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Feb
9
2019

THE BIG TIME

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Ensemble Theatre, January 25 6/10 David Williamson knows all about stage and screen, writers and actors, success and disappointment. His new play concerns two actors and a writer chasing the elusive big time: a snakes-and-ladders game of shattered dreams, backs for climbing on or stabbing, glints of inspiration and reward, and the remote chance of […]

Feb
7
2019

THE ILIAD OUT LOUD

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Belvoir St Theatre, January 24 8/10 You can’t do it passively. This is the blood and fury of war, the lies and greed of men and the fickleness of the gods made incarnate in the greatest epic poem ever written. Actor/director/adaptor William Zappa began work on the project seven years ago, and now that it […]

Feb
3
2019

BEWARE OF PITY

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Roslyn Packer Theatre, January 23 9.5/10 This was more like a dream than a play. But then director Simon McBurney has a way of doing that: of disorienting you – in this case of reminding you that what you are watching is not real, and simultaneously making it so completely immersive as to keep the […]

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