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theatre June 19, 2021

Grand Horizons

The STC’s emotionally nuanced production of Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons creates a warm evening of traditional boulevard theatre.

theatre June 12, 2021

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

STCSA’s The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race features an excellent production and performances but can’t conceal the play’s troubling blind spots.

theatre June 5, 2021

Food Court

A remount of Back to Back Theatre’s Food Court, one of the few shows seen before Rising was shuttered, is a masterpiece of violence and poignancy.

theatre June 5, 2021

The 7 Stages of Grieving

Illuminating, angry and funny, Sydney Theatre Company’s remount of the classic play The 7 Stages of Grieving powerfully shows how Indigenous survival is a radical act.

theatre May 29, 2021

HYPERDREAM

The idea that changing the past could fix the future gets a glitchy video-meets-theatre treatment at The Old Fitz.

theatre May 22, 2021

Taming of the Shrew

Queensland Theatre’s staging of William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew nods to contemporary gender politics, but fails to address it in a meaningful way.

theatre May 8, 2021

Fun Home

The STC’s Australian premiere brings a sense of compassion to the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic novel Fun Home.

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.