Category: Theatre Reviews

May 16, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Roslyn Packer Theatre, May 3 5.5/10 Truth can be even more elusive on a stage than in politics. Some plays are heightened in search of a much deeper truth than mere naturalism can ever hope to dispense. Tennessee Williams wrote lines for his three main characters in Cat on a…

May 15, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

National Gallery of Australia, April 27 8.5/10 It’s widely thought to be the greatest play ever penned, and some consider it the pinnacle of the western canon, period. Yet despite its intellectual breadth, psychological depth and sheer length, Hamlet’s only females are a queen who marries her husband’s murderer with…

May 12, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

New Theatre, April 25 5.5/10 Bernard Shaw, often a wanton provocateur in matters of religion, politics and spelling, was certainly a forthright champion of equality, whether of gender, race or class, and his gift for comedy was blessed with a rare timelessness. Pygmalion is now 107 years old, yet the…