The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Although not groundbreaking theatre, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is an excellent production of a howlingly funny musical, and a sure thing for a bushel of B-E-L-L-Y  L-A-U-G-H-S.

The Eisteddfod
Abalone dreams of winning the local eisteddfod with all the associated glory, while his sister Gerture slowly slips away into her own private world where she works as a teacher.

Jeremy Boutsakis
Who could fail to be transformed by thought leader, Jeremy Boutsakis? Of course, the thoughts he'll lead you to, via the garden path, are simultaneously terrifying and hilarious.

Unrequited
While every effort has been made, no doubt, to fully explore characters' lives, the chain of relationships, separated by a mere six degrees, seems somewhat inconclusive and unsatisfying.

Friday Night Drinks
Aside from one too many references to cricket, this is a very well-observed and well-written piece, or, rather, pieces; comprising three vignettes, with the three cast handling three roles apiece.

Red Light Winter
Red Light Winter deals with the seriously dysfunctional romances of a small group of thirtysomethings, with an emphasis on sex and emotional inadequacy.

Gifted and Talented
Gifted and Talented treads ground that will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the heady world of child eisteddfords.

The Taming of the Shrew
Sydney productions of The Taming of the Shrew have been few and far between in recent years. Although a highly entertaining yarn, the reason for its scarcity is doubtlessly the play’s problematic gender politics.

Most read Sydney reviews

Piano Mill’s success has been due to it offering an alternative means of experiencing fresh,...


Real estate is just dirt, when you boil it right down, and Mamet’s pedlars of property sure are...


The behaviour of the men is misogynous. The behaviour of men in authority menacing. The...


Proof that Shakespeare can shake up lives and his plays hold a mirror to life, The Twins sees...