theatre April 17, 2021

Because the Night

The real star of Because the Night – the immersive theatre show that has taken over Melbourne’s Malthouse – is the production’s mega-installation set.

theatre April 10, 2021

Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith

After a long and successful career, dramatist Joanna Murray-Smith returns to her roots with a new play opening this month at the Melbourne Theatre Company.

theatre April 3, 2021

Stop Girl

Foreign correspondent Sally Sara’s semi-autobiographical play at Belvoir, Stop Girl, captures the quotidian anguish of suffering a breakdown.

theatre March 27, 2021

One Man in His Time

John Bell’s solo show One Man in His Time reveals his mastery of Shakespeare’s language – and the limitations of the classic English writer’s claims to universality.

theatre March 20, 2021

American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins – whose play Appropriate has just opened at the STC – takes the tropes of white playwriting and turns them into Black comedy.

theatre March 20, 2021

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

MTC’s Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes may look familiar on the surface, but this intelligent play contains a devastating portrayal of erasure.

in progress March 20, 2021

Patricia Cornelius

Multi-award-winning playwright Patricia Cornelius is working on an adaptation of her novel about the fallout of the Vietnam War, My Sister Jill – when she’s not gardening.

theatre March 6, 2021

Adelaide Festival

From turgid opera to contemporary dance in bowling alleys, this year’s Adelaide Festival runs the gamut from dull to delightful.

theatre March 6, 2021

Playing Beatie Bow

Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Ruth Park’s Playing Beatie Bow throws a sinister enchantment over contemporary Sydney.

theatre February 20, 2021

Single Ladies

In Michele Lee’s new play Single Ladies, the lives of three women collide in a frenetically paced comedy.

theatre February 13, 2021

Our Town

Queensland Theatre’s production of  Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town has fresh poignancy in a time of pandemic.