Category: Theatre Reviews – Archive

April 22, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Bondi Pavilion, April 17 Sydney was not the only place to denounce Lenny Bruce’s liberal use of expletives, blasphemy and drugs. The comedian, meanwhile, could be forgiven for finding Sydney choking on intolerance, bent cops and moral hypocrisy. His 13-day, 1962 visit spawned a book by Damian Kringas and now…

April 18, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Darlinghurst Theatre, April 9, 2013  Three decades ago David Mamet suspended the ending of his pugnacious little play Glengarry Glen Ross, as if to say, “This behaviour will continue.” Sure enough the dog-eat-dog grotesqueness of capitalism run amok would spiral into the GFC, pause in momentary confusion, and build once…

April 16, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Glen Street Theatre, April 11, 2013  Elizabeth Coleman really wrote two plays in one. The first is a silly suburban comedy and the second, indicated by the punning subtitle And I’ll Die If I Want To, a delicious piece of darker humour nodding to absurdism. That she favoured the former…