May
26
2018

SHIRLEY VALENTINE

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Ensemble Theatre, May 10, until June 9 8/10 “I know the film and play, so why bother?” you ask. Because Sharon Millerchip is not playing Shirley Valentine, she’s living her. Because performances of such comprehensive truth are rare in Sydney. Because here’s a chance to see every flex of a neck muscle, twitch of an […]

May
24
2018

THE SUGAR HOUSE

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Belvoir St Theatre, May 9, until June 3 7/10 For most of The Sugar House Margo has a mountain ash-sized chip on her shoulder, inducing relentlessly bitchy, aggressive and unforgiving behaviour. Then, in Act Two, after a cancer diagnosis, she suddenly blurts out the line that encapsulates Alana Valentine’s Pyrmont-set play. “Why,” she asks, “are […]

May
22
2018

I HOLD THE LION’S PAW

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Boiler House, May 5 7/10 This was both refreshing and vaguely nostalgic, because in this fast-forward world it has become so rare to encounter art of any sort that takes its time – like Mozart operas, 19th-century novels or ’60s jazz improvisations. Here was music that dared to spend 15 minutes just establishing moods and […]

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