Q44 Hurlyburly

HurlyBurly

HurlyBurly by US playwright David Rabe was first staged in Chicago in 1984. The  play was nominated for a Tony Award in 1985, and the following Broadway production and film incarnation featured big-name actors. How much ...
Red Stitch The Realistic Joneses Ella Caldwell & Neil Pigot - photo by Teresa Noble

The Realistic Joneses

A lovely thing about The Realistic Joneses is the apparent simplicity of its design, sophistication not so much hidden as not having attention drawn to it. Gregory Clarke’s stage is a small square rostrum, painted with w...
Hayes Theatre Co Big Fish - photo by Kate Williams

Big Fish

A director’s worst nightmare! Your leading man loses his voice on opening night, so what do you do? You provide the voice yourself of course! And when the director is the silver-voiced, Tyran Parke, it’s the perfect solu...
Theatre Works THE RABBLE Joan Luisa Hastings Edge - photo by David Paterson

JOAN

At JOAN’s centre is the execution of Joan of Arc. She was sentenced to death by burning in 1431 and was burned more than once to ensure only ashes were left. Knowing this, it makes walking into the space at Theatre Works...
Shanghai Ballet Swan Lake

Swan Lake

In A. A. Dowd’s review of the film, Arrival, he describes the aliens as, “…More wondrous than fearsome,” and the space where they reside as, “…Half-submerged in a cloud of ethereal fog.” Whe...
MICF Craig Hill Up and Coming

MICF: Craig Hill – Up and Coming!

Resplendent in blue leather kilt, a sizeable sporran, and neat blue shirt, Craig Hill led the room through an hour of uproarious stand-up. What a braw man. Well, it was more a conversation than the mostly one-way traffic...
MICF Lexipalooza Lexi Simmonds

MICF: Lexipalooza!

Lexipalooza! features Lexi Simmonds and Pete Batt and some fine musical comedy. Zero pretensions, but oodles of charm, Lexi and Pete meander their way through songs, ukulele destruction, and even an unexpected magic tric...