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Mar
28
2018

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

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The Playhouse, March 10, until April 7 4.5/10 Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s most opulent play in terms of both scale and language. Yet its challenging, operatic scope is also a graveyard for actors and directors. Unfortunately this production adds tombstones to that crowded cemetery for Evans (directing for Bell Shakespeare), Catherine McClements (Cleopatra) and […]

Mar
24
2018

THE BOOK OF MORMON

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Sydney Lyric Theatre, March 9 8/10 Had the creators Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone not called this The Book of Mormon, they could have called it Teeth. I remember those teeth when the Mormons came door-knocking in my childhood. They were as spectacularly white as their shirts, and seemed to loom at you […]

Mar
9
2018

SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE

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Belvoir St, February 17, until March 25 7.5/10 We’ve all dined at somewhere like the Golden Phoenix: the suburban Chinese restaurant that doesn’t look promising, yet serves surprisingly good food. What we’re not used to seeing is the Golden Phoenix depicted on our stages, which have been the domains of European – mostly Anglo – […]

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