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Singin' in the Rain
Written by Emily Shaddick   
Sunday, 10 July 2016 20:27

Singin' in the Rain

There is just something about Singin’ in the Rain. Even if you have never seen it you surely know the song, or the image of a well-dressed man splashing happily in puddles while the rain buckets down upon him.

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Armida | Pinchgut Opera
Written by Nicholas Routley   
Friday, 24 June 2016 09:51

Armida | Pinchgut Opera

Pinchgut Opera’s motto has always been, to misquote Monteverdi, Prima la musica. Music first, then drama. This opera was chosen for its music, not for its drama.

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All My Sons | Sydney Theatre Company
Written by Richard Cotter   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 14:00

All My Sons | Sydney Theatre Company

“I'm his father, and he's my son, and if there's something bigger than that I'll put a bullet in my head.” says Joe Keller, ominously, in Arthur Miller's All My Sons.

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Stolen | National Theatre of Parramatta
Written by Richard Cotter   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 15:23

Stolen | National Theatre of Parramatta

This production, infused with dance and song cycle, is an innovative and energetic entre into the study of this powerful, enduring and evolving text.

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Henna Night | Mercury Theatre
Written by Richard Cotter   
Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:18

Henna Night | Mercury Theatre

An ironic play on Hen's Night, the quaint pre-nuptial ritual of brides to be, Henna Night is basically a cock-fight, or a fight over a cock, from two brooding chicks.

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The Block Universe (or so it goes) | Old 505 Theatre
Written by Richard Cotter   
Monday, 13 June 2016 15:15

The Block Universe (or so it goes) | Old 505 Theatre

Sam O'Sullivan's play, The Block Universe, is not only inspired by Vonnegut but is infused with Kurt's detached observer/involved participant paradigm and the same naïve vision and playfulness of the author.

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A Man With Five Children | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Written by Richard Cotter   
Friday, 10 June 2016 11:00

A Man With Five Children | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Michael Apted has been revisiting a bunch of kids every seven years since he started 7 UP in 1964. The 7 UP series seems an obvious inspiration for Australian playwright Nick Enright to pen A Man With Five Children a couple of decades later.

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The Literati | Griffin Theatre and Bell Shakespeare
Written by Richard Cotter   
Thursday, 02 June 2016 18:01

The Literati | Griffin Theatre and Bell Shakespeare

Skew the snobs and prick the pretentious is Moliere's mission in Les Femmes Savantes and the great playwright could not have found a better “massager of the message” than Justin Fleming's gorgeous adaptation, The Literati.

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