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November 10, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Drama Theatre, November 9 Scratch away the laughs from almost any comedy worth seeing more than once and you will find a serious core. In our own era Tom Stoppard has been the master of using a sugar-coating of comedy to make palatable a medicine seething with ideas. In Vere…

November 10, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Foundry 616, November 6 One of the things that jazz does better than most music – and music does better than most arts – is to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable. Take Eri Yamamoto’s piano playing. Without hearing her you would not credit that her improbable combination of elegance and feistiness…

November 6, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Eternity Playhouse, November 5 The new Eternity Playhouse instantly becomes Sydney’s most beautiful theatre. Its size, sightlines, acoustics, stage area, ceiling height, seat-comfort and ambient charm are second to none. It also boasts the most attractive foyer in town, brimming with architectural flourishes, handsome timber, glorious stained-glass windows from its…