Freshly Ground Theatre Affair Play

Affair Play

The bedroom farce isn’t a type of theatre seen much in the inner city nowadays. If they are as unsophisticated as Affair Play, that could explain it. The summary seemed to have promise: “A sharp, contemporary nod to the ...
RSAT Middletown photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Middletown

I had previously thought of playwriting as a craft. However, as I watched the Australian premiere of Middletown (premiered off-Broadway in 2010) by Will Eno, I gained conviction for a recent thought that maybe it’s more ...
The Street Theatre The Chain Bridge

The Chain Bridge

Melbourne playwright, Tom Davis’ compelling play of family excoriation receives an epic production for its premiere season at The Street Theatre. Though set during a dinner in Richmond in 2010, the action of the play mov...
AAR Ben Gerrard in I Am My Own Wife photo by Rupert Reid

I Am My Own Wife

Surviving Nazi and Communist Germany was hard enough, let alone as a transvestite, but Charlotte von Mahlsdorf did it to acclaim. I Am My Own Wife is a gripping re-enactment of von Mahlsdorf’s life told through the eyes ...
Nicola Gunn photo by Sarah Walker

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

A white stage stained with a faint water-like projection and Nicole Gunn dressed in her ‘happy any day’ casual getup talking to you. It’s all you need for an engaging night at the theatre. Nicola Gunn’s Piece for Person ...
Geraldine Turner

Geraldine Turner – Turner’s Turn

If you subscribe to the idea that you should leave a cabaret performance knowing more about the performer than when you went in, then Turner’s Turn ticks all the boxes. Turner has the history, and among her accomplishmen...
Hissy Fit photo by Lucy Parakhina

Hissy Fit: I might blow up someday

Hissy Fit is live, experimental performance art. Far from your mainstage musicals and plays, the show challenges you in its meaning making and surprises you in its performance choices. Rock band meets bra-burning feminis...