Aug
16
2013

Freud’s Last Session

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Theatre Royal, August 15 Is there a God? Can a play illuminate the issue in any way in 80 minutes? Mark St Germain has tested this possibility with a well-crafted piece based on the hypothesis that a celebrated atheist (Sigmund Freud) and a celebrated Christian (CS Lewis) met in London in 1939, just as war […]

Aug
16
2013

The Tango Saloon

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Camelot Lounge, August 11 Picture two tango dancers squinting at each other in the noonday sun, itchy fingers keen to shoot it out after one has trodden on the other’s toe. Keep that image in your head while you ponder how Astor Piazzolla may have played cowboy music, or Ennio Morricone would have tackled the […]

Aug
12
2013

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Sydney Theatre, August 10   Despite its inevitability there is still a shock in seeing cracks in the art one revered in one’s youth. As a teen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead was probably my favourite play; certainly my favourite comedy. Tom Stoppard had sprinkled Spike Milligan madness across Waiting For Godot, wrapped it in […]