Lloyd Bradford Syke September 26, 2013 2 Comments
Theresa Rebeck's Seminar is a taut Big Apple drama that Sydney's Ensemble Theatre makes an excellent fist of. It's some of their best work.
Lloyd Bradford Syke July 30, 2013
Ensemble Theatre takes on Tennessee Williams' American classic with credible effort. But it falls short of recreating the stage magic of previous productions.
Lloyd Bradford Syke July 8, 2013
Paul Gilchrist's play is as much a poem, a soliloquy, a morality tale on love, language and the search for meaning. Written specifically for her, Sylvia Keays very much owns the role.
Lloyd Bradford Syke April 11, 2013 1 Comment
Nick Dear's Frankenstein is perhaps closest to Mary Shelly's original vision as anything else. And now Sydney audiences can see the National Theatre smash.
Lloyd Bradford Syke March 27, 2013
Joanna Murray-Smith's one-woman tour de force -- originally written for Caroline O'Connor -- is in safe hands with Sharon Millerchip at Ensemble Theatre. It's an extraordinary performance.
Lloyd Bradford Syke February 25, 2013
Mother and Son writer Geoffrey Atherden goes over old ground for his new free-wheeling play on our scared contemporary society. But a terrific cast makes it seem fresh.
Lloyd Bradford Syke February 14, 2013 1 Comment
A slice of small-town America comes to the Ensemble Theatre stage in Lee Blessing's 90-minute two-hander. A smart script is brought down by some bad design.
Lloyd Bradford Syke December 24, 2012
David Williams steers clear of heavy-handed, didactic temptations -- unlike more recent efforts -- with a new play about a cross-dressing footy player at Sydney's Ensemble Theatre.
Lloyd Bradford Syke November 8, 2012
A twisted play on relationships from a writer of Law and Order TV episodes is an impressive -- and recognisable -- affair at Sydney's Ensemble Theatre.