Theatre Review: After the Dance lacks a strong message for modern audiences (at Sydney’s New Theatre until 9 September)

The characters in Terence Rattigan’s After the Dance spend a lot of the play complaining about people they consider boring. But sadly for the New Theatre, the biggest bore in this production is the play itself. Despite some commendable performances by key members of the cast, this play just doesn’t seem to have anything to say to today’s audience.... Read More | Share it now!

Sport for Jove’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has just the right amount of Jack Nicholson

I speak from personal learnings when I say that most people are probably unaware that One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was a play on Broadway before it was that classic film starring Jack Nicholson. That the play has even starred the likes of Danny DeVito (who went on to reprise his role in the film), Kirk Douglas and Gene Wilder, our beloved late Willy Wonka. Who knew right? I certainly didn’t! It is this play that Sport For Jove have currently adapted on the Seymour Stage.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The screening of The Wharf Revue by The Actors Benevolent Fund was a fine celebration of Australian satire

The Actors Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, charitable organisation who has been providing financial and practical assistance to professional performers since 1944. They support individuals who are unable to work due to illness, injury or disability. This charity recently held a fundraising night at Dendy Opera Quays where they screened a recording of the 2015 instalment of The Wharf Revue live production. This is a popular, political satire and cabaret show that was celebrating its 15th anniversary at the time. This film was a funny and biting look at Australia’s political and cultural landscapes.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Mauritius is hilarious, heartbreaking and thoroughly engaging (Sydney’s New Theatre until 29th July)

After the death of their Mother, two estranged half-sisters enter into a heated debate over which one of them owns a coveted stamp collection. Jackie (Kitty Hopwood) is the younger of the two and she sees the sale of the stamp collection as her ticket to a better life. Standing in her way is Mary (Emma Louise) who maintains the stamps are hers as they originally belonged to her Grandfather and she intends to keep them for sentimental reasons. The relationship between the sisters is incredibly authentic and believable as they bicker and fight.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: This Much is True shines a light on Sydney’s underbelly (Performance at The Old Fitz until 12 August)

In a theatre hidden in the back of a pub in the depths of Wolloomooloo gather a motley cast of characters who look to have stepped straight onto the stage from the street outside. Throw in a hefty dose of humour, a smattering of nostalgia and a generous amount of alcohol and you have This Much is True, the latest offering from renowned Australian playwright, Louis Nowra. It is funny, genuine and very Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!