Midsumma 2020 Theatre Works New Balance

New Balance

New Balance, written by Christopher Bryant and Emma Palackic, is well-named, because the curious audience might not know exactly what they’re getting, and will find that a flexible state of mind is an asset. In pink T-sh...
RSAT Michelle Brasier plays Kimberly in The Feather in the Web - photo by Pier Carthew

The Feather in the Web

The Feather in the Web soars outward – a hilarious, anarchic embracing of carpe diem – but also peers in – a tragic dissection of the obsession and cruelty of unrequited love. Unlike other sets, such as...
Mack & Mabel segment from Amazing Grace New York New York - courtesy of Manilla Street Productions

Amazing Grace, New York New York

Amazing Grace, New York New York was a majestic, glittering jewel of a show. As the set list played itself through a range of Broadway classics, each number was accompanied by a marvellous showcase of calisthenics. What ...
Songs for Nobodies Bernadette Robinson

Songs for Nobodies

Bernadette Robinson is a unique talent. She has the uncanny ability to reproduce, exactly, the voices of famous singers. Plenty of other impressionists can do this, but what separates Robinson is that she is also an acco...
TW Birdoir - photo by Teddy Darling

Birdoir

When your immediate post-show notes resemble an Alan Ginsberg beat poem you know you’ve seen a show: I saw the best minds of my generation transformed into seagulls, starving, hilarious, preening, dragging themselves thr...
OA Don Giovanni - photo by Keith Saunders

Don Giovanni

Mozart described this opera as a ‘playful drama’. David McVicar’s epic production, stylishly realised by Matthew Barclay, incorporates moments of comedy, high drama, even playfulness, but it’s the inevitable ...