Black Brass is a play, personal and political, told through music and song that spans continents, colonisation and culture, and all the complexities that encompasses.

Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's universally adored and admired book, The Little Prince is a light and sound phantasmagoria augmented by aerial and acrobatic choreography.

The cast are truly talented but they are fendered in by the story and concept, only occasionally getting to flaunt their talent.

The audience was lively with anticipation as they waited for the curtain to lift at Sydney Opera House on Bluey’s Big Play, the theatrical adaptation of the children's television show.  

Michael Griffiths held the audience in the palm of his hand from the very start of the show to the finale, which ran over time because the audience simply refused to let him go. Was he having a good time? You’d better believe it!

Inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill is a three hour plunge into opioid abuse and addiction, sexual abuse and porn addiction, work/life balance, and identity politics.

With bright characters wafting in from every direction. Director Ben Adams has cut up this comedic Shakespeare play into a palpable selection of tapas dishes and served it on a bed of roses, delicious.

Hands down, Dale Burridge has one of Australia's best musical theatre voices, but you'd be forgiven for not recognizing the name.

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Black Brass | Belvoir


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