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?

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Merciless Gods | Little Ones Theatre

Arty Graphic Intense Funny Tragic Relentless and very very good.

The Lady in The Van | Melbourne Theatre Company

Bennett has always acknowledged that his garden guest Miss Shepherd, provided him with a wealth of material, but it is the analysis of his own part in this absurd situation that makes the story so compelling.

My Night With Reg | new theatre

My Night With Reg by Kevin Elyot is somewhat of a relic, a play about the plague years of the AIDS epidemic structured like a drawing room comedy of an even earlier era.

Comma Sutra | Louisa Fitzhardinge

It’s easy to imagine self-confessed grammar nerd Fitzhardinge, as the odd one out in the popular girls group at school.

Dr Felicity Rickshaw's Celebrity Sex Party | Holland St Productions

There is no question about the talents of this small ensemble, their voices and choral work are excellent and the writing is cleverly witty and extremely funny.

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