Reviews

Review: Masquerade – Sydney Festival

Zindzi Okenyo and Nathan O'Keefe in Masquerade. Photo by Brett Boardman.

At the centre of Masquerade, a fantastical story about the Moon and the Sun and a Hare sent on a quest to unite them, is a mother and a son. In Kate Mulvany’s twist on the 1979 children’s book that touched her life as a child, Joe and his mother Tessa…

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Review: Radiance, Belvoir

The cast of Radiance at Belvoir. Image by Brett Boardman.

A mother has died and in her North Queensland house, a ramshackle thing renovated to feel livable, only Mae (Shari Sebbens) remains. She’s disconnected and unhappy and – it seems – wooden. It’s the day of the funeral and her half-sisters are there with her at this empty home base:…

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Review: The Illusionists 1903

The Illusionists 1903. Photo supplied.

Everything Old is New Again. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), foyer was a-buzz with old world glamour for the World Premiere of the 3rd incarnation of The Illusionists franchise with The Illusionists 1903. Set in the golden age of magic where the touring side-show was the highlight on the…

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I, Malvolio

I, Malvolio

I saw Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree at the 2008 Melbourne Festival. It assured me that I’d see anything he created and I Malvolio has confirmed my commitment. Crouch is from Brighton in the UK and he makes theatre that embraces and confronts the assumptions that audiences and performers take into a theatre. This is the…

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Review: Tabac Rouge, Sydney Festival

Tabac Rouge Prudence Upton 19

There is so much skill in Tabac Rouge, one of Sydney Festival’s most-hyped shows in the 2015 lineup. Its technical skill is impressive – from dancers and movers who do not stop, who are agile and movement-efficient and artful, to a living and breathing set that sighs and moves and…

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