Category: Theatre Reviews

April 10, 2021 / Theatre Reviews

Old Fitz Theatre, March 21 5.5/10 Finally returning to the Old Fitz held a particular joy, as if this tight little crucible is the canary in the Sydney theatre coalmine, and all’s well when it’s on the wing. This feeling was compounded when, upon entering the theatre proper, we seemed…

April 3, 2021 / Theatre Reviews

Roslyn Packer Theatre, March 20 8.5/10 Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ ferocious play ends with decay. The “romantic” plantation mansion in Arkansas we have shared with nine characters for nearly three hours begins to disintegrate in a string of fleeting scenes, rather like stop-frame photography. It’s as if the house, itself, is diseased,…

March 30, 2021 / Theatre Reviews

The Joan, March 13, 7.5/10 Lamb is dotted with songs the way dry dams dot a drought-struck sheep farm. Penned by Hunters and Collectors’ Mark Seymour, they frame the play’s sepia tone of love and life and gone wrong, and the slow pace at which this happens. As Kathleen, the…