Blanc de Blanc Encore - photo by Prudence Upton

Blanc de Blanc Encore

You know that moment where Brad and Janet walk into Frank-N-Furter’s lobby and wonder what the fork they are witnessing This same feeling can be experienced frequently during much of Blanc de Blanc Encore. Blanc de Blanc...
bub Australian Open Patrick Jhanur - photo by Clare Hawley

Australian Open

Australian Open is a smart, sleek and epically glorious romp that pulls on the treads of Australia’s hang ups on monogamy, queer representation, self-fulfilment and sport. This may seem like a lot to unpack in a me...
AAR Transmission Films The Professor and the Madman Mel Gibson Sean Penn

The Professor and the Madman

If you thought David O’Russell’s biographical-drama Joy, a film which followed the trials and tribulations of miracle-mop entrepreneur Joy Mangano, had the most obscure origin story, then think again. Told with the zealo...
Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Méphistophélès in Opera Australia's production of Faust at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

Faust

Teddy Tahu Rhodes resplendent in tattoos, tiara and black evening gown is not the only unsettling sight in David McVicar’s masterful staging of Faust. Church statues come to life, a life-sized crucifix crashes to the gro...
MTC Torch the Place Diana Lin and Michele Lim Davidson - photo by Jeff Busby

Torch the Place

Natalie, Toby, and Teresa, want their Mum to tidy her house. She doesn’t seem to throw anything away and things are piling up. With the help of Teresa’s husband, Paul, the kids stage an intervention of sorts by way of a ...
Belvoir Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam - photo by Brett Boardman

Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam

Every once in a while, a production comes along that is so wholesome lay faultless, that I am left lost for words. Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam is one such play. Dealing with themes of loss and grief and the bonds of fam...
Griffin Theatre Family Values - photo by Brett Boardman

Family Values

A potentially decisive and politically charged play is left to become a lacklustre and shamefully self serving essay in the hands of a playwright resting on his laurels. Family Values is filled with classic and cliched W...
The Dumb Waiter

The Dumb Waiter

Famed theatre critic Irving Wardle once described the early work of Harold Pinter as “Comedies of menace” and to be sure, this production of The Dumb Waiter, produced by its two actors Will McLennan and Will Johnston, do...