August 12, 2017
Anthony LaPaglia’s pioneer spirit
Long before Australian actors were celebrated in the US, Anthony LaPaglia was forging a solid career in theatre and movies. But, he says, his rise to stardom could not have been more unexpected.
July 21, 2017
Sam Strong’s production of the timeless farce Noises Off falters in pacing and believability, delivering an awful production of a play that is about an awful production of a play.
April 8, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 12, 2016
Rose Byrne in David Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’
After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.
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.
September 17, 2016
The brilliance of the MTC’s latest production, Disgraced, completes a trifecta of fine Australian shows.
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