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$152m is not enough. How could we let our icon rot?

$152m is not enough. How could we let our icon rot?

The story of the design and construction of the Sydney Opera House is one of those great political pieces of folklore that should be told more often; how Danish architect Jørn Utzon was driven out of the project after a battle between his uncompromising vision and a penny-pinching government.

REVIEW: Bromance | CarriageWorks, Sydney

Performance Space at CarriageWorks, like Magoo, has done it again. One of Sydney's principal bastions of all that's new, fresh and edgy in performance, art and performance art, now brings us, direct from Melbourne's Next Wave festival, Bromance, a celebration of homosociality. Boys will be boys and men will be boys too, given half a chance and an empathic hombre.

REVIEW: Macbeth | Riverside Theatres, Sydney

The weather may not have been so fair, but fair is foul, so what could be fairer than foul weather to open Riverside Lyric Ensemble's presentation of the bloody tragedy of Macbeth? It's a limited but intensive season, running twice daily, from June 1 until June 5. Of course, in our highly-civilised society, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which ambition runs riot and ruins everything, as take place in the Scottish play. That's a joke, Joyce.

The pollies who inspire a musical? Tuckey, Hanson and Keneally

Keating: The Musical was a smashing success. So which pollie or political saga deserves the song-and-dance treatment? Apparently, Wilson Tuckey, Pauline Hanson, Kristina Keneally and Mark Latham. And why not?

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Riding the Next Wave to half-baked theatre

You are forgiven for not knowing that Next Wave -- Melbourne's biennial festival of new and edgy performance/art -- has just finished. Chances are, you didn't attend any of the shows. In all truth, it doesn't matter. You didn't miss anything.

REVIEW: Rain Man | Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Rain Man | Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in the history of theatre, please put your hands together for the stage adaptation, from the original screenplay, of Rain Man! Well, alright, maybe it's not the first time ever, but it's not exactly the garden-variety way of the theatrical world, which usually tends toward a reverse polarity.

REVIEW: Hole in the Wall | CarriageWorks, Sydney

It's theatre you're a part of. Like it. or lump it. A tight 45-minute performance. Immediately prior, all 30-odd of you receive your instructions. Hole in the Wall is engrossing and immersive theatre.

REVIEW: The Ugly One, PLUS: dumplings and an MTC/Lawler gripe

So, last Thursday—a couple of drinks at the Union—leave around nine—fifteen dollar Marius von Meyenburg at the Lawler—out by ten thirty—dumplings at the Supper Inn—quarter past eleven—then back to Fitzroy for a drink at the Old Bar … and it’s still not even midnight. A good time. And the hinge movement in this goodtime sonata […]

Gays in the theatre? SHOCK! Perhaps it’s imagination we lack

Sean Hayes will host this year's Tony Awards (the Oscars of Broadway, if you will) -- sweet vindication for the Will and Grace star, who was slammed by one critic for his unconvincing portrayal of a straight man in musical Promises, Promises.

Politics, as you like it: is this our winter of discontent?

Politics, as you like it: is this our winter of discontent?

As the curtain went down on Richard III in Melbourne last week, I have to say, the parallel was striking. Is now the winter of parliament’s discontent?