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news February 03, 2018
Theatre director Ivo van Hove
Theatre director Ivo van Hove is often drawn to adapting film screenplays for the stage, but his latest work, juxtaposing three warrior kings from Shakespeare’s histories, shows he also finds contemporary relevance in the classics. “Richard III just wants to be king, but once he’s got the crown, he’s totally bored. He can only reign, only live, only feel in order to have power.”
news October 21, 2017
Simon Stone’s ‘Yerma’
Billie Piper’s performance in Lorca’s tragedy Yerma caps a powerful production at the Young Vic for the ‘antipodean Orson Welles’, Simon Stone.
news December 01, 2017
‘The Father’ at MTC and STC
John Bell delivers perhaps his finest performance as a man suffering dementia in Florian Zeller’s masterpiece The Father.
news September 15, 2017
‘Angels in America’
Gary Abrahams’ production of Angels in America is stark and shrewd, and has in Helen Morse a virtuosic display of restrained acting.
news July 21, 2017
Sam Strong’s production of the timeless farce Noises Off falters in pacing and believability, delivering an awful production of a play that is about an awful production of a play.
news July 15, 2017
Charles Edwards steps into ‘My Fair Lady’
As a child, Downton Abbey’s Charles Edwards listened to the classic My Fair Lady recording with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. Now he's playing Henry Higgins, with Andrews directing.
news June 17, 2017
Jai Courtney and his formidable Macbeth
Actor Jai Courtney, the latest Australian to make headway in Hollywood, returns to the theatre to give MTC’s Macbeth his muscle.
news May 27, 2017
MTC’s ‘Minnie & Liraz’
In Lally Katz’s latest play, the MTC fails to capture the dramatist’s magic, despite fine performances by two grand dames of the stage.
news April 08, 2017
Red Stitch Theatre’s ‘Rules for Living’
In the style of Alan Ayckbourn, Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living for Red Stitch portrays middle-class disarray at its most engaging.
news February 24, 2017
Sarah Goodes’ MTC production of John features two actors at the height of their powers, in a drama from the master playwright Annie Baker.
news February 11, 2017
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon, from the creators of South Park, is a blasphemous riot of bad taste, making it a musical not to be missed.
news February 04, 2017
Lars Eidinger on Richard III, Hitler and Trump
German actor Lars Eidinger, performing his arresting Richard III at the Adelaide Festival next month, talks about Shakespeare, Trump and the value of being open to contradiction.