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Review: Jumpy, Sydney season

Brenna Harding and Jane Turner in Jumpy. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Jane Turner is the heart and soul of Jumpy, a Melbourne Theatre Co production presented by Sydney Theatre Co that has just landed at the Drama Theatre.  She is Hilary, fifty years old and floundering as a parent, a professional, and a partner, and Turner is hapless and sweetly bewildered…

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MTC: Jumpy

Jane Turner and Dylan Watson. Photo by Jeff Busby

At least Jumpy is a play about 50-something women who have sex. There’s not that much written about the middle-aged years when women discover a new type of social invisibility, and a time when female actors can disappear until they can play crones and clowns. Written by UK writer April De Angelis, the…

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Hetherington is the heart of this production

Chelsea Plumley and Matt Hetherington in Promises Promises.

The Production Company finish their 2012 season with 1968’s Promises, Promises and, for all its promise, it seemed to leave its audience perplexed. This is the first time I’ve been at Production Company opening night that didn’t end with a standing ovation. Promises, Promises opened on Broadway in 1968, the West End in 1969…

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Light and Bright – Production Company season for 2012 announced

Christie Whelan as Ula in The Producers, The Production Company

BREAKING NEWS It was officially announced today that The Production Company will present three blockbuster musicals starring some of Australia’s biggest music theatre talent in 2012. The Producers, CHESS The Musical and Promises, Promises will make up the season at the State Theatre, The Arts Centre Melbourne. Chairman of The Production Company, Jeanne Pratt…

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Still No Mary

The principal cast has been announced for the forthcoming Australian production of Mary Poppins, but there’s just one problem – producers haven’t found someone to play Mary. Despite the incredible depth of talent in Australian theatre, producers haven’t found the perfect girl for the difficult role, and will continue their search.…

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