Category: Theatre Reviews

September 19, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Ensemble Theatre, September 4 6/10 Most plays with historical settings are now relocated to the present, by way of offering obeisance to the false god of relevance. Canadian playwright Kate Hennig didn’t wait for a director to do the inevitable, but took matters into her own hands. Her drama, centred…

September 18, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Roslyn Packer Theatre, August 31 7/10 Unlike with a Sydney apartment building, you can see that this play has been well-built. You can sense it has been measured and fitted and slotted together until the joins are almost invisible. Almost. Julia Leigh’s play about the trade in hope that, for…

September 14, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Playhouse, August 30 If you’re desperate to hold any Shakespeare up to a dreamlike distorting mirror, Titus Andronicus is the one. It’s already a carnival of grotesques; of blood, murder and mutilation on a heroic scale. Thirteen die during the show and another is condemned, and director Adena Jacobs (for…