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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Review: The House on the Lake, Griffin Theatre Co

Cronin and Higginson in The House on the Lake. Photo by Brett Boardman.

The House on the Lake, a fine, twisting thriller by Aidan Fennessy, has opened at Griffin’s SBW Stables Theatre following a season in Perth. In the play, David (Huw Higginson) and Alice (Jeanette Cronin) each try to un-knot the truth of one evening when, we know, something traumatic occurred. David has amnesia, the…

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New Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellow and Award winner announced

STC's Andrew Upton and Polly Rowe with the winners. Photo by Hon Boey.

Actor, screenwriter, librettist and playwright Kate Mulvany is the latest recipient of Sydney Theatre Company’s (STC) Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship. The Fellowship, now in its fifth year, is a position for an established playwright whose work has been professionally produced in Australia. Mulvany  receives $25,000 in recognition of her body of work…

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2015 Hayes Theatre Co cabaret season announced

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Cabaret season is just around the corner and in Sydney that means the Hayes. Now in its second year, the Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret season will bring cabaret acts, masterclasses, talks and more to the beloved Potts Point space. “Hayes Theatre Co is bringing a Cabaret Season that is bigger…

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Les Misérables is heading to Brisbane!

Les Miserables Australia. Image by Matt Murphy.

Do you hear the people (of Queensland) sing? Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today that Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables will open at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in November, with tickets going on sale this Thursday 21st May.  “I welcome Les Misérables  to Queensland and am certain that…

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Hayes Theatre Co expands and conquers


Hayes Theatre Co has only been operating for 18 months. Since their first production – the runaway smash hit re-imagining of Sweet Charity, directed by Dean Bryant and starring Verity Hunt-Ballard, who won a Helpmann Award for it, the company has leapt from strength to strength. When the doors re-opened at…

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