What the Butler Saw | New Theatre

Perhaps the political stance of this production is either simpler or conversely more nuanced than is readily apparent to this reviewer, but frankly the messages felt mixed to the point of seeming garbled.

Maggie Stone | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Caleb Lewis' play, Maggie Stone, is about life as a transaction with its ledgers of debts and dividends, deposits and withdrawals, and the sadly defecit balance sheet of common decency in capitalist society.

Evita | Opera Australia/John Frost

The uninspired use of decades-old staging unfortunately detracts from the excellent performances of the main leads, who would blow the roof off any production fortunate enough to feature them.

Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience | Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

A fun little show for children and the young at heart who don’t mind taking themselves, and their beloved Harry Potter franchise, too seriously.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist | Sydney Theatre Company

The action is driven by the madcap meddling of “The Maniac”, a role the incomparably oddball Amber McMahon seems born to play. Imagine a kind of brilliant trickster character who is a manic cross between the Joker, Sherlock Holmes and Bugs Bunny.

Shabbat Dinner | Griffin Theatre Company

Juxtaposing stories both scriptural and personal, this is a unique and idiosyncratic history of Jewish women, by Jewish women.

Macbeth | Pop-up Globe

Thunder and lightning, blood and piss, laughs and screams, and the flash and clash of steel, this was an altogether new feast for the senses in its boldly theatrical use of this wonderful performance space.

The Comedy of Errors | Pop-up Globe

Highly energetic, frenetically so at times, and with the slapstick factor dialled up to eleven, The Comedy of Errors is possibly the most perfect play to showcase this extraordinary performance venue.

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