Theatre Review: Dirty People, The Depot Theatre, Sydney (performances until 8 May)

In this period of YouTube celebrities, reality TV starlets and Kardashians, it can be challenging to relate to theatrical characters. Audiences are regularly plated-up a plethora of classics, complete with over-the-top performances and melodious, fruity language contrasted against edgy, overly dark interpretations of long-lost fables. Presented on stark stages that we struggle to comprehend (but laud nonetheless). Wouldn’t it be nice to see something closer to our own reality?... 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!

Theatre review: Blonde Poison – Sydney Opera House (Performances until 12 May 2016)

Close up shot of an older woman's face as she stares at the camera. Image is tinted red.

Directed by Jennifer Hagan and presented by Strange Duck Productions, Blonde Poison is a gripping tale of betrayal, war and the high price of survival. Based on a true story, Stella Goldschlag is preparing to be interviewed in her home by an old childhood friend, now a successful journalist. As she becomes increasingly anxious about his arrival, she begins to reflect on her life, and the decisions which have shaped the person she has become.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: The Maids – The Depot Theatre (Performances until 30 April)

It’s hard to be critical of non-professional productions, because they are the training ground for so many working in the industry. Certainly, newcomers should be congratulated for sticking out their proverbial necks and adding to Sydney’s ever-expanding theatrical quilt. But unfortunately, some productions just don’t work, no matter how much effort the creatives put in. Phable Production’s The Maids is one such show.... Read More | Share it now!