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Apr
12
2013

Dance Better At Parties

Wharf 2, April 9, 2013 Don’t be put off by the reality-TV title: Dance Better At Parties is much better than its name suggests. The premise carries echoes of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks in which Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney charmed Sydney audiences half a dozen years ago. Here the gender roles are […]

Apr
7
2013

Frankenstein

Playhouse, April 3, 2013  “I am lonely,” cries the creature to its maker, Victor Frankenstein, and that torment is the lighting bolt animating this brilliant production. Occasionally script, director, actors and design are as one, and theatre becomes powerfully confronting. This was such a night. Against the odds playwright Nick Dear has breathed fresh life […]

Apr
7
2013

One Man, Two Guvnors

Sydney Theatre, April 2, 1013 If I have laughed this hard for 90 minutes in a theatre before I don’t remember when. But then Richard Bean has not previously thrown a mucky bucket of British humour over an eighteenth Italian comedy (Carlo Goldini’s  The Servant of Two Masters). It is no surprise that this National […]