Category: Theatre Reviews

July 30, 2020 / Theatre Reviews

Old Fitz Theatre, June 29 9/10 Thom Paine is a paradox wrapped in an accident that may happen again while we’re watching. That’s the wonder of US playwright Will Eno’s hour-long one-hander: it stays dangerous even when you know the play; never sheds its unpredictability. You can test that theory,…

July 8, 2020 / Theatre Reviews

Montague Basement, June 11 5/10 Our own period of relative lock-down was but a little crack in time compared with poor Hermione’s. She had 16 years to endlessly press replay in her mind; to fret and ponder how she might have swayed her once-loving husband, Leontes, that she’d not fashioned…

September 7, 2017 / Theatre Reviews

Riverside Theatre, September 7 7.5/10 It might reasonably seem that a political universe peopled with such buffoons and grotesques as Trump, Kim, Putin, Duterte, Hanson, Roberts, Bernardi and Abbott, plus such featherweight blowhards as Turnbull, Bishop, Cash, Pyne, Shorten and Boris Johnson, leaves the poor satirist with nowhere to go.…