Category: Theatre Reviews

July 12, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Eternity Playhouse, July 3 7/10 It’s apt that “upon a time” is missing from the title, because Once is a timeless fairy-tale of some dreams coming true, and others withering. John Carney’s 2007 film ruthlessly stripped away any sentimentality, thereby making achingly real the tale of love thwarted and musical…

July 7, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

SBW Stables Theatre, June 27 6.5/10 Ah, to be enchanted once again, just for an hour. Regrettably, an obsession with the literal – with drab reality – often denies our stages their chance to be that source of wonderment. Actors shout and furiously emote, but the plays themselves bleed only…

July 6, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Lennox Theatre, June 25 4/10 Where’s my hammer? Glass walls between actors and audience have plagued Sydney stages since Benedict Andrew’s malformed Belvoir production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe? 12 years ago. If alienating audiences is the point of theatre, then, yes, glass walls are the ultimate coup, but…