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Culture 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.
Theatre 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.
Theatre 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.
Theatre 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.
Theatre 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.
Culture 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.
Theatre December 10, 2016
Opera Australia’s Ring cycle
Neil Armfield’s stark but powerful Ring delivers Wagner’s masterpiece as a triumph of the Australian stage, as good as could be imagined anywhere.
Theatre November 26, 2016
Red Stitch Theatre’s ‘Uncle Vanya’
Nadia Tass’s production of Uncle Vanya for Red Stitch suffers from some pretensions, but a superb cast does the incomparable Chekhov justice.
Theatre October 22, 2016
‘Switzerland’ at MTC
Joanna Murray-Smith’s drama about thriller writer Patricia Highsmith’s dying days sequestered in Switzerland is brilliant, sinister entertainment in the Hitchcock mode.
Culture September 24, 2016
Kate Cherry takes centre stage
Director Kate Cherry takes the helm at NIDA with a vision of the school not just as an incubator of dramatic talent but of the nation’s cultural future.
Theatre September 17, 2016
The brilliance of the MTC’s latest production, Disgraced, completes a trifecta of fine Australian shows.
Theatre August 06, 2016
Malthouse Theatre’s ‘Edward II’
A new production of Marlowe’s classic Edward II strips back the original until what remains is a flat facsimile.