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May
26
2018

SHIRLEY VALENTINE

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Ensemble Theatre, May 10, until June 9 8/10 “I know the film and play, so why bother?” you ask. Because Sharon Millerchip is not playing Shirley Valentine, she’s living her. Because performances of such comprehensive truth are rare in Sydney. Because here’s a chance to see every flex of a neck muscle, twitch of an […]

May
24
2018

THE SUGAR HOUSE

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Belvoir St Theatre, May 9, until June 3 7/10 For most of The Sugar House Margo has a mountain ash-sized chip on her shoulder, inducing relentlessly bitchy, aggressive and unforgiving behaviour. Then, in Act Two, after a cancer diagnosis, she suddenly blurts out the line that encapsulates Alana Valentine’s Pyrmont-set play. “Why,” she asks, “are […]

May
16
2018

CARMEN LIVE OR DEAD

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Hayes Theatre, April 28 7.5/10 They were both married, so it was just a brief affair in the Mexican summer of 1937 between the political revolutionary, Leon Trotsky, 57, and the artistic revolutionary, Frida Kahlo, 29. “What,” asks the eccentric musical Carmen Live or Dead, “if that affair had resulted in a love child?” Natalie […]

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