Category: Theatre Reviews

January 23, 2021 / Theatre Reviews

Lennox Theatre, January 9 6.5/10 James Elazzi is torn. He’s keen to share the merry absurdities he finds in Australian-Lebanese culture, and equally keen that we care about his characters and their challenges. The two are far from irreconcilable, of course, but he is still acquiring the expertise required to…

January 16, 2021 / Theatre Reviews

Drama Theatre, January 2 6/10 When Jonathon Larson’s musical Rent opened on Broadway 25 years ago it was exactly 100 years after the opera on which it was loosely based, Pucinni’s La Boheme, had opened in Paris. Alas Larson never got to see that opening as he suddenly died of…

January 2, 2021 / Theatre Reviews

Belvoir St Theatre, December 10 6/10 Like Miles Franklin’s novel, Kendall Feaver’s play begins with Sybylla Melvyn delighting in telling us that the story we are about to hear is all about herself. Fascinated by trying to figure out her place in the grand scheme, and cursed with a restless…