Category: Theatre Reviews – Archive

September 29, 2019 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Drama Theatre, September 13 6.5/10 “What’s so good about putting words together?” asks Henry, a playwright. Tom Stoppard, a real playwright, incorporates reviewing his own writing into what he facetiously – or not – calls The Real Thing. In fact, one could almost review this play entirely using Stoppard’s words…

September 19, 2019 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Ensemble Theatre, September 4 6/10 Most plays with historical settings are now relocated to the present, by way of offering obeisance to the false god of relevance. Canadian playwright Kate Hennig didn’t wait for a director to do the inevitable, but took matters into her own hands. Her drama, centred…

September 18, 2019 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Roslyn Packer Theatre, August 31 7/10 Unlike with a Sydney apartment building, you can see that this play has been well-built. You can sense it has been measured and fitted and slotted together until the joins are almost invisible. Almost. Julia Leigh’s play about the trade in hope that, for…