Review: Fracture – Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney (Performances until August 12)

I find Mario Kart so ruthless and stressful that, emotionally, I can’t reach the end of Rainbow Road without shedding some real-life baggage. That’s the game Charlie (Brandon McClelland) is playing with flat-mates Clara (Contessa Treffone) and Tommy (Tel Benjamin), literally and metaphorically, in their rundown Perthian apartment. Whatever he’s trying to shed, they seem to be helping until his wife arrives from the other side of the country to bring him back home.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: A Man With Five Children, Eternity Playhouse, Sydney (performances until June 26)

Filmmaker Gerry (Jeremy Waters) wants your children. More specifically, he wants to document the lives of five seven-year-old Australians, filming them for one day each year until they are 21. They are Roger (Jemwel Danao), Jessie (Chenoa Deemal), Susannah (Charlotte Hazzard), Zoe (Jody Kennedy) and Cameron (Taylor Wiese). We watch this unfold across two acts, until they turn 35, in fact – eventually incorporating three of their spouses; Annie (Ildiko Susany), Doug (Anthony Taufa) and Theo (Aaron Tsindos).... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: We Will Rock You, Sydney Lyric, Sydney (performances until June 26)

We Will Rock You

The Killer Queen (Casey Donovan) is, well, a Killer Queen – but she also likes Fat Bottomed Girls. Is one such girl, in fact. When she’s not indulging, she’s doing what she can to make sure that all the music on the iPlanet is Computer Recorded Autotune Pop (or CRAP). The last thing she wants is rock n’ roll undermining her reign, promoting unwieldy individuals.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Belleville, Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney (performances until May 7)

Before any actor graces the stage, the apartment is full of stories. The cracks on the wall tell us it was built-to-last a long time ago. The beaded curtains in the doorway are permanently drawn to the side; while charming, they quickly became a nuisance. By the red corduroy couch, there’s a pair of boots with socks hanging out of them. So someone’s in right now, and they’re comfortable.... Read More | Share it now!