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Mar
28
2018

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Roslyn Packer Theatre, March 27 9.5/10 If part of the art of theatre is to put people in a vice and squeeze them until their thoughts are squished into their bodily juices, this was such a night. How often does your seat becomes a migration zone in which you inch forward in astonishment or to […]

Mar
28
2018

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

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The Playhouse, March 10, until April 7 4.5/10 Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s most opulent play in terms of both scale and language. Yet its challenging, operatic scope is also a graveyard for actors and directors. Unfortunately this production adds tombstones to that crowded cemetery for Evans (directing for Bell Shakespeare), Catherine McClements (Cleopatra) and […]

Sep
8
2017

The Wharf Revue

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Riverside Theatre, September 7 7.5/10 It might reasonably seem that a political universe peopled with such buffoons and grotesques as Trump, Kim, Putin, Duterte, Hanson, Roberts, Bernardi and Abbott, plus such featherweight blowhards as Turnbull, Bishop, Cash, Pyne, Shorten and Boris Johnson, leaves the poor satirist with nowhere to go. Save your sympathy. Jonathan Biggins, […]

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