THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

THEATRE: THE DUEL

Nobody does obsessive torturous  guilt quite like Dostoevsky. His final novel The Brothers Karamazov deals with the same moral dilemmas about crime and punishment that … Read more

CABARET: CAROLINE NIN

BY STEPHEN NICOLAZZO  Parisian Caroline Nin brings an international treat to Newtown in Hymne A Piaf (Piaf Revisited), a “spine-chilling” cabaret paying tribute to … Read more

THEATRE: NO MAN’S ISLAND

No Man’s Island sets two men (Simon Bossell and Andrew Bibby, of Neighbours fame) adrift in a jail cell, trapped as much by the grimy walls as their own demons. (AB)

THEATRE: ELLING

We open with two single beds on stage. One has meticulously clean, tucked in sheets; the other is rumpled and stained with sweat and filth. … Read more

THEATRE: SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL

To state the obvious, Australia in 1953 was a different time. Menzies was prime minister, World War II was a not-so-distant memory, and the arrival … Read more

THEATRE: STEEL MAGNOLIAS

In a Louisiana beauty salon, six southern women – Truvy, Annelle, Clairee, Shelby, M’Lynn and Ouiser – gather in preparation for a wedding. As hair … Read more

THEATRE: CATHERINE OF AVIGNON

A thought provoking and witty piece about humanity's ongoing quest for truth and better understanding of itself. Beautifully written and thoroughly engaging, the story of Catherine is strongly delivered by a solid ensemble of talented actors.

THEATRE: MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE

This one-handed play is based on the life of 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, who had a vision of global peace and social justice. The play begins … Read more

THEATRE: RUBEN GUTHRIE

“My name is Ruben Guthrie, and I’m …” An advertising hot-shot, a man riddled with demons, a devoted friend, a poet, a narcissist … an alcoholic. The brilliance of Brendan Cowell’s writing and the power of Toby Schmitz’s performance justify this play’s sold-out status. (AB)

SHANE WARNE THE MUSICAL

This little musical has big shoes to fill. It’s not just the tale of cricket’s most adored and maligned hero: it also follows in the … Read more