Category: Theatre Reviews – Archive

May 15, 2019 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

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 - Archive

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…

Old Fitz Theatre, April 21 5.5/10 You know you’ve entered a parallel theatrical universe when the teddy bear steals the show. Yes, Alice in Slasherland features Edgar, a talking teddy bear, who’s actually a demon from hell. And I now know that in hell’s grand pantheon, Edgar’s one of the…