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Mar
31
2017

Mark Colvin’s Kidney

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Belvoir St Theatre, March 1 9/10 Hating and vengeance are choices. Nothing, however heinous, obliges one to hate. Mary-Ellen Field had every right to be twisted and embittered. Having been accused of leaking Elle Macpherson’s private life to the British tabloid press she watched her health crash, her career unravel and her reputation sink. Even […]

Feb
13
2017

Odd Man Out

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Ensemble Theatre, January 24 Reviewed by John Shand 7.5/10 David Williamson has said that he is now more psychologist than playwright. If such didactic preoccupations have sometimes clouded the dramaturgy of his recent work, in Odd Man Out Williamson the psychologist and Williamson the playwright have come up with an impressive double act. While the […]

Feb
1
2017

Cabaret

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Hayes Theatre, January 31 8/10   It creeps up on you like a cancer. Perhaps the blithe, swirling decadence contributes in its way, helping make the conditions ripe, as a failing immune system does. When Herr Ludwig’s vividly red swastika armband first appears it has the shock-value of an open wound. And from there Nazism […]

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