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Jun
2
2018

BLACKIE BLACKIE BROWN

Blackie Blackie Brown

Wharf 2, May 18, until June 30 7.5/10 We’re well used to black comedy (gallows-humour style) on our stages, to caustic satire and comedy-drama. But angry comedy? Nakkiah Lui’s Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death is sometimes so angry that you’re inclined to flinch and start framing excuses why you, of all people, […]

Jun
1
2018

PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT

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Capitol Theatre, May 17 6.5/10 Someone left the cake out in the rain, and now, 12 years after first opening in Sydney, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – The Musical, has been rebaked. Having played Bernadette some 1750 times across five countries (including on Broadway and in the West End), Tony Sheldon is once again […]

May
27
2018

GOOD COOK. FRIENDLY. CLEAN.

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SBW Stables, May 11, until June 16 2/10 Oh, dear. Somehow this play sneaked all the way to the stage without someone whispering, “It’s not ready.” While not entirely without merit, that merit adorns a small proportion of what is only a 70-minute work, anyway. Otherwise it is beleaguered with problems of characterisation, narrative, dramatic […]

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