Nick Simpson-Deeks in Elegy - photo by Sarah Walker

Elegy

Elegy has its Australian premiere at the 2016 Midsumma Festival. Created by Douglas Rintoul of Transport Theatre UK, its text draws on interviews with persecuted gay Iraqi men forced to flee their homes. The idea for the...
GHOST The Musical photo by Jeff Busby

Ghost The Musical

If someone had asked me what movies I think would make a great musical, Ghost wouldn’t exactly spring to mind.  This is one of the best known movies on the planet, with an iconic cast and an uncomplicated storyline that ...
Shakespeare's Best Bits 2016 Anthony Rive and Kevin Hopkins photo by Ben Fon

Shakespeare’s Best Bits

2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. A local contribution to the year of festivities is Shakespeare’s Best Bits by The Australian Shakespeare Company. Employing a variety of performance styles dra...
The Illusionists 1903 Rick Thomas as The Immortal

The Illusionists 1903

The Illusionists 1903 is the third in a series of shows aiming to revive the craft of magic as mainstream theatre entertainment. This incarnation presents some tricks in the performance style seen around the turn of last...
CDS German Wheel photo by Al Seib

Quidam

One of Cirque du Soleil’s earliest shows, Quidam premiered in Quebec in April 1996. After nearly 20 years touring the world, it commenced its final Australian tour in the AIS stadium in Canberra on 10 December 2015. Foll...
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 ...