I know that it’s totes unprofesh to whoop loudly during a show that you’ve been sent to review, but Jess Hackett did name-check a family member, so I hope I can be forgiven. Journey of a Thousand Smiles is the story of Jess’s walk from Melbourne to Canberra to deliver a petition calling for more… Read more.
Mockingbird Theatre continue to give us memorable text-on-stage productions of the plays that we wish we’d seen the original productions of, and give performers the chance to play roles that they’ve dreamed of. At Theatre Works this week, they’re giving us The Judas Kiss: David Hare’s imagining of the behind-doors conversations in a hotel before Wilde’s… Read more.
Last year, 5 Pound Theatre transformed themselves into Australia’s only working repertory theatre for five weeks, when they presented five shows in five weeks with five actors and five directors. It was mad and exciting and produced some remarkable theatre in a very short time. This year, they’re doing it again, with actors Tim Wotherspoon,… Read more.
How I Learned to Drive won writer Paula Vogel the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1988. If you want to learn about American theatre, the list of Pulitzer winners is a fine place to start. This is a beautifully written work about a harrowing subject that finds a sympathy and forgiveness that’s as uncomfortable as its… Read more.