Australian theatre

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Julius Caesar review: Shakespeare’s tragedy goes viral for era of smartphone narcissism
Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf 1, Sydney
The satire might be laid on a bit thick in this contemporary retelling by Kip Williams, but you can sense the audience loving the mad ride

Steve Dow

19, Nov, 2021 @11:47 PM

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Merrily We Roll Along review – Sondheim’s ‘flop’ is a musical delight
The 110-seat Hayes theatre is an intimate setting for this character-driven production that rolls back the clock on three friendships

Cassie Tongue

27, Oct, 2021 @2:24 AM

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Sydney Theatre Company makes a comeback as ‘devastated’ industry returns to the stage
After months of closure, STC announces details of Death of a Salesman and Julius Caesar, two new productions that will see out the dismal year

Kelly Burke

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Boy Swallows Universe review – a triumphant and timely reminder of why we need live events
The stage adaptation of Trent Dalton’s novel leans into the book’s fantastical elements and is brought to life by commanding performances

Bronwyn Lea

05, Sep, 2021 @3:05 AM

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‘Swing for the fence’: bringing Boy Swallows Universe to the stage
It was always going to be a challenge to transform Trent Dalton’s sprawling hit novel for the theatre, but somehow it all hangs together

Andrew Stafford

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Appropriate review – STC production a grand family story in the tradition of Tennessee Williams
Roslyn Packer theatre, Sydney
Directed by Wesley Enoch, US playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ tale of a ‘casually dysfunctional’ clan is deeply human and funny

Steve Dow

19, Mar, 2021 @11:03 PM

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Playing Beatie Bow review – oldest of stage tricks bring new Wharf Theatre to vital life
This adaptation of the classic Ruth Park novel feels like a promise that this is still a space for magic

Cassie Tongue

27, Feb, 2021 @1:30 AM

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'Making ends meet': how Australia's cinemas and theatres will cope with the four-square-metre rule
Owners and staff at entertainment venues are ‘very enthusiastic’ to reopen but social distancing presents challenges

Justine Landis-Hanley

17, Jun, 2020 @3:11 AM

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The Great Australian Play review – promising playwright's debut satire aims high
Production smashes up Patrick White, Lasseter’s Reef, tired myths and old ghosts into a not-quite-right combination with brilliant flashes

Van Badham

24, Feb, 2020 @3:29 AM

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'This is war': actor Yael Stone gives up US green card and will now live in Australia to fight climate change
Orange is the New Black star says the air travel needed for a life in two continents is ‘environmentally unjust’

Stephanie Convery

07, Jan, 2020 @5:34 AM

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Natives Go Wild review – First Nations circus is a potent mix of defiance and triumph
Indigenous people were kidnapped and forced to appear in PT Barnum’s ‘greatest show on earth’. This variety show reclaims their stories with wit and bite

Larissa Behrendt

23, Oct, 2019 @12:39 AM

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Ningali Lawford-Wolf, star of The Secret River, dies aged 52 on tour
The highly regarded Indigenous performer of stage and screen died in Scotland while touring with the Sydney Theatre Company

Stephanie Convery

14, Aug, 2019 @3:10 AM

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