Category: Theatre Reviews

March 30, 2024 / Theatre Reviews

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, March 22 8.5/104 The sheer jolt of most artistic revolutions fades with time, until, retrospectively, they come to seem more like evolutions. Not West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein packed his score with such shocks and risks – such complex rhythmic syncopations and sudden dissonances –…

March 19, 2024 / Theatre Reviews

Belvoir St Theatre, March 13 6.5/10 It turns from light to dark as if a switch is flicked. Act Two is barely underway, with Tim (Tom Conroy) researching his proposed verbatim play about HIV/AIDS, when he interviews the desperately sick Richard (Guy Simon), whose answers are interrupted by coughing fits.…

March 17, 2024 / Theatre Reviews

Old Fitzroy Theatre, March 10 7/10 Emily Sheehan has painted herself into a corner. She’s crafted a gothic horror film within a play within her play, and these three layers collide and generate infinity mirror effects on the nature of the act of creation – from Genesis to Frankenstein, pregnancies,…