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Resplendence | Red Line Productions
Written by Richard Cotter   
Friday, 02 December 2016 12:56

Resplendence | Red Line Productions

The first thing you notice is the smell. Before you enter the space and see the stumped, suspended pine trees, you can smell them. It smells like Christmas.

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Dreamland | NORPA Generator
Written by Marika Bryant   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:28

Dreamland | NORPA Generator

Tuesday night at the Eureka Hall. I’m watching the storm pass us by (again) and hoping it will swing back around and bring us some rain. But not tonight.

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Oleanna | The Maltman Lab
Written by Matt O'Neill   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 13:02

Oleanna | The Maltman Lab

Oleanna is an uncomfortably honest portrayal of escalation, misunderstanding, privilege, aggression and confrontation between a young woman and her university professor.

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The Screwtape Letters | Clock & Spiel Productions
Written by Richard Cotter   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:08

The Screwtape Letters | Clock & Spiel Productions

Rigged out like some underworld university don, this academia nut chastises the rabble for not properly harvesting souls, albeit allowing that most humans do not have the requisite evil for an express ticket to Hell. Oh for a Hitler, he laments.

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Relatively Speaking | Ensemble Theatre
Written by Jack Teiwes   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 11:04

Relatively Speaking | Ensemble Theatre

Relatively Speaking may not be the outrageous blockbuster of other farcical period comedies, yet it is a highly entertaining and conventionally “well-made” play, by the playwright’s own admission.

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Spiegel’esque | Vass Productions and Kermond Creative
Written by Richard Cotter   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 13:44

Spiegel’esque | Vass Productions and Kermond Creative

A nigh on hundred year old tent from Belgium, a Spiegel Zelt, with mirror lined walls, stained glass windows and lush drapery has landed like some theatrical Tardis in Leichardt’s Italian Forum courtyard.

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Mack & Mabel | Working Management/Hayes Theatre Co
Written by Richard Cotter   
Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:05

Mack & Mabel | Working Management/Hayes Theatre Co

Mack & Mabel is a bitter sweet dark romance between the megalomaniac movie maven and the popular actress who aspired to more varied work in feature films rather than the two reeler madcaps that made her fame.

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Summer Rain | New Theatre
Written by Richard Cotter   
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:18

Summer Rain | New Theatre

All men are mongrels, albeit ultimately loveable mutts, seems to be the message of Summer Rain, the Australian musical that has garnered something of a classic status since its origins, thirty years ago, as a commissioned piece by NIDA for its third year aspirant thespians to fuel their triple threats with.

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