Theatre Review: Treasure Island – Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (performances until 27th February 2016)

A pirate is held a knife-point while a young boy watches on.

Based on the classic Robert Louis Stevensen novel and adapted by Ken Ludwig, Treasure Island is a tale of pirates, adventure, treasure and family. Our narrator and protagonist is Jim Hawkins (Jonathon Burt) who, by chance, finds himself in possession of a map and becomes embroiled in a plot to discover hidden treasure. Of course, a band of merry pirates are also after the treasure and mutiny ensues with Jim’s trust sorely tested. Amidst all this swashbuckling is the tale of Jim’s Father’s mysterious death and involvement with the pirates. This is told through anecdotes from Jim himself and partly through his dealings with Long John Silver (Ben Freeman), who considered his father a close friend and was one of the last to see him alive. I confess, I did expect a Darth Vader moment where Long John confesses to being Jim’s Father, but was somewhat pleased it didn’t happen.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Blanc de Blanc at Sydney Opera House (Performances Until February 28)

Strut & Fret Production House’s first show of 2016 lands inside the Sydney Opera House Studio, peppered with flesh, flips, spins and a ridiculous amount of champagne. Vintage white and gold is the theme, a little bit of flair if you wish – no biggie. You enter and you’re immersed in a world of Moët & Chandon bottles, sparkles and bubbles laced around tables and chairs amongst both floors of the venue. The lights are bright and beheld is an extravagant yet neat stage – boasting a singular platform atop two spiralling staircases.... Read More | Share it now!