Category: culture

Not Can-Can, but you Must-Must see Moulin Rouge the Musical!

Ever since my year ten girlfriend and I learnt “Come What May”, I knew this show was destined for the stage. Moulin Rouge! The Musical, currently playing at Capitol Theatre Sydney, was so much more than my little adolescent mind…

Circa’s Peepshow: Welcome to the Unnatural!

Prepare to be taken into the darkest corners of your mind on an almost hallucinogenic trip through Circa’s Peepshow, now playing at the Theatre Royal, Sydney. Circus and burlesque have come a long way since the Big Top experience, and…

Isn’t it Queer: Sondheim goes LGBTQIA+

Queer used to be a dirty word, but it’s now on the lips of the Sydney Theatre World as they rush to buy tickets to Little Triangle’s production of Isn’t It Queer at PACT, Erskineville. This brilliant little concept by…

Stay Woke: Are you woke or not woke enough?

Fractured sibling relationships are nothing new to the theatre (hums Go Go Go Joseph). Still, the sibling rivalry explored in Stay Woke, playing at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company until 17 April,  takes these broken familial bonds to a whole new…

Spectacular and Divine: Phantom is finally here!

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour present The Phantom of the Opera Now, that was just what the doctor ordered! After repeated bouts of illness, extended isolation, resultant depression, and financial stress, what many of us have needed for quite some…

Maria Stuarda in Concert

OK, first things first.  For those of us who are not operatic doyens, “In Concert” means performed as a recital rather than a play.  So no Tudor sets.  No wigs, crowns or cod-pieces.  No banners, scaffold or axe.  Rather than…

North by Northwest – Hitchcock comes to Sydney

Australians, we are a bloody talented bunch and North by Northwest currently playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre is a prime example of that talent. If you have been following my reviews, you know that I’m quite outspoken about the…

What a way to make a living – 9 to 5 the Musical

You may love your job, but there’s no more fun you can have than working the 9 to 5 with Dolly Parton and her musical, currently playing at the Capitol Theatre. I could spend the following 500 words writing about…

Otello Review

A young woman lies dead at the hands of her new husband in a shocking murder-suicide. Jealousy and domestic violence were issues in Shakespeare’s day, 400 years ago, still present in Verdi’s day, 150 years ago, and are sadly as…