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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 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.
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.
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.
Theatre July 09, 2016
Malthouse Theatre’s ‘The Events’
A masterful portrayal of the survivor of a mass shooting bears witness to the challenges of faith, healing and compassion.
Theatre May 07, 2016
MTC’s ‘Miss Julie’ misfire
Talented actors are left adrift in MTC's adaptation of Strindberg's masterpiece, 'Miss Julie'.