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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]