Peter Craven
is a literary and culture critic.

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Theatre October 17, 2015

Theatre Works’ ‘The Bacchae’

Director Adena Jacobs takes a classic Greek tragedy and sets it free – with an erotic vengeance – in the hands of a troupe of teenage girls.

Theatre September 05, 2015

MTC’s The Weir

MTC’s production of the supernaturally tinged Irish pub drama The Weir is a slow-burning pleasure.

Theatre August 08, 2015

MTC’s Death and the Maiden

This stark new production sadly robs Ariel Dorfman’s modern classic Death and the Maiden of its considerable power.

Culture July 18, 2015

Moshinsky’s Verdi deeds

Opera director Elijah Moshinsky returns to Australia after 15 years to restage his monumental Don Carlos.

Theatre July 04, 2015

Love and Information – a dazzling piece of theatre

Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information is drama down to its bones, with so much living in the spaces in-between.

Theatre May 23, 2015

Nadia Tass directs Pulitzer-winning play The Flick

Red Stitch’s production of The Flick is a luminous and intimate examination of changing relationships.

Theatre April 18, 2015

Miriam Margolyes’s cast of character

The astonishing Miriam Margolyes is wasted in the greatest hits show The Importance of Being Miriam.

Theatre March 07, 2015

Jane Turner helps lift MTC’s Jumpy off the ground

Led by Jane Turner, the women in Jumpy make a mockery of those who turn their noses up at simply being entertained.

Theatre January 31, 2015

Strictly Ballroom a dream half realised

Baz Luhrmann's film-turned-stage-musical may be a little out of step, but it hits some high notes.