The Mousetrap
Taking over from Ngapartji Ngapartji on the Playhouse stage, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is a tightly-directed period piece as formulaic as it is popular.

Ngapartji Ngapartji | Big hART

In this epic work, Trevor Jamieson tells the story of the Maralinga nuclear weapons tests from the perspective of the Anangu people of the Western Desert.

The Bugalugs Bum Thief | Monkey Baa

Playing at the Street Theatre this week is Monkey Baa's latest incarnation of one of Australia's best-named plays, The Bugalugs Bum Thief. No, it's not quite Shakespeare, but it's closer than one might assume.

Iolanthe | Queanbeyan Players

Satire is incredibly dependent on nuances in timing and expression, and unfortunately, Queanbeyan Players' production of Iolanthe falls all too often on the melodramatic side of the divide.

Brecht: Bilbao and Beyond

Brecht: Bilbao and Beyond is a fitting tribute to a playwright whose influence over modern theatre is greater than we tend to recognise.

Most read reviews

F*cking Men | New Theatre

Don’t be put off by the brashness of Joe Dipietro’s title. This is a beautifully written piece with some wonderful insights into not only gay life but the nature of relationships more generally.

Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry | West Australian Ballet

Each summer, Western Australia’s finest dancers perform against a backdrop of stars and gum trees at Floreat’s magnificent quarry amphitheatre – a celebration of the raw beauty and energy of human movement.

The View Upstairs | Hayes Theatre Co

While equality may have been achieved according to law in many places, there are still individuals, twisted by hate, who take issue with the freedom to love whoever you choose.

An Act of God | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Not for those seeking a comedic revelation on the road to their own theatrical Damascus, and certainly not for the self-seriously devout, this is a flamboyantly funny mainstream comedy.

30 | Jeff Green

I always think of Jeff Green as an eminently likeable bloke. I have seen him before several times and he’s always a reliable bet for a good laugh. He has an easy relaxed manner. A sort of everyman approach.

Most read news

2017 Sydney Theatre Awards Winners Announced

 At a star-studded ceremony last night, the winners of the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with 37 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2017.

2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

The winners of the prestigious 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were announced by Carrillo Gantner AO, Chair of the Sidney Myer Fund at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

The Production Company Launches 2018 Season

In the stunning surrounds of Raheen, her historic 19th-century home, a fortunate few eagerly awaited Jeanne Pratt AC stepping up to the podium to announce the shows that would form The Production Company’s 20-year anniversary season.

New residency open for Australian musicians and composers

The Australia Council is calling for applications for an exciting residency offered for the first time as part of a partnership between the Australia Council and UKARIA Cultural Centre.

Four decades on – Circus Oz rocks into a milestone year

In 2018, Circus Oz, the iconic Melbourne-born arts company, will celebrate forty amazing years of ground breaking Australian contemporary circus.

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