Category: Theatre Reviews

April 12, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Sydney Lyric Theatre, April 2 7/10 Forget the story, acting and music for a moment. Let’s get physical. Let’s talk dancing. This is the best ensemble dancing I’ve ever seen in an Australian production of a musical. Obviously Malik Le Nost’s red-hot choreography (aided by Mitchell Woodcock) is vital to…

April 11, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Riverside Theatre, March 30 4.5/10 Dr Jose P Rizal is a hero of the Philippines’ struggle for independence from Spain. He was executed for his writings, including his semi-autobiographical novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not), which in part exposed the Catholic Church’s complicity in brutal colonialism. Allan McFadden (music…

March 31, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Lennox Theatre, March 16 9/10 Gods were pretty much expunged from western art when the Roman Empire succumbed to Christianity. A pity. Understanding this waste of raw material, American writer George Brant used his 2011 one-hander, Grounded, to reinstate the god-figure to our stages. His god is just called The…