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...
AAR Confessions of a Mormon Boy Steven Fales

Confessions of a Mormon Boy

It is hard to believe that Confessions of a Mormon Boy first premiered close to 20 years ago in Salt Lake City in 2001. Steven Fales’ profoundly moving autobiographical work recently returned to Chapel Off Chapel a...
TW Leopard Print Lioncloth

Leopard Print Loincloth

Leopard Print Loincloth begins with a lot of promise that sadly peters out before ever finding its groove. The atmosphere upon entering the theatre was very relaxed and informal, with the audience invited to sit where th...
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 ...
GR Gasworks Adam Juan Gomez

Adam

Written by acclaimed playwright, Francis Poet, Adam is based on the true story of Egyptian trans man Adam Kashmiry. We follow him through his struggles not only with his own identity, but also in the realisation that for...
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...