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Sep
16
2018

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

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Pop-up Globe, September 8 7/10 This is to The Comedy of Errors what The Life of Brian was to the New Testament. Okay, so the New Testament wasn’t quite as gag-laden to begin with, but Miles Gregory’s production shares a similar intent to maximise the silliness of every event, and The Comedy of Errors was […]

Sep
14
2018

IRONBOUND

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Kings Cross Theatre, September 5 It’s not just Darja’s second husband who punched her in the face. Life’s done it often enough to make a move from Poland to America attractive. But then America turned out to be factories, house-cleaning, two broken marriages, a dysfunctional de facto relationship and a runaway son. Some dream. Playwright […]

Sep
8
2018

THE MISANTHROPE

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Playhouse, August 31, until September 28 6.5/10 At their best the rhymes come fizzing and spitting at you, the wit sizzling as writer Justin Fleming throws fat on Moliere’s fire. At other times the work feels more laboured, as if Moliere’s satire and Fleming’s meter, rhymes and token modernity have been scrunched together like so […]

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