Articles by: @cassietongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney. She studied communication and media at the University of Newcastle, where she began honing her professional writing and critical analysis skills, as well as publishing creative works in several journals and magazines. She has previously reviewed music and theatre for numerous online hubs including LiveGuide, BroadwayWorld Australia, and Time Out Sydney. Cassie can usually be found in a theatre foyer somewhere soaking up the atmosphere.

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Article list:

A Quick Chat with Jeff Khan

Day for Night at Performance Space.

Jeff Khan is the Artistic Director of Performance Space, who are putting up Day for Night, a Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras experience. We sent Jeff our questions to find out more about the work, Performance Space, and what makes him tick. Describe your job – in five words or…

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The Sound of Music to tour Australia in 2015

The Sound of Music at the London Palladium. Image by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Producers John Frost, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian and the Really Useful group have announced today that the London Palladium production of The Sound of Music will come to Australia in late 2015 – for a national tour! The London Palladium production of the beloved musical premiered on The West End…

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Review: Gaybies, Darlinghurst Theatre Co

Zindzi Okenyo and Georgia Scott in Gaybies. By Helen White

At the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst, currently, is Dean Bryant’s Gaybies: a verbatim piece he has devised and also directs. Gaybies, featuring interviews from the children of gay parents, is a pleasant meditation on the lived experiences of people who are often used as catalysts of fear in anti-gay debates,…

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The Q Brothers are remixing Shakespeare into hip-hop opera

Photo by Michael Brosilow.

It’s Shakespeare meets Chicago. Originally commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe London, Othello: The Remix takes the high-stakes tragedy and transports it to the world of hip-hop – with original beats, of course. We talked to the Q Brothers, the brains behind this poetic update, about all things Shakespeare, hip-hop, and musicals. How…

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Review: Suddenly Last Summer, Sydney Theatre Co

Suddenly Last Summer. Image by Brett Boardman.

Tennessee Williams always encouraged the reach for something more in the stage directions of his plays, seeking for an elevated storytelling method and set design that would heighten and reinforce his close explorations of the humanity he best knew: the world of his family and beyond where he grew up,…

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Review: Blood Brothers, Hayes Theatre Co

Christy Sullivan, Erin James, Helen Dallimore, Bobby Fox and Jamie Kristian  in Blood Brothers. Image by Kurt Sneddon

We live within a conservative, disturbingly cruel government in 2015 Australia, where our most vulnerable citizens are the ones repeatedly targeted for more and more hardship, via our budgets and our relentless social evolution. We are not a kind country right now, particularly to those who wish to enter the…

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A Quick Chat With Glenn Hazeldine

Glenn Hazeldine.

After Dinner, Andrew Bovell’s light comedy, is currently making audiences laugh at Sydney Theatre Company. We sent some questions to everyman actor Glenn Hazeldine to find out his thoughts on life, theatre, and the play. How would you describe your job to an alien brand new to the planet?  Acting is where…

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