My Fair Lawyer
While there’s more than a smattering of sparkling one-liners, too many are laboured and teetering on cliché. The references to the musical whose name the play parodies are scant and practically pointless.

Howard Brenton’s play Paul is the extraordinary story of St Paul, whose faith and fanatical commitment, in the playwright’s view, was as important in establishing the Christian religion as Christ himself.

New Romantics
George Balanchine’s 1928 work, Apollo, seemed an appropriate way to open The Australian Ballet’s new production, New Romantics.

City For Sale
City for Sale is a slick modern comedy based not so much on an Orwellian ‘Brave New World’ as a Swifter version of a past one, back to the future of feudalism.

Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin steps on stage looking, as usual, like the love child of a young Iggy Pop, Ludwig van Beethoven and a rabbit stuck in my headlights.

Self Esteem
Taking a stab at Australian apathy and self-deprecation is Brendan Cowell’s bold new black comedy, Self-Esteem.

Stephen MacDonald’s play is comprised of predominantly, and richly, imagined details of a legendary meeting of minds and souls: those of English poets, Siegfried Sassoon & Wilfred Owen.

Life After George
A play about life, love and politics, Hannie Rayson’s Life After George is a tale of the intertwined stories of some intriguing but ultimately flawed characters.