Category: Features – Archive

February 27, 2020 / Features - Archive

No one can accuse David Williamson of going out quietly. Having called it a day on a half-century play-writing career comprising over 50 works, he currently has his two final plays, Family Values (Stables) and Crunch Time (Ensemble), playing simultaneously in Sydney with a revival of Emerald City in Brisbane…

January 17, 2020 / Features - Archive

The haze of sad and sorry shows could not extinguish 2019’s brightest lights, including watching Jonathan Biggins become the missing link between Paul Keating and Krapp. Decades of The Wharf Revue had demonstrated Biggins’ intelligent versatility, but in his own The Gospel According to Paul and Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape…

January 12, 2020 / Features - Archive

Sometimes you’d think Bill Frisell was a singer rather than a guitarist. You have to reach back across the decades to a Miles Davis or a Ben Webster to find comparable mastery of the art of making a lyric come to life without a word being sung. Instead those words…