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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 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.
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.
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'.
Theatre March 26, 2016
MTC’s ‘The Distance’
MTC's The Distance is an enjoyably unpredictable comedy-drama.
Theatre February 06, 2016
MTC’s ‘Ladies in Black’
Ladies in Black, as Aussie as SeaChange or Prisoner, is one of the finer recent attempts at the elusive form of the musical.
Theatre November 28, 2015
MTC’s ‘Buyer and Cellar’
MTC falls short in its one-man deconstructive tribute to the incomparable Barbra Streisand.
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.