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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,…

March 16, 2024 / Theatre Reviews

WIT

  Lennox Theatre, March 8 9/10 Margaret Edson has only written one play. She sent it to 60 companies before it was accepted, yet it won her the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Seldom has a work been more deserving, and seldom has a Sydney stage been graced by a…