Category: Theatre

  • Hubris & Humiliation ★★★★

    Hubris & Humiliation ★★★★

    Written by Lewis Treston. World Premiere. Sydney Theatre Company. Jan 20 – Mar 4, 2023 Read my full review over on The Queer Review

  • Holding Achilles ★★

    Holding Achilles ★★

    Written by David Morton. Sydney Festival. Carriageworks. 19-22 Jan, 2023. High flying multidisciplinary show Holding Achilles comes to Sydney Festival after a successful run at Brisbane Festival last year and it’s a real mixed bag. But there’s one thing for certain… The acrobatics are graceful but the script is clunky! Young, troubled, too-smart-for-his-own-good Patroclus is […]

  • Blue ★★★★

    Blue ★★★★

    Written by Thomas Weatherall. World Premiere. Sydney Festival. Belvoir St Theatre. Jan 14 – Jan 29, 2023. Thomas Weatherall (Heartbreak High) cements his place as an Australia talent to watch by writing and starring in his own one-man show, Blue, at Belvoir St Theatre. And it’s good! Very good! As you enter the upstairs Belvoir […]

  • Room ★★★★★

    Room ★★★★★

    Written by James Thiérrée. Sydney Festival. Roslyn Packer Theatre. 11-25 Jan, 2023. The phrase you’re looking for is “What the fuck did I just watch?” but not said in a bad way, said with a mixture of awe and discombobulation and respect. Room, now inhabiting the Roslyn Packer Theatre as part of Sydney Festival, is […]

  • Happy Meal ★★★★

    Happy Meal ★★★★

    Written by Tabby Lamb. Sydney Festival. Eternity Playhouse. 17-24 January 2023 Tabby Lamb’s Edinburgh Fringe hit, Happy Meal, is bringing showers of joy to Sydney Festival (before heading to the Perth Festival in Feb). This sweet trans-romantic two-hander is a bright, bubbly piece of confection that blends the sour with the sweet to really hit […]

  • Boxing Day BBQ ★★★★1/2

    Boxing Day BBQ ★★★★1/2

    Written by Sam O’Sullivan. World Premiere. Ensemble Theatre. Dec 5, 2022 – Jan 15, 2023 All shows should be this good. Boxing Day BBQ may look like a light, festive comedy from the outside, but once you pop the hood you’ll find a tight family drama that is finely tooled and smarter than it needs […]

  • 2 Weeks & 10 Shows in LA & NYC

    2 Weeks & 10 Shows in LA & NYC

    I managed to squeeze nine (well, technically 10) shows into a recent holiday to the United States. A week in Los Angeles (yes, I went to L.A. and watched theatre), and a week in New York provided a lot of chances to see shows and friends. But mainly shows… 2:22: A Ghost Story ★★★1/2 The […]

  • A Christmas Carol ★★★1/2

    A Christmas Carol ★★★1/2

    Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Hilary Bell. World Premiere Ensemble Theatre Nov 25 – Dec 29, 2022. Christmas has come to Ensemble Theatre and a classic is being revisited with an air of freshness I wasn’t expecting. Australian legend John Bell leads a troupe of performers in retelling Charles Dickens’ […]

  • RBG: Of Many, One. ★★★★

    RBG: Of Many, One. ★★★★

    Written by Suzie Miller. World Premiere. Sydney Theatre Company. Oct 29 – Dec 17, 2022. There is a calculation to Suzie Miller’s new play, RBG: Of Many, One, now playing at Sydney Theatre Company. The calculation of a very intelligent woman (far more intelligent than I) looking ahead to the next step. This exploration of […]

  • The Lovers ★★★★

    The Lovers ★★★★

    Based on A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare. Writer, composer Laura Murphy. Bell Shakespeare company Oct 23 – Nov 20, 2022. Have you ever seen a show that is a hair’s-breathe close to being just perfect? The Lovers by Bell Shakespeare is so close to being a bona-fide five star slam-dunk I can taste […]