Australian theatre

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A Broadcast Coup review – a wry #MeToo comedy with all too familiar characters
Melanie Tait draws from her own broadcast background in this witty study of a misbehaving radio host and his cut-throat nemesis – though not all the jokes land

Cassie Tongue

02, Feb, 2023 @3:25 AM

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Hubris & Humiliation review – this queer take on Jane Austen is startlingly good
Lewis Treston’s witty and polished play blends Regency language and Australian slang to deliver a dizzying amount of jokes and sizzling romantic tension

Cassie Tongue

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sunday review – a masterful and moving portrait of a woman who railed against conformity
This world-class production anchored by superb central performances brings Sunday Reed back to shimmering, incandescent life

Tim Byrne

20, Jan, 2023 @11:57 PM

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Urinetown: The Musical review – less serious satire than gleeful homage powered by charm and chops
When this production embraces being a musical itself, the cast lifting their voices in song, there’s a real hint of magic

Cassie Tongue

14, Jan, 2023 @1:47 AM

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Your ultimate Brisbane events guide: what’s on this weekend, and the best things to do through December
Summer in the City is Guardian Australia’s handpicked guide to the best arts, gigs and festivals happening around the country. Here, we’ve selected some highlights for Brisbane in December

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Monsters review – Stephanie Lake production is supposed to scare but sinks into silliness instead
This ambitious dance-theatre hybrid, about a woman searching for her missing sister, falls apart when the allegorical becomes literal

Tim Byrne

28, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Emilia review – a feminist take on the life of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady
The Australian production of this Olivier-winning play has been beset by problems, but it’s back on – with some stirring performances and clumsy moments

Sonia Nair

23, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Tempest review – Shakespeare gets a radical edit from Sydney Theatre Company
Richard Roxburgh as Prospero and Guy Simon as Caliban are outstanding in Kip Williams’ latest production, which takes a revolutionary approach to the script

Steve Dow

20, Nov, 2022 @2:01 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – David Wenham is a superb Scrooge for the ages
Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
This adaptation from London’s Old Vic is a night of pure theatrical warmth, with a performance of incredible clarity and generosity at its centre

Tim Byrne

19, Nov, 2022 @2:08 AM

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The Jungle and the Sea review – Sri Lankan civil war drama lifts joy above trauma
Play by the creators of the Helpmann-winning Counting and Cracking shows people living and loving despite danger, but sometimes minimises the horrors

Steve Dow

17, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat review – a joyous, daggy night out
Euan Fistrovic Doidge and Paulini shine in this timeless and entertaining show – but ex-AFL star Shane Crawford is crushingly bad as the Pharoah

Tim Byrne

17, Nov, 2022 @12:55 AM

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Who’s afraid of Australian theatre? Why our plays aren’t treated like classics
There’s no shortage of great Australian plays. But when it comes to restagings, local work is consistently overlooked in favour of Miller, Chekov, Albee and Shakespeare

Anthony Nocera

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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