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Jul
27
2016

Simon Burke

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Hayes Theatre, July 1 7/10 If part of the point of cabaret is to give insight into the person behind the roles on stage or screen, then Simon Burke’s Something About Always certainly ticks the box, and an immensely likable person emerges. The 70-minute show begins with footage from Fred Schepisi’s 1976 film The Devil’s […]

Jul
22
2016

Betrayal

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Ensemble Theatre, July 21 7/10 Harold Pinter wrote Betrayal with almost Shakespearian detachment. Despite all three lead characters betraying at least one of the others, no one’s behaviour is portrayed as villainous and no one is even deemed to be at fault. Perhaps this detachment is unsurprising, given that Pinter had famously had a long-term […]

May
11
2016

Pennsylvania Avenue

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The Playhouse, April 29 7.5/10 Five years ago Songs for Nobodies was a near perfect confluence of music, script, performer and director. The same performer (Bernadette Robinson), writer (Joanna Murray-Smith) and director (Simon Phillips) then reunited to exploit Robinson’s gifts as a singer, mimic and actress in Pennsylvania Avenue, now touring a second time. As […]

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