Articles on ‘Theatre’

Joe Stilgoe – Songs in Film

Joe Stilgoe, Songs in Film, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, photo by Matt Humphrey

Songs in Film is a simple concept for a cabaret show – a review of the greatest music from the silver screen. Joe Stilgoe takes this simple idea and transforms it into an outstanding, unforgettable, unmissable cabaret production. Joe Stilgoe, British pianist, vocalist and songwriter, is a modern musical genius (seriously, that’s not overstating it)…. Read more.


Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016, Image by Mihaela Bodlovic

Have you ever wondered what the Australian political landscape would look like if Gough Whitlam survived the 1975 Constitutional Crisis, if Tony Abbott didn’t eat that onion, or if Harold Holt had decided to go for a cycle rather than a swim? This sort of political ‘what if’ is the exact platform utilised in Margaret… Read more.


A Man with Five Children – Darlinghurst Theatre Co

a man with five children, nick enright  darlinghurst theatre, photo by helen white

Nick Enright’s A Man With Five Children is a thoughtful exploration of the beginnings of reality television. Based on the Seven Up! documentary series, his filmmaker Gerry (Jeremy Waters), decides to follow five children with his camera until they turn 21. The thing is, he has trouble letting go – his lives and theirs become… Read more.


Sydney Theatre Company’s All My Sons

Sydney Theatre Company’s All My Sons

Sydney Theatre Company’s new production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons delves into a family ruined by the second world war, struggling to hold on to each other as they’re torn apart by grief – some of it of their own making. It exposes the experience of men coming back from war to a society… Read more.



Tripod: This Gaming Life

Tripod: This Gaming Life, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016, Image by Photographer James Penlidis

A comedy trio, a symphony orchestra and video games galore – This Gaming Life is a rather pleasing, albeit unexpected, union of cabaret components. In a unique fusion of comedy, nerdery and musicality, Tripod and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra combine to take gaming to a new level. Tripod, the wizards of transforming mundane, everyday life… Read more.


The Literati – Bell Shakespeare Co/Griffin Theatre Co

Kate Mulvany and Gareth Davies in The Literati. Photo by Daniel Boud.

The Literati, the stylistic younger sibling of Justin Fleming’s wildly funny 2014 take on Tartuffe (this one’s based on Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes), is a Bell Shakespeare-Griffin Theatre collaboration that has been nestled into Griffin’s SBW Stables Theatre. Les Femmes Savantes, or ‘The Learned Ladies’  is Moliere’s satire of pretentiously cultured cliques – but more… Read more.


Double Indemnity

Richard Piper and Claire van der Boom in MTC's Double Indemnity. Image by Jeff Busby

Los Angeles. 1930s. Dark suits. Platinum blondes. And a man who tells us he knows how to get away with murder and make a little money on the side. Insurance agent Walter Huff (Leon Ford) heads up to Hollywoodland to renew insurance for Mr Nerdlinger (Richard Piper), but with the man of the house out,… Read more.


Original Australian cast of STC’s The Present head to Broadway

The Present. Image by Lisa Tomasetti

Andrew Upton adapted Chekhov’s first play (variously known as Platonov, Wild Honey, Fatherlessness and The Disinherited) into a new work – The Present – and the show premiered at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in 2015 starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, playing to almost 45,000 people. The production was so popular that the run sold out, and it was confirmed… Read more.


Howie the Rookie – Old Fitz return season

Andrew Henry and Sean Hawkins in Howie the Rookie. Photo by Kate Williams

The Old Fitz and Howie the Rookie are a match made in theatrical heaven. The scrappy black box theatre in the belly of a beloved pub seems like exactly the right place for Mark O’Rowe’s rough-as-guts tandem monologues exploring a violent Dublin underworld – a play with its fists up to protect any traces of… Read more.


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