Tag: theatre

‘Fangirls’ at Belvoir

Fangirls makes me want to scream my head off and tell everyone to go watch Fangirls. It’s an absolute spectacle filled with always loveable and sometimes frustrating characters, with a pounding urgency that makes its two and a half running…

‘Slaughterhouse’ at Belvoir

Something is wrong. As ominous as an abattoir conveyor belt, the successive monologues in Slaughterhouse inch us closer to an inevitable end. Here, that end seems mostly about finding out what’s happened at a corporate rooftop party, which has turned out…

Every Brilliant Thing @ Belvoir St Theatre

For me, one of the most exciting moments when seeing a show is when the lights go down and the audience hushes. So it throws me off when, in Every Brilliant Thing, neither happens. Instead, amongst a visible backdrop of audience…

KING @ The Seymour Centre

KING, a collaboration between director/choreographer Shaun Parker and Bulgarian songwriter/vocalist Ivo Dimchev, is a tender, visceral experience exploring ideas of masculinity in a way that’s equally entertaining and confronting. The heart of the piece is the interplay between the magnetic…

Shanghai Mimi: Paris of the East at the Sydney Festival

Directed by acclaimed performer Moira Ficune, Shanghai Mimi transforms the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta into a Shanghai cabaret club in the 1930s. Ficune brings a seductive performance of glitter and gold, with a generous dash of sparkling sequins for the…

Pigalle Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival’s ‘Pigalle’ – a burlesque/cabaret tour-de-force

Every now and then, a show comes along that blows all your preconceptions out of the water. ‘Pigalle’ is one of those shows. A cabaret-circus-music-burlesque extravaganza, it’s the centrepiece of Sydney Festival‘s Festival Gardens programming in Hyde Park. We’re huge fans…

HOME Sydney Festival

‘HOME’ – a kinetic display of absurdism at Sydney Festival

Geoff Sobelle — a theatrical artist, creator and illusionist behind Sydney Festival’s HOME – knows what your ultimate dream is. But don’t you worry, he won’t confront you about it. Instead, he might make you revisit an almost forgotten one. HOME…

rolling stone

Rolling Stone At Seymour Centre – The Plus Ones Sydney

The stage is starkly empty. Sam (Damon Manns) and Dembe (Elijah Williams) sit opposite each other. Even in the silence, it’s clearly a date. Sam asks Dembe if he feels like they’re being watched, and a titter runs through the…