theatre

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 February 6, 2021

Magician James Galea

Magic – one of the most traditional arts – has been slow to embrace inclusivity, but magicians such as James Galea are changing the culture.

theatre January 23, 2021

Sydney Festival

Although Covid-19 restrictions enforce a lack of spontaneity, this year’s Sydney Festival feels like spiritual healing.

theatre December 5, 2020

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Eryn Jean Norvill’s bravura portrayal of 26 characters in Sydney Theatre Company’s remarkable adaptation is a triumph.

in progress December 5, 2020

Kate Mulvany

Playwright and performer Kate Mulvany is working on her next play in an unusual space – under quarantine in a Brisbane hotel room.

theatre November 28, 2020

The Holidays

Behind the dad jokes, Queensland Theatre’s The Holidays is an ambitious play about family connection through dark times.

theatre November 28, 2020

Playwright Kendall Feaver

At 31, Kendall Feaver continues her brilliant career with her new adaptation of Miles Franklin for Belvoir. “I’m wary of black-and-white thinking … I’m interested in the ‘why’. Why is this fracture happening? Why is this so divisive, so deeply felt and fought over?”