Category: Theatre Reviews

March 8, 2020 / Theatre Reviews

Sydney Lyric February 18 8/10 Our brains are hard-wired to do this stuff: to fill in the missing number, letter or word; to complete a sentence or extrapolate the meaning of a look. So when we see a life-size, artificial horse clearly being manipulated by three puppeteers, we’ll expunge the…

February 23, 2020 / Theatre Reviews

Playhouse, February 11 9.5/10 Since the First Fleet spewed out its cargo of cons and screws, Australian men have often enjoyed playing brutes in a brutish land. That’s the awful truth that lay behind Kenneth Cook’s 1961 novel Wake in Fright. Those who would deny it could ponder the fact…

February 8, 2020 / Theatre Reviews

Hayes Theatre, January 22 2.5/10 Why do people sing in musicals? Since the art-form began to achieve some sophistication with Show Boat (1927), the answer, beyond pure entertainment, has lain with plot and, primarily, character. When expressing inner thoughts, for instance, a character can sing lines that would sound lame…