Theatre Review: The Sugar House is the missing soul of Sydney (at Belvoir until 3rd June)

Narelle (Sheridan Harbridge) skirts across a converted factory floor, all brushed concrete and industrial chic, flanked by an eager estate agent (Nikki Shiels). It’s an all too common scene as Sydney’s working class havens make way for heritage apartment conversions, hip cafes and pet-owning professionals. Narelle however stalks the space with a touch of melancholy, craftily convincing the agent to let her stay while she leaves for another appointment, but stays to soak up the aura of its history.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Single Asian Female is a celebration of all of us (Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre to 25 March)

The Chinese restaurant is a bastion of our urban culture. Birthdays in the suburbs spent with red lanterns, lazy susans and honey chicken dot our collective memory. While contemporary Australia’s lust for foodie culture and an ever refining palette may have moved away from the Red/Golden Phoenix/Centuries in the 00s, they still form culinary centres in our regional hubs. While we’re all familiar with the happy-go-lucky (or grumpy) nature of their restauranteurs, our culture has little to show for it outside of an outdated trope or comedic sketch, through an anglo lens. Single Asian Female puts the Chinese-Australian experience firmly at the centre, and explores womanhood across generations in the process.... Read More | Share it now!

Photo Gallery: Ghosts – Belvoir St, Upstairs Theatre (Performances to 22nd October)

Writer and director Eamon Flack is bringing the classic Henrik Ibsen play Ghosts to life at Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, with performances until 22nd October. The play starts Tom Conroy, Taylor Ferguson, Robert Menzies, Colin Moody and Pamela Rabe. Our photographer Nathan Atkins popped along to watch one of the first performances of the production, and brings us this taste from the Belvoir stage:... Read More | Share it now!

Photo Gallery: Eamon Flack’s new production of The Rover opens at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre

To get your head around this new production of the 1677 play The Rover – brought to Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre by acclaimed director Eamon Flack – have a read of Flack’s “Director’s Note” over on the Belvoir website. He sells this show better than we ever could. It sounds like an excellent production, and features an incredible cast, including Toby Schmitz and Nikki Shiels. Definitely a must see for theatre fans in Sydney. Nathan Atkins attended a recent performance and gives us a taste of what to expect with this photo gallery:... Read More | Share it now!