This new production of Patrick White’s‘charade of suburbia’The Season
At Sarsaparilla, is all one could have hoped it could be: a triumph for
director Benedict Andrews and for the STC’s Actors’ Company.
“How do you want your eggs in the morning; scrambled or fertilized?”
For those of us who have never experienced the weird and, well… weird
world of Speed Dating, this play confirms our worst fears: Olivia
Ansell’s hilarious short play seems more like a cautionary tale than an
The Jewish mother has somewhat become a stereotype in
entertainment. The portrayal of the overbearing matriarch, who
steadfastly drills in to her offspring the crucial importance of
retaining the Jewish tradition, has been widely represented in
literature, film and theatre.
Swan Lake is a bold, dynamic and clever interpretation. Bourne throws in elements of jazz, modern dance, Latin (including an energetic paso doble set to Tchaikovsky’s Spanish Dance) as well as ballroom and folk.