Reviews

  • Mother May We

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    When we experience something traumatic, the mark that it leaves is a like fingerprint on our memories. Just like human fingerprints, these shapes are detailed, unique in size and once engraved into ones skin they are difficult to alter. Ove…
  • Split Lip

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    When I sat down to write this review, I looked at my notes and the one word that was heavily underlined on the page is brilliant!!! Just one word is all that is needed to describe this masterful performance piece. Word of warning though, you bette…
  • Bad Guy Hayden Tee

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    BAD GUY absorbing entertaining intelligent and authentically quirky cabaret, the one man show of musical theatre star Hayden Tee op…
  • HYDRARCHOS

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    Written by University of Wollongong graduate Grace Davidson Lynch, stage play HYDRARCHOS centers around the legendary Sea Serpant Skeleton of the same name supposedly discovered by Albert Karl Koch towards the middle of the 19th century.
  • Babette's Feast On Stage

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    For many of my generation, particularly the 'foodies' among us, if we hear the title Babette's Feast we think of the 1987 film that was written and directed by Gabriel Axel. Babette's Feast is regarded as one of the all time great food film…
  • Rough Trade

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    This is not a play about sex! Pollock addresses her audience. You can’t blame a Girl for having misconceptions given the title of the play (Rough Trade was the name given to rough or lower-class men sought, and sometimes paid, as casual s…
  • Deadhouse Razor Gang Wars

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    RAZOR GANG WARS comes alive when you meet the characters, experience the events and battles of 1927-29 in the 200 year old crypt under St James' Church Sydney. Sydney Scoop theatre review by Rebecca Varidel.
  • Tom At The Farm

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    Losing a loved one to death can be a shattering event. How does one grieve such a loss and comprehend the severing of that physical tie between one person to another? Tom (played by Zoran Jevtic) is young gay man from Montreal who has tra…
  • SIX @ The Theatre Royal

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    SIX! Talk about re-writing HIS story. Go the girls! And not just the SIX queens, the all-female live band (aka lad…
  • The Phantom Of The Opera Opening Night Sydney Review

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    The Phantom Of The Opera of course is not all about 'The Chandelier' yet that is indeed a fine place to start.  …
  • Labyrinth

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    With Australia's economy currently experiencing some alarming features such as escalating interest rates to stem an inflationary spiral, and increased industrial action as a reaction to a lack of real wage increases, it would seem there is no time…
  • Both Sides of the Blade

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    The French are masters at making the domestic dramatic. It is no different with the latest film Both Sides of the Blade from respected French director, Claire Denis (of Chocolat and Sexy fame), starring the popular and talented Juliette Bin…
  • True Things

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    In my mind the most compelling reason for women to view True Things is to experience a moment of common feeling or understanding of the protagonist's situation. Kate (as played by Ruth Wilson of The Affair) is going through the motions with…
  • Jekyll & Hyde The Musical: @ Hayes

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    Intoxicating. Bewitching. Astounding! It's actually hard to believe that in portraying the duality of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on the Hayes Theatre stage, Brendan Maclean is making his first appearance in a musical. A…
  • Much Ado

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    Vibrant, energetic and engaging, this theatre production Much Ado by Attractive, Not Model Attractive crackles, pops and burns with the fervor of a well tended fire.
  • Attempts On Her Life

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    The beauty of Martin Crimp's Attempts On Her Life is that you can very easily create a sub-text to fit your own point of reference. Even though the play was written a quarter of a century ago, the underlying cynicism and skepticism that per…
  • Full Time

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    Full Time (À Plein Temps) is a film about the reality of life and its everyday struggles. Starring Laure Calamy in Eric Gravel's heart-touching and award-winning new drama. With stunning sounds and music by Irène Drésel.
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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    Sydney is awash with La Nina and musical theatrical diversions in 2022. We raved about the magnificent An American In Paris with its stunning ballet/Broadway choreography and toe tapping George and Ira Gershwin tunes; can-canned our…
  • Control by Keziah Warner

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    Perhaps nothing is as exciting and inspiring as a new play, and even more so when it's Australian on its Sydney premiere. Just imagine it, writing not just a play, but a trilogy withing a play. Phenomenal. Control is mind blowing on ma…
  • Cruel Intentions Musical

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    Cruel Intentions opening night and the celebrities (including Sydney Scoop) where strutting their stuff on the purple carpet. On the stage, the leads nailed their songs and their respective cruel or innocent roles. Around us, the …