Topic archives: Seymour Centre

REVIEW: Stomp / Happy As Larry | Various, Sydney

REVIEW: Stomp / Happy As Larry | Various, Sydney

September 26, 2013

While local dance work Happy As Larry seeks to interpolate rather sophisticated concepts, international hit Stomp comes off as the more intelligent show.

REVIEW: Double Think | Seymour Centre, Sydney

REVIEW: Double Think | Seymour Centre, Sydney

September 2, 2013

There were triumphant aspects to award-winning choreographer Byron Perry's double-bill Double Think, but it all left our critic a little underwhelmed.

REVIEW: Delectable Shelter | Seymour Centre, Sydney

REVIEW: Delectable Shelter | Seymour Centre, Sydney

August 22, 2013

Suspend disbelief and buying into a silly sci-fi phantasm with Delectable Shelter, a new farce from hot Melbourne-based troupe The Hayloft Project.

REVIEW: The Hansard Monologues: A Matter Of Public Importance | Seymour Centre, Sydney

REVIEW: The Hansard Monologues: A Matter Of Public Importance | Seymour Centre, Sydney

July 31, 2013

A new play lets Pauline Hanson (and others) speak for herself, with a theatrical treatment of Parliament's Hansard and other transcripts. It's one for the political wonks only.

REVIEW: The Importance Of Being Earnest | Seymour Centre, Sydney

REVIEW: The Importance Of Being Earnest | Seymour Centre, Sydney

July 25, 2013 4

It's hard to bugger up The Importance Of Being Earnest. A new production at the Seymour Centre manages to do it. Is that Yakety Sax playing in the background ...?

REVIEW: Songs From Below 54th Street | Seymour Centre, Sydney

REVIEW: Songs From Below 54th Street | Seymour Centre, Sydney

July 25, 2013

Alexis Fishman is an arresting presence on the cabaret stage with a mix of music theatre and American standards. Her new show Songs From Below 54th Street wowed a Sydney crowd.

REVIEW: Educating Rita | Reginald Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Educating Rita | Reginald Theatre, Sydney

June 3, 2013

A classic play isn't treated with the respect it deserves in this undercooked Seymour Centre production. There's a distinct lack of sensitivity and skill.

REVIEW: Songs For The Fallen | The Reginald, Sydney

REVIEW: Songs For The Fallen | The Reginald, Sydney

March 11, 2013

Songs For The Fallen is a drama, comedy, musical, cabaret ... or something else entirely. The lush Seymour Centre production is certainly a tour de farce.

REVIEW: Beautiful Thing | Reginald Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Beautiful Thing | Reginald Theatre, Sydney

February 25, 2013

There are few dramas held more dearly to queer theatre-goers than Jonathan Harvey's 1993 play Beautiful Thing. It celebrates its 20th anniversary at this year's Sydney Mardi Gras.

REVIEW: Masi (Sydney Festival) | Everest Theatre

REVIEW: Masi (Sydney Festival) | Everest Theatre

January 31, 2013

"Grounding and connective in a way social media and the inter web at large can and will never be." From across the Tasman, a deeply personal, multi-media story.

REVIEW: The Share | The Reginald, Sydney

REVIEW: The Share | The Reginald, Sydney

November 29, 2012

The Share, a new play from Daniel Keene, is a tight, uncompromising and confronting piece of theatre about two blood brothers on the wrong side of the tracks.

REVIEW: The Burlesque Hour (Glory Box Edition) | York Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: The Burlesque Hour (Glory Box Edition) | York Theatre, Sydney

November 22, 2012

Who hasn't seen Finucane & Smith's The Burlesque Hour? Now's your chance to catch the international hit in Sydney, with new songs and sparkle.

REVIEW: My Private Parts | Reginald Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: My Private Parts | Reginald Theatre, Sydney

November 8, 2012

What to expect when you're hoping to be expecting: Deborah Thomson writes and stars in a generous musical comedy that has plenty of heart and soul.

REVIEW: Radio Muezzin (Sydney Festival) | Everest Theatre

REVIEW: Radio Muezzin (Sydney Festival) | Everest Theatre

January 18, 2012 1

It wasn’t because my vague expectations of an uplifting theatrical experience, imbued with vocal musicality were foiled. It wasn’t because Sydney Festival, or Seymour, stuffed-up the ticketing. My disappointment and disillusionment ran much deeper. It wasn’t the only cause of a very restless night, but it was a contributor, methinks. Radio Muezzin, it seems, is the result […]

REVIEW: God’s Ear | The Reginald, Sydney

November 24, 2011

The Fonz should’ve been there. Not Arthur Fonzarelli. No, no. The real one. Benito di Fonzo, the playwright in a pork pie (least I think it’s a pork pie; if not, shows you how much I know about millinery), whose robust, cunning, linguistic gymnastics, as evidenced in The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman AKA Bob […]

REVIEW: City Jungle: Syd vs Melb | The Reginald, Sydney

October 24, 2011

I love percussion. Things that go bang in the night. And there, surely, can be no greater exponents of the art than Speak, from Melbourne, and Synergy, from Sydney. And ain’t it great to revive the old rivalry, in such a healthily competitive way? City Jungle, as the name implies, focusses in on D ‘n’ […]

REVIEW: Unit 4 | The Reginald, Sydney

REVIEW: Unit 4 | The Reginald, Sydney

October 11, 2011

The raison d’etre for The Reginald’s (the theatre formerly known as Seymour Downstairs) inaugural season is to showcase numerous of Australia’s best small and emerging performance companies. Hence curation of Dislocate’s Unit 4. Dislocate may not ring bells or be instantly recognisable in the way of the major companies, but it stands as one of […]

REVIEW: Product (Sydney Fringe) | The Reginald Theatre

September 23, 2011

As we enter, we see a woman, seated, her back to us, with a blindingly bright light, housed in a large, shiny black box, shining upon her. The lights go down, the black box slams shut, to reveal a man and a chair. It almost instantly becomes clear the man is a movie producer, James; […]

REVIEW: Earth Angel (Sydney Fringe) | The Reginald Theatre

September 23, 2011

Earth Angel is billed as “a mystical theatre production, that’s both visually and physically breathtaking”; or something like that. And there can be no doubt about its excellence, in certain respects. There are some breathtaking, acrobatic and aerial dance sequences. Those bodies really take a pounding. The choreography is tough, uncompromising, brave. And the dancers […]

REVIEW: Transparency | York Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Transparency | York Theatre, Sydney

September 13, 2011 1

I was restless. And not in a good way. It’s how I felt for maybe the first half-hour or so of Suzie Miller’s Transparency, directed by Seymour artistic director Tim Jones, in a ground-up, homegrown production. Simon (Glen Hazeldine) has a deep, dark secret, his discomfort with which is apparent within minutes. But what is […]