Theatre Archive

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Review: Australia Day, Jonathan Biggins

The fictional town of Coriole, a parodic portrayal of any and every small town in Australia, is the setting of Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day, currently showing at The New Theatre, Newtown. The production, directed by Louise Fischer, begins in the local Scout …
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Review: I love you now, Eternity Theatre

I Love You Now, a new Australian work from writer Jeanette Cronin, is enjoying its world premiere at the Darlinghurst Theatre until July 9. The lights go up to reveal a modern hotel suite queen bed, the centrepiece of the action and …
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Superhal: Shakespeare meets the Avengers

Superhal, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Henriad as a superhero origin story, will have its world premiere at NIDA Parade Theatre from March 7 to 18. The work, presented by the Puzzle Collective, takes the audience to an alternate future England ruled by …
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Mr Stink comes to the Seymour Centre

Family values, social issues and artful theatricality will enthrall children aged 6-12 years when an original Australian adaptation of David Walliams’ award-winning book, Mr Stink, comes to the Seymour Centre on February 27. Recently nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children, Mr …
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Review: Circus 1903

Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus delivers on what a trip to the circus promised for centuries: awesome entertainment in the true sense of the word. Elegant, engaging and often funny, the Simon Painter and Tim Lawson world-premiere collaboration between The …
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Fawlty Towers Live

  Is there a Basil Fawlty in all of us? John Cleese’s memorable character from the TV show Fawlty Towers barely tolerates strangers constantly invading his seaside hotel. Airbnb’ing my bedroom to offset the rent of an ageing Bondi Beach apartment, that …
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Review: Broken at Darlinghurst Theatre

Broken is a visceral, poetic and exquisitely raw theatre experience, written by Mary Anne Butler and directed by Shannon Murphy. The play tells the interwoven stories of Ash (Rarriwuy Hick), a woman who suffers a horrific rollover car accident while driving through …