The Magic Flute

What a difference a cast change makes. When Opera Australia first staged this production in 2012, it was cast with some of the company’s brightest young emerging singers. Not all were up to the task however and at the pe...

La bohème

Like many before me, La bohème was the opera in which I discovered how deeply moving the heady mix of great music, drama and visuals could be. My epiphany took place during a 1973 performance of La bohème given by the Au...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Who needs London’s Regents Park when you have the gorgeous Bella Vista Farm to pose the perfect setting for A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Out on a farm stead in Sydney’s north west, Sport For Jove kick off its summer Shakes...

GREASE

For more that forty years, Grease has enjoyed a number of revivals, from stage and arena productions through to a national tour in an over-sized circus tent.  Its success firmly built on the 1978 film starring Olivia New...

Dirty Dancing

Having been at the world premiere of Dirty Dancing in Sydney’s Theatre Royal in 2004, it was interesting to be able to re-connect with this show ten years later at the Australian premiere of this brand new production. De...

Scandalous Boy

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to see a play set in Rome in 130 A.D. Life was different then. Public nudity was common-place, and mothers enthusiastically coached their handsome young sons in the sensual skil...

Daylight Saving

Written in 1989 by Nick Enright, Daylight Saving is a delightful, well-constructed farce, which retains its freshness and humour in this excellent production by the Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Director, Adam Cook, has ...

Miracle City

There seems to be a resurgence of interest in the work of Nick Enright. For a couple of weeks this month it was possible to see two of his works, Miracle City and Daylight Saving, running simultaneously in professional p...