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"My Sister Jill:" Patricia Cornelius’ New Play is a Blistering Post-War Social and Cultural Commentary Emerging from one of Australia’s most enduring and significant theatrical partnerships between director Susie Dee and playwright Patricia Cornelius, My...
25th October 2023, Sarah Austin Adaptation, Australia, Review
A Journey of Discovery and Identity Formation: "The Dictionary of Lost Words" Makes Its Wonderful Stage Debut The Dictionary of Lost Words follows Esme as she navigates the patriarchal world of Victorian England. While her father and...
5th October 2023, Russell Fewster Adaptation, Australia, Review
New Aussie Musical "Bloom" Misses An Opportunity To Interrogate The Gaps In Aged Care - And In Our Social Fabric Bloom, the new Australian musical produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company, is proudly billed by the company as born and...
29th August 2023, Sarah Austin Australia, Melbourne, Review, Theatre and Age
I Can't Imagine Anybody Would Come Out Of "On The Beach" And Not Hold Their Loved Ones Just That Little Bit Closer Review: On The Beach, directed by Kip Williams. When Nevil Shute wrote his 1957 novel On the Beach, the world was emerging from the...
5th August 2023, Huw Griffiths Australia, Review, Sydney, Theatre and Politics
Sydney Theatre Company’s "The Importance of Being Earnest": Fresh, Funny and Completely Joyous It is easy to forget that when Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest was first written and performed in...
28th September 2023, Huw Griffiths Acting, Adaptation, Australia, Review, Sydney, Theatre and Politics
Rising Has Yet To Establish Its Voice - But This Year's Festival Gave Us Significant And Thrilling Work By First Nations Artists Rising has just completed its second run across Melbourne. The newest addition to the city’s festival scene, Rising replaced the...
25th June 2023, Sarah Austin Australia, Festivals, Melbourne, Review, Theatre and Decolonization
New Zealand's Oldest University Theatre Programme Under Threat Due to the current financial crisis in the tertiary education sector in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the university where I teach Theatre...
28th June 2023, David O'Donnell Education, New Zealand, News, Oceania
More Than 2,000 People from Wittenoom Died of Asbestos-Related Diseases. A Powerful and Compelling Requiem Brings Their Story to the Stage Deep in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, the town of Wittenoom lies empty, desolate…and contaminated. Wittenoom is on Banjima...
17th February 2023, Kate Hunter Australia, Melbourne, Review, Theatre and Science




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