Theatre

Jan13

The extraordinary story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in I Am My Own Wife

POSTED ON // Friday, 13 January 2017 Written by // Rachel Cook

The extraordinary story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in I Am My Own Wife

The award winning play I Am My Own Wife written by Doug Wright is coming to Midsumma. Rachel Cook speaks with actor Ben Gerrard about the life of the extraordinary, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf.

Dec19

Bravura, beauty, brawn and boylesque: Dallas Dellaforce stirs it up in 'Briefs'

POSTED ON // Monday, 19 December 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Bravura, beauty, brawn and boylesque: Dallas Dellaforce stirs it up in 'Briefs'

Australia’s queen of avant-garde drag Dallas Dellaforce is adding glamour, whimsy and gender-bending flair to the wildly-successful all-male revue, Briefs, coming to Sydney Festival.

Dec06

Review: Speed The Plow

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 06 December 2016 Written by // Veronica Hannon

Review: Speed The Plow

2016 has been a pretty good year for the Sydney Theatre Company. After a surfeit of rich choices, Speed The Plow, in its late-season slot, is a bit like a green apple - crunchy and crisp - a refreshing snack for subscribers even if it left me wondering, “Why bother?”

Nov29

Yana Alana slips between the covers for Sydney Festival

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 29 November 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Yana Alana slips between the covers for Sydney Festival

The last time Yana Alana was at Sydney Festival, she was performing in the nude painted blue from head to toe. Though she’ll be covered up in 2017, the cabaret star will still be laying it all bare, 

Nov27

Review: The Shadow Box

POSTED ON // Sunday, 27 November 2016 Written by // Veronica Hannon

Review: The Shadow Box

Actor/playwright Michael Christofer was at the very beginning of his career when he was conceiving this play about people facing death in California. It is also about family, and in this, his award winning 1977 drama, he offers three portraits of three very different families after life has piled its stones on top of them.

Nov26

School's out for Bare the Musical;

POSTED ON // Saturday, 26 November 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

School's out for Bare the Musical;

Pop rock opera, Bare The Musical, brings teenage angst, sexuality and love to the fore. 

Nov24

Romance, villains and heroes loom large in Mack & Mabel

POSTED ON // Thursday, 24 November 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Romance, villains and heroes loom large in Mack & Mabel

The Tony Award-winning musical Mack & Mabel comes to life at The Hayes Theatre under the direction of Trevor Ashley. 

Nov13

Review: Faith Healer

POSTED ON // Sunday, 13 November 2016 Written by // Veronica Hannon

Review: Faith Healer

Faith Healer does not make for a light and fluffy evening in the theatre.

 

Nov06

The Shadow Box; a celebration of Life and Death

POSTED ON // Sunday, 06 November 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

The Shadow Box; a celebration of Life and Death

Michael Cristofer’s award-winning drama The Shadow Box tackles death and dying with equal parts humour and pathos.

Oct28

Review: Antigone

POSTED ON // Friday, 28 October 2016 Written by // Veronica Hannon

Review: Antigone

Well, after some truly woeful re-imaginings of BCE classics on our stages in recent years, I’m happy to report Sophocles and Sport for Jove make an exciting match.