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Otello | Opera Australia
Written by Nicholas Routley   
Monday, 07 July 2014 11:04

Otello | Opera Australia

I have rarely heard such a convincing fusion of great singing and total character portrayal as in this performance of Otello.

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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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The Chimney Sweep | Pinchgut Opera
Written by Jack Teiwes   
Sunday, 06 July 2014 18:13

The Chimney Sweep | Pinchgut Opera

The Chimney Sweep is a lively romp, an amusing domestic farce with servants in disguise bamboozling their capricious and vain masters both for their own ends and to teach them a lesson in the process.

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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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