Apr
23
2013

Fury

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Warf 1, April 20  The two aging intellectuals in Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play  are served up on a platter in the opening scenes, quizzed by a journalist (a device she used in Honour). So there is little more to learn about medical high-flier Alice (Sarah Peirse) and novelist Patrick (Robert Menzies), one dark secret apart. […]

Apr
23
2013

Chris Potter CD

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The Sirens (ECM) On his visit here last year US saxophonist Chris Potter astounded some with his level of invention, and was dismissed by others for wanton virtuosity. I was in the former camp, although there are times on this album when I sympathise with the other perspective. Potter is a better player than composer, […]

Apr
22
2013

Stories I Want To Tell You In Person

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Belvoir Downstairs, April 18, 2013  Lally Katz has invented the play you write when not writing a play. Stories I Want To Tell You In Person bubbled into her head when Belvoir had actually commissioned her to write about the Global Financial Crisis. It’s not even close. The only financial crisis is Katz burning her […]