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.
Nadia Tass’s production of Uncle Vanya for Red Stitch suffers from some pretensions, but a superb cast does the incomparable Chekhov justice.
After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.
Joanna Murray-Smith’s drama about thriller writer Patricia Highsmith’s dying days sequestered in Switzerland is brilliant, sinister entertainment in the Hitchcock mode.
The brilliance of the MTC’s latest production, Disgraced, completes a trifecta of fine Australian shows.
A new production of Marlowe’s classic Edward II strips back the original until what remains is a flat facsimile.
A masterful portrayal of the survivor of a mass shooting bears witness to the challenges of faith, healing and compassion.
Samoan actor Ray Chong Nee on his heritage, his desire to give back, and his dream for a King Lear of colour.
The Australia Council’s latest funding cuts have further devastated arts companies.
While there might once have been similarities between Rake's Richard Roxburgh and his dissolute character Cleaver Greene, family has grounded the actor.
Talented actors are left adrift in MTC's adaptation of Strindberg's masterpiece, 'Miss Julie'.
Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee has the world’s most privileged social class firmly in her sights.
A mid-rehearsal chat over a hurried lunch with Kip Williams.
A seat side stage with theatre production pair Carolyn Burns and Simon Phillips.
MTC's The Distance is an enjoyably unpredictable comedy-drama.
Malthouse's new artistic director Matthew Lutton again embraces his dark side, bringing Picnic at Hanging Rock to the stage.
A dialogue with director Anne-Louise Sarks.
Ladies in Black, as Aussie as SeaChange or Prisoner, is one of the finer recent attempts at the elusive form of the musical.
Holding the Man star Ryan Corr is following his success on the big screen with a turn on the stage.
MTC falls short in its one-man deconstructive tribute to the incomparable Barbra Streisand.
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.
MTC’s production of the supernaturally tinged Irish pub drama The Weir is a slow-burning pleasure.
This stark new production sadly robs Ariel Dorfman’s modern classic Death and the Maiden of its considerable power.
An inquiry into arts funding is waiting in the wings, but most of the major players are ducking the spotlight.
Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information is drama down to its bones, with so much living in the spaces in-between.
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