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Hedda Gabler | Belvoir
Written by Rebecca Whitton   
Friday, 04 July 2014 16:30

Hedda Gabler | Belvoir

In Belvoir’s new production of Hedda Gabler, Adena Jacobs writes in her Director's Notes that she doesn't want to explain why she cast a male actor as Hedda and hopes the production will speak for itself, but I am still wondering.

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Truth, beauty and a picture of you | Hayes Theatre Co
Written by Ben Nielsen   
Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:52

Truth, beauty and a picture of you | Hayes Theatre Co

On face value, it is reasonably engaging and enjoyable, but the show is undeniably shallow. It lacks the most important qualities of a musical, and as such, falls short of audience expectation.

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The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody
Written by Jack Teiwes   
Sunday, 11 May 2014 20:54

The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody

All in all, The Empire Strips Back is a tremendously fun show that had a large, almost full house extremely energised and engaged.

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Wonderland | Lexx Productions
Written by Jodi McAlister   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 23:09

Wonderland | Lexx Productions

I really wanted to like Wonderland. I love small plays with small casts telling small stories – and what is smaller than the intimate intricacies of a romantic relationship?

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Mojo | Sydney Theatre Company
Written by Augusta Supple   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 23:28

Mojo | Sydney Theatre Company

Though dutifully and deftly delivered by a very capable cast, Mojo falls short of the explosive and effusive praise quoted in the program.

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Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography | Griffin Theatre
Written by Jodi McAlister   
Monday, 12 May 2014 22:27

Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography | Griffin Theatre

Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography is astonishingly good. This is some of the best theatre I’ve seen in 2014. It is excruciatingly accurate, brilliantly pointed in its portrayal of insecurity and addiction. I was utterly transfixed.

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Strictly Ballroom – The Musical
Written by Simon Piening   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:34

Strictly Ballroom – The Musical

Like the film, it’s not without its flaws – but there’s so much in it to like, its hard to imagine Strictly Ballroom – The Musical will be anything other than a dead set smash.

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Music | Stories Like These and Griffin Independent
Written by Jodi McAlister   
Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:27

Music | Stories Like These and Griffin Independent

This knowledge that what you’re watching is based on someone’s actual experiences makes it difficult to say what I have to about this play: it didn’t work for me.

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