Category: Theatre Reviews – Archive

March 14, 2024 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Sydney Lyric Theatre, March 7 4/10 You know those restaurants that serve drinks matched to the food? Here, upon arrival, we received a complimentary drink perfectly matched to this musical: a frothy pink gin cocktail served in a plastic martini glass. Just as no self-respecting drinker would savour this, so…

March 11, 2024 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, March 6 7/10 The rude mechanicals’ play-within-play, Pyramus and Thisbe, can sometimes seem a lame coda to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Not here. Peter Evans’ Bell Shakespeare production ensures it crowns all the comedy that’s gone before. Even Quince’s prologue, so often laboured, skips from…

March 8, 2024 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Theatre Royal, March 1 9/10 The Lehman Trilogy is a 21st-century masterwork. This is true of Stefano Massini’s original novel and in some ways even more so of this play, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes for the UK’s National Theatre. If Hamilton partly charted the birth…