Browsing articles in "Theatre Reviews – Archive"
Aug
26
2014

Tales of Kabbarli

Kabbarli res

Rafferty’s Theatre, August  21  Daisy Bates lived many lives rolled into one. She was Irish and Australian, bigamist and journalist, wife of Breaker Morant and welfare worker, activist, linguist and enraptured student of Australia’s indigenous people (who called her Kabbarli). To the many editions of Daisy Bates another must now be added: Robina Beard. Beard’s […]

Aug
18
2014

Nora

Nora res

Belvoir Upstairs, August 13 When Nora walks out on her husband and children in A Doll’s House we understand why. In this new play bearing her name (and the credit “After A Doll’s House “) by Kit Brookman and Anne-Louise Sarks (who also directs it) we are given scant reason for her going. Yes, her husband Torvald […]

Aug
15
2014

Constellations

Cons res

Eternity Playhouse, August 12 Improvising musicians do it routinely: take a short motif and investigate all its possible convolutions, like looking at a gemstone from all angles. Playwright Nick Payne applies this device to his dazzling writing of Constellations. The one-act two-hander explores the relationship between Marianne (Emma Palmer) and Roland (Sam O’Sullivan) from their […]

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