Theatre Review: Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra – Sport for Jove: Bella Vista Farm (until 7th January 2017)

Antony and Cleopatra. Photo: Marnya Rothe. Courtesy Sport for Jove.

Sport for Jove’s Summer Shakespeare Season is in its eighth year and is impressing audiences once again, this time with their double bill – Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. Designed to be viewed back-to-back, with some of the actors reprising their roles in the second play, politics, intrigue and murder abound.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: The Accused – Pavilion Theatre: Castle Hill Players (until 10th December 2016)

The Accused. Courtesy of The Pavilion Theatre.

Written by Jeffrey Archer, The Accused is an edge-of-your-seat courtroom drama in which the audience are the jury. Directed by Bernard Teuben, we see a man accused of murdering his wife through poison and are presented with several witnesses who argue his guilt. An abrupt judge, two bickering barristers and a colourful cast of witnesses help to turn The Accused from a rather dry courtroom misadventure to a humorous who-done-it.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Seymour Centre 2017 Season Launch

The Seymour Centre is known for its innovative and provocative productions, and 2017 looks to be no different. In its seventh year, the Reginald Series present unique performances from some of Australia’s leading small and independent arts companies. With work that touches on transgender and gender issues, violence against women, future technologies and speaking out against societal injustice, the line-up is electric.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The tiny details of Boeing Boeing set it ahead of the pack – Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (Performances until 15th October 2016)

Boeing Boeing. Courtesy of the Pavilion Theatre.

Written by Marc Camoletti and directed by Stephen Snars, Boeing Boeing tells the tale of Bernard (Paul Sztelma), a French architect living in Paris and juggling relationships with three flight attendants. It is the 1960s and Bernard has no shame over his three fiancé’s – in fact, when an old school friend Robert (Robert Snars) arrives from the country, he is quick to explain his situation and how utterly clever he is. It’s all about the time table you see – so long as the time table doesn’t change too much it all runs smoothly – and of course you must choose women from different airlines.... Read More | Share it now!

Comedy Review: The Best Medicine: Hannah Boland – Factory Theatre (10.09.16)

Promoting herself as a fresh face in ‘clean comedy,’ Hannah Boland presents a refreshing and unique one–woman stand up show as part of Sydney Fringe Comedy. There is something instantly likeable about Boland as she finds her stride on stage. While clearly pre-planned there is a natural flow to the performance as she jumps from anecdotes about her children to songs inspired by her father.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: On Golden Pond – Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (Performances until 20th August 2016)

On Golden Pond. Courtesy f The Pavilion Theatre.

Most people are familiar with the story of On Golden Pond, with many having seen the 1981 film starring Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. The story centres around relationships and families, in particular the dynamic which exists between Norman Thayer, JR (Dave Kirkman), his wife Ethel (Carole Grace) and his estranged daughter Chelsea (Ricarda Emanuel).... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Raiders of the Lost Ark with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Sydney Opera House (29.07.16)

This review should probably be premised with the fact that I am a huge fan of the Indiana Jones series (the first three – don’t even get me started on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). These films formed an intrinsic part of my childhood and are potentially where my love of history steamed from. So it was with much child-like excitement that I arrived at the concert hall at the Sydney Opera House to see Raiders of the Lost Ark with the score played live by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.... Read More | Share it now!

Opera Review: Simon Boccanegra – Sydney Opera House (Performances until 13th August)

Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra presents the tragic story of naval hero Boccanegra (George Petean) who experiences great loss when the mother of his child, Maria, dies. Her father, Jacopo Fiesco (Giacomo Prestia), resents him and insists the only way in which to achieve redemption in his eyes is to hand his granddaughter over to him. Sadly he has no idea what has become of his daughter, who was given to an elderly woman to raise but disappeared after the woman died. In the midst of all this there is political drama as the people of Genoa vote Boccanegra as Doge. As we enter into Act I it is twenty-five years later and things are about to get very complicated.... Read More | Share it now!