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Oct
27
2018

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

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Belvoir St Theatre, October 11 4.5/10 Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 drama An Enemy of the People seems freakishly prescient in an era when politicians abandon all pretence of truth as a basis for decision-making, preferring to serve black-magic ideologies and special-interest groups (no doubt on promises of post-politics pay-backs). About a whistle-blower whose exposure of dangerously […]

Oct
26
2018

MAGGIE STONE

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Eternity Playhouse, October 9 7/10 She’s as hard as her surname. On the surface. Beneath that lie various strata of gravel, grit and dirt, and it’s only deeper still you hit the little seams of guilt, vulnerability and compassion. It’s not easy being Maggie Stone: bank loans officer, sick, lonely woman and racist in Australia’s […]

Oct
20
2018

JULIUS CAESAR

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Q Theatre, October 5 3/10 Staging Julius Caesar necessitates using some of the finest verse in Shakespeare’s canon to paper over the play’s structural and narrative fault-lines. Enthral an audience with this verse, dispersed between Antony, Brutus, Cassius and Calphurnia, and the other dimension, the politics of backstabbing, are – as we know! – timeless. […]

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