Category: Musical

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella ★★★

    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella ★★★

    Music & lyrics by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Douglas Carter Beane. Sydney Lyric till Jan 22, 2023 Oh, can we just not?! Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing particularly bad about Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, it’s just utterly, resolutely average. And it clearly cost a lot of money to make something […]

  • Jekyll & Hyde ★★★

    Jekyll & Hyde ★★★

    Book & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, Music by Frank Wildhorn. Hayes Theatre Sydney. 29 July – 27 August 2022. The Hayes Theatre’s revisionist version of Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn’s 1990 musical Jekyll & Hyde is a whole lot to take in. Bold, inventive and wildly uneven. There’s a lot to love and a lot […]

  • Lizzie ★★★1/2

    Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, Book by Tim Maner, Additional Music by Tim Maner, Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt. Hayes Theatre, Sydney. 13 Jan – 5 Feb 2022. Read the review on The Queer Review.