Category: culture

Girl From The North Country – Theatre Royal Sydney

Happy 2022 or 2020 too, which I’ve seen it referred to (doesn’t inspire much confidence, does it). While many of the world stages are still dark and the future of shows unclear, Australian producers continue to bring tasty Broadway morsels…

Jagged Little Pill – Side effects may vary

It’s a good sign when, on opening night, a show announces its return season, and Jagged Little Pill at the Theatre Royal Sydney did just that. This jukebox musical uses the discography of Alanis Morissette to tell the story of…

Aida – Operatic Overdrive

If it were at all possible to add more horsepower and octane to Verdi’s tour d’force Aida, Opera Australia’s rendition now playing at the Sydney Opera House has found a way. Director Davide Livermore and Conductor Lorenzo Passerini have risen…

Grand Horizons: laugh so hard it hurts!

Infidelity and divorce usually aren’t great ingredients for a comedy, but Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Grand Horizons will have your sides hurting from laughter. Right from the curtain rise, the audience was snickering, which very quickly grew into all-out…

‘Come From Away’, The Must-See Musical of the Season

What happens when disaster affects an entire community? That’s the premise of Come From Away, the award-winning musical focusing on a small town in Newfoundland, Canada, whose residents unexpectedly have to take care of 6,500 visitors from around the world. …

ONCE in a lifetime, a show like this comes along!

Good shows are easy to review. Great performances are a little more complicated, but the phenomenal production of ONCE by the Darlinghurst Theatre Company has left me utterly speechless. Usually, in a review, I would put the call to action…

American Psycho The Musical

The words “American Psycho” and “the musical” don’t sound like they belong together in a sentence, let alone in a title. And yet, as with many things these days, it’s so wrong it’s right. The macabre and the fabulous. It’s…

‘The Little Prince’ at The Sydney Opera House

If a funny little man in the desert, demanding drawings of sheep and talking of roses means something to you, then I’m sure you will already have your tickets to the stage performance of The Little Prince at The Opera…

Belvoir’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’

When I saw that a theatrical rendition of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own was coming to the Belvoir St Theatre (6 – 23 May), I was intent on going on for two reasons. Firstly, Belvoir never seem to…