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The Show Goes On | Bernadette Robinson
Written by Dennis Clements   
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:49

The Show Goes On | Bernadette Robinson

Fans of Ms Robinson will not be disappointed, and if your favorite divas are those strong, yet fragile pioneers with unique voices that pre-date the Beyonces or Gagas – then this is an evening for you.

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2017 Bangalow Festival
Written by Nicholas Routley   
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:34

2017 Bangalow Festival

One of the longer-lasting of Australia’s regional festivals, the annual weekend of chamber music concerts offered by the Southern Cross Soloists, along with many other marvellous musicians, has been a focal point of classical music performance in the Northern Rivers since its inception in 2001.

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After The Dance | New Theatre
Written by Richard Cotter   
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:19

After The Dance | New Theatre

After The Dance concerns itself with the generation that missed the First World War by a whisker and were celebrating and commiserating the hard won peace with copious amounts of whisky – predominantly Irish in this production – gin, brandy, and wine (when one can be bothered to fetch it from the cellar).

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Kindertransport | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Written by Richard Cotter   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 16:56

Kindertransport | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Kindertransport sounds like a toy, a benevolent children's vehicle on which to play.

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The Father | Sydney Theatre Company
Written by Jack Teiwes   
Friday, 25 August 2017 14:29

The Father | Sydney Theatre Company

There have been quite a few plays in recent years dealing either tangentially or primarily with issues of ageing parents’ descent into dementia and death, but none have been quite so devastatingly focused as The Father on the experience of mental decline itself, and the heartbreaking effect it has on sufferer and their families alike.

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Hir | Belvoir
Written by Richard Cotter   
Saturday, 19 August 2017 06:52

Hir | Belvoir

Grotesque and misanthropic, Taylor Mac's Hir is identifiable as Theatre of Cruelty complete with repetitive projectile vomiting, piercing sound, public pissing, and bright stage lighting.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest | Sport for Jove
Written by Jack Teiwes   
Saturday, 12 August 2017 23:30

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest | Sport for Jove

This is not a perfect production, but it is on the whole quite a strong one, and a rare chance to see a professional local staging of this excellent play.

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Byron Writers Festival 2017
Written by Marika Bryant   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:24

Byron Writers Festival 2017

At the end of each day my brain is full to burst: so many stories in my head, so much new information to absorb and embrace. Can life get any sweeter?

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