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REVIEW: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead | Sydney Theatre

The genius of Tom Stoppard is matched by the inspired casting of university mates Toby Schmitz and Tim Minchin in Sydney Theatre Company's genre-bending Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead.

REVIEW: G and Mah-Hah-Bone | Sydney Theatre and IPAC

REVIEW: G and Mah-Hah-Bone | Sydney Theatre and IPAC

Two recent dance works packed a solid punch, but would both benefit from a dramaturgical fine-toothed comb: Australian Dance Theatre's G and Dansatori's Mah-Hah-Bone.

REVIEW: De Novo | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: De Novo | Sydney Theatre

Three new works from Sydney Dance Company master choreographer Rafael Bonachela veer from dramatic intensity to laugh-out-loud funny. But always thrillingly contemporary.

REVIEW: The Secret River (Sydney Festival) | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: The Secret River (Sydney Festival) | Sydney Theatre

The Secret River is as close as it gets to textual healing. Kate Grenville's 2005 novel on Australian race relations is even more alive on the Sydney Theatre stage.

REVIEW: The Pirates Of Penzance | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: The Pirates Of Penzance | Sydney Theatre

An all-male The Pirates Of Penzance experience comes to Sydney via London. It's the very model of a modern presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan revue.

REVIEW: Project Rameau | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: Project Rameau | Sydney Theatre

What are the chances? Two of Australia’s leading lights in the performing arts — Rafael Bonachela, artistic director of the Sydney Dance Company, and Richard Tognetti, artistic director of the Australian Chamber orchestra — discover a mutual passion in Jean-Philippe Rameau. Who? Precisely. As Tognetti points out, Rameau’s legend and music was dead almost as […]

REVIEW: Water | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: Water | Sydney Theatre

Water is awash with theatrical transcendence, brimming with crosscurrents. The independent show at Sydney Theatre last month broke new ground.

REVIEW: Face To Face | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: Face To Face | Sydney Theatre

I wonder how many people realise Face To FaceĀ — the Ingmar Bergman film on which Andrew Upton and Simon Stone have based their Sydney Theatre Company adaptation — was, in the beginning, a four-part television miniseries. Perhaps knowing this might dispel any residual snobbery we might have about this medium. And I wonder how many […]

REVIEW: Be Your Self | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: Be Your Self | Sydney Theatre

Dance is so often laden with big, ambitious, over-thought, overwrought, conceptual ideas, often overly intellectual, or just pseudo-intellectual. Worse yet, all too rarely do these ideas, if they’re worth the trouble at all, come through, without the benefit of copious, humourless artistic director’s notes. But Australian Dance Theatre’s latest production, staged at Sydney Theatre, suffered […]

REVIEW: Bob Downe: 20 Golden Greats | Sydney Theatre

REVIEW: Bob Downe: 20 Golden Greats | Sydney Theatre

It’s hard to believe the prince of polyester has been reigning for a quarter-century. Then again, it’s probably going on 20 years since I first saw him, at North Ryde rissole. The most delirious thing about that performance was I’m sure many of the patrons thought he was just another polished club entertainer-in-earnest. It could’ve […]