Category: Theatre Reviews

June 10, 2024 / Theatre Reviews

Belvoir St Theatre, May 29 6.5/10 Do we let hate go, or cling to it, and let it define us? Wars breed resentments that last for decades. Those spawned by occupations last for generations, and are renewed by each fresh atrocity and its reciprocation, as we witness in Palestine/Israel. Most…

June 4, 2024 / Theatre Reviews

Hayes Theatre, May 28 9/10 Imagine watching a musical through a kaleidoscope, while the music splinters between genres. Imagine one that touches upon high art and popular culture like a butterfly flitting between flowers. (What other musical references both ABBA and Jean Genet?) Above all, imagine a musical that does…

May 29, 2024 / Theatre Reviews

Audacious. That’s the word for this fifth edition of the Australian Musical Theatre Festival. The five-day celebration was capped by a full-blown show, basically thrown together during that time. Not only did the festival’s artistic director, Tyran Parke oversee this pressure-cooker operation, he also became its last-minute star, playing Guido…