' Festival. The theatrical shorts are a shot in the arm for Sydney indie theatre.
May 9, 2013 1
The Brisbane Arts Theatre revives Frankenstein in the best traditions of the Gothic horror tale. Brenna Lee-Cooney's take is an intense but colourful adaptation.
February 5, 2013
From Geoff Rush to Neil Armfield, friends of Bille Brown gathered in Brisbane earlier this week to farewell the celebrated thespian in the most theatrical of ways.
September 13, 2012
This is dark and painful circus, using very few props, and only the performers' bodies to do all the hard work and act as supports for each other.
September 13, 2012
There isn't much that's spectacular in Chris Aronsten's The Lunch Hour. In fact, there's quite a lot of attempted comedy that falls flat.
August 30, 2012
The branding for Spring Dance 2012, now showing at The Playhouse, downstairs, on the western side of the Sydney Opera House, is all over the place. What I do know for sure is that, for 2012 at least, Sydney Dance Company’s erstwhile artistic director Rafael Bonachela (a man whose name alone is poetry) is the […]
February 2, 2012
Ordinary Days might be small-scale and low-budget, but it’s no ordinary musical. Written by young, still-ascendant composer and lyricist Adam Gwon and directed by Scot Grace Barnes, for Squabbalogic, it focusses in on the Manhattan lifestyle, but presents a side less idealised and glamourous than, say, Woody is prone to do. Paul Geddes is musical […]
January 23, 2012
It’s getting to the stage where one has to seriously suspect collusion, or a notion of competition, permeating the ranks of artists. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Is there? After all, there used to be a sense of oneupmanship, envy and anxiety between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. And the similarities between […]