Category: Off The Cuff

April 10, 2013 / Off The Cuff

Readers who are vaguely curious about my writing outside of being a music or theatre critic may be interested in two forthcoming play-readings. This Saturday my play The Last Drop is being read, and on Saturday April 27 it is the turn of Guilt. The Last Drop is set in a future…

February 6, 2013 / Off The Cuff

Given the rumours of severe budgetary constraints, the 2013 Sydney Festival is a particularly auspicious debut for its new artistic director Lieven Bertles. Bertles has done more with less than his immediate predecessors managed, which only proves that it’s not all about money. Bertles restored an edge to the festival…

January 29, 2013 / Off The Cuff

Much outrage has followed the announcement that The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is scrapping the annual Darling Harbour Jazz Festival in June. That outrage is justified in the context of the replacement entertainment apparently being a light show. Two rallies today will bring together many musicians to protest the decision.…