hellbent_sm1Red Stitch’s Hellbent is an adaptation of the seventeenth century play The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster. It’s a revenge tragedy, a hysterical melodrama of Shakespearean proportions served up with an extra dollop of nastiness and it’s wonderful.

babes_smSet on the eve of federation, the still current fears of colonial Australia are writ large in this play within a play within a play. The Malthouse Theatre, led by director Michael Kantor, revels in the so-bad-its-good gaudiness of pantomime with this latest production of Babes In The Wood,

Brother Boy
Brother Boy by Nic Velissaris is very Greek, very Australian and very Melbourne, and it is clearly very personal.

Angels in America | new theatre
Director Alex Galeazzi’s take on Tony Kushner’s breathtaking work Angels in America is a commanding and potent night of theatre, but does it deliver on the play’s Millenarian promise?

Richard 3 | Bell Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare's History plays, and the fourth longest in the entire canon, Richard III is a tricky piece and has the potential to just become a mass of talking heads coupled with bloody chaos.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Malthouse Theatre

The stage adaptation by Tom Wright has adroitly captured the complex nature of this story, one full of contrasts – a fun picnic turned tragedy, English rules and regulations as opposed to the lawlessness of Australian bush and the diminutive schools girls gazing up at a towering rock.

Still Living in the 70s | Melissa Langton and Mark Jones

What a pleasure it is to see Melissa Langton and Mark Jones back in Perth after a few year’s absence. These two are so prodigiously talented they make the show fly past.

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.

Bring It On | Black Box Performing Arts

Clever, fun, sometimes moving, and always bringing it, Bring It On is a hoot, and showcases of some of the best youth performances I’ve ever seen.

Dolly Diamond's 15-Year Anniversary Gala

Dolly and a group of her very talented friends joined forces and hands on Saturday and delivered an incredibly enjoyable evening of razor sharp asides, astute observations and a thunderstorm of glitteringly camp costumes.

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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.

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