Apr
5
2017

Chimerica

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Roslyn Packer Theatre, March 4 7.5/10 A single man carrying two plastic shopping bags confronts the first in a column of tanks. The Tiananmen Square image spoke not only of individual frailty facing the clanking steel of monolithic power, but also of sufficient moral outrage to invert fear. Chimerica is the answer to some what-if […]

Mar
31
2017

Mark Colvin’s Kidney

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Belvoir St Theatre, March 1 9/10 Hating and vengeance are choices. Nothing, however heinous, obliges one to hate. Mary-Ellen Field had every right to be twisted and embittered. Having been accused of leaking Elle Macpherson’s private life to the British tabloid press she watched her health crash, her career unravel and her reputation sink. Even […]

Mar
29
2017

Diamonds Are For Trevor

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Concert Hall, March 2 8/10 It said “Trevor Ashley” on the ticket. If the Opera House did this sort of thing it would have echoed this in three-metre-high pink neon letters out the front, too. But she certainly sounded like Shirley Bassey – sorry, Dame Shirley Bassey – as she stopped the band from launching […]