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17th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS: All the Winners! 17th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS: All the Winners!
by Jade Kops - July 24, 2017

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards will be announced at a ceremony on starting at 7pm EST Monday 24th July at the Capitol Theatre Sydney.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  In Bringing Felicity Castagna's Novel To The Parramatta Stage, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW Captures The Soul Of The Western Suburbs. BWW REVIEW: In Bringing Felicity Castagna's Novel To The Parramatta Stage, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW Captures The Soul Of The Western Suburbs.
by Jade Kops - July 22, 2017

The contemporary story of growing up in Parramatta gives the Western suburbs an overdue voice in Australian theatre with the premiere of Felicity Castagna's novel turned play, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Heart And Honesty Aplenty As Matthew Mitcham Opens Up In UNDER THE COVERS BWW REVIEW: Heart And Honesty Aplenty As Matthew Mitcham Opens Up In UNDER THE COVERS
by Jade Kops - July 22, 2017

Former Olympic Diving gold medallist Matthew Mitcham's returns to the cabaret stage with UNDER THE COVERS.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THIS MUCH IS TRUE Shines A Spotlight On The Fabulous Misfits Of One Of Sydney's Last Truly Local Pubs BWW REVIEW: THIS MUCH IS TRUE Shines A Spotlight On The Fabulous Misfits Of One Of Sydney's Last Truly Local Pubs
by Jade Kops - July 16, 2017

The latest in Red Line Production's "Unspoken" season of stories most people dare not talk about shares the amazing stories of the misfits of Woolloomaloo in the world premiere of Louis Nowra's THIS MUCH IS TRUE.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Seedy Underbelly Of The Stamp Collecting World Comes To Light In MAURITIUS BWW REVIEW: The Seedy Underbelly Of The Stamp Collecting World Comes To Light In MAURITIUS
by Jade Kops - July 16, 2017

Mystery and manipulation come together as the fight for the 'crown jewels of stamp collecting' plays out in Theresa Rebeck's MARUITIUS.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Giving Voice To A Part Of Australian Society Not Often Seen On Stage, AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI Challenges The Prejudice Born Of Fear Of Change BWW REVIEW: Giving Voice To A Part Of Australian Society Not Often Seen On Stage, AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI Challenges The Prejudice Born Of Fear Of Change
by Jade Kops - July 13, 2017

Presenting a story of a part of the community not often seen on stage, Disapol Savetsila's AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI, directed by Paige Rattray, seeks to challenge Sydney Theatre Company audiences to rethink their views of the new and unknown.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Caryl Churchill's Genderbending, Time Travelling CLOUD NINE Shines A Spotlight On How Much Society Has And Has Not Changed. BWW REVIEW: Caryl Churchill's Genderbending, Time Travelling CLOUD NINE Shines A Spotlight On How Much Society Has And Has Not Changed.
by Jade Kops - July 09, 2017

Caryl Churchill's CLOUD NINE, which premiered 38 years ago is reinterpreted for the 21st Century by Director Kip Williams.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Pantomime Returns To Sydney with THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL in RETURN TO PANTOLAND BWW REVIEW: Pantomime Returns To Sydney with THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL in RETURN TO PANTOLAND
by Jade Kops - July 09, 2017

Bonnie Lythgoe's (Producer and Director) production of THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL in RETURN TO PANTOLAND continues what is becoming a Sydney Winter tradition of Pantomime performances.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  One Boy's Challenge Of Living Across Cultures Comes To Life With Heart And Humour In THAI-RIFFIC BWW REVIEW: One Boy's Challenge Of Living Across Cultures Comes To Life With Heart And Humour In THAI-RIFFIC
by Jade Kops - July 08, 2017

Nathan Luff adapts Oliver Phommovanh's chlidren's novel THAI-RIFFIC to deliver a fun filled feast for the senses as it follows on boy's journey of discovering how to live between his family's heritage and his community culture.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Proving To Be More a Prophesy Than A Heeded Warning, George Orwell's 1984 Comes Off The Page and Onto Stage. BWW REVIEW: Proving To Be More a Prophesy Than A Heeded Warning, George Orwell's 1984 Comes Off The Page and Onto Stage.
by Jade Kops - July 02, 2017

Returning to Australia following success at the 2015 Melbourne Festival, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of George Orwell's famous dystopian novel 1984 is presented by Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia with an all Australian cast.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: JATINGA Exposes The Stories That The Rest Of The World Would Rather Ignore BWW REVIEW: JATINGA Exposes The Stories That The Rest Of The World Would Rather Ignore
by Jade Kops - June 25, 2017

Purva Naresh's new play, JATINGA, shares a heartbreaking side of India that the rest of the world has tried to ignore. In its world premiere, this 80 minute play delves into the stories of India's forgotten girls, based on Naresh's personal experience with girls she met in the Kamathipura region of ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Questions Abound As To The Validity Of Australia's HELPMANN AWARDS As the Nominations for 2017 Are Announced BWW REVIEW: Questions Abound As To The Validity Of Australia's HELPMANN AWARDS As the Nominations for 2017 Are Announced
by Jade Kops - June 20, 2017

The nominations for Australia's Live Performance industry awards, the HELPMANN AWARDS were announced last night at simultaneous events across the country (2017 Nominations List). Named in honour of Sir Robert Helpmann's long and diverse career, the awards principle objective, according to Live Perfo... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Sport For Jove Reprises The Award Winning Production Of CYRANO DE BERGERAC BWW REVIEW: Sport For Jove Reprises The Award Winning Production Of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Jade Kops - June 18, 2017

Damien Ryan's adaptation of Edmond Rostand's classic romantic comedy, CYRANO DE BERGERAC returns to Sydney for an encore season, 4 years after it won the 2013 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Independent Production, Best Director and Best Actor. With a few cast changes due to availability, most notabl... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: New Australian Play SUNSET STRIP Finds Humour Even When Everything Seems Hopeless. BWW REVIEW: New Australian Play SUNSET STRIP Finds Humour Even When Everything Seems Hopeless.
by Jade Kops - June 18, 2017

Suzie Miller's new work SUNSET STRIP is a wonderful new Australian play that is presented with a recognisable truth and honesty. Finding hope in darkness, questioning whether habits can be changed and the importance of love and family is examined with a humour in amongst the hurt with a perfect bal... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THE CLEAN HOUSE Proves The Power Of Love And Laughter And The Importance Of Looking Beyond The Surface BWW REVIEW: THE CLEAN HOUSE Proves The Power Of Love And Laughter And The Importance Of Looking Beyond The Surface
by Jade Kops - June 17, 2017

Sarah Ruhl's Pulitzer Prize finalist play THE CLEAN HOUSE makes its Sydney premiere at New Theatre with Rosane McNamara's beautiful production.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Jeanette Cronin's I LOVE YOU NOW Is An Artfully Crafted Dance Of Deception And Denial BWW REVIEW: Jeanette Cronin's I LOVE YOU NOW Is An Artfully Crafted Dance Of Deception And Denial
by Jade Kops - June 17, 2017

Jeanette Cronin's (writer and performer) New Australian play, I LOVE YOU NOW draws the audience into a world of love, lies, lust, and leaving things too long.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THE VILLAGE BIKE Is A Thought Provoking Look At How Society Views And Controls Women BWW REVIEW: THE VILLAGE BIKE Is A Thought Provoking Look At How Society Views And Controls Women
by Jade Kops - June 11, 2017

THE VILLAGE BIKE challenges the notions of a woman's place in society and how she should behave.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Agatha Christie's A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED Brings Murder And Mayhem To The Heart Of Sydney BWW REVIEW: Agatha Christie's A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED Brings Murder And Mayhem To The Heart Of Sydney
by Jade Kops - June 10, 2017

John Grinston (director) brings Agatha Christie's A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED to the Sydney stage with Leslie Darbon's adaptation of the book of the same name.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS with SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Is A Fun Filled Festive Antipodean Expression Of The English Tradition. BWW REVIEW: LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS with SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Is A Fun Filled Festive Antipodean Expression Of The English Tradition.
by Jade Kops - June 09, 2017

Sydney Symphony Orchestra brings back annual favourite LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS, this time under the baton of multi-talented Guy Noble with guest soloist, acclaimed star of Opera, Musical Theatre and Cabaret, Jacqueline Dark.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Supporting The Creation And Development Of Australian Plays The 2017 Annual GRIFFIN AWARD Was Awarded To David Finnigan for KILL CLIMATE DENIERS. BWW REVIEW: Supporting The Creation And Development Of Australian Plays The 2017 Annual GRIFFIN AWARD Was Awarded To David Finnigan for KILL CLIMATE DENIERS.
by Jade Kops - June 05, 2017

In it's 20th year, the GRIFFIN AWARD continues Griffin Theatre Company's commitment to producing Australian plays and supporting the creation of new Australian work as it seeks to recognise "an outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voi... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  The Challenge Of Families Plays Out With Humour, Honesty And Heart in the World Premiere of BITCH BWW REVIEW: The Challenge Of Families Plays Out With Humour, Honesty And Heart in the World Premiere of BITCH
by Jade Kops - June 03, 2017

Wayne Tunks' (Writer, Co-Director, Actor) latest work, BITCH shines a spotlight on an average Australian family to remind us that we are all facing struggles but it's how we come together that makes the difference.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Bizarre and Grotesque, THE HAM FUNERAL Draws Griffin Audiences Into A Surreal World Of Grief, Grudges, And Growth BWW REVIEW: Bizarre and Grotesque, THE HAM FUNERAL Draws Griffin Audiences Into A Surreal World Of Grief, Grudges, And Growth
by Jade Kops - June 03, 2017

Patrick White's bizarre play, THE HAM FUNERAL is given new life in the intimate space of Griffin Theatre's SBW Stables.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Hilarious, Hopeful And Full Of Heart, BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE Shares Politics, Love And The Challenge Of A Combined Family Christmas BWW REVIEW: Hilarious, Hopeful And Full Of Heart, BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE Shares Politics, Love And The Challenge Of A Combined Family Christmas
by Jade Kops - June 03, 2017

Nakkiah Lui's new work, BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE gives Sydney Theatre Company audiences a glimpse into a different view of contemporary Indigenous family life in a fabulously funny tale of families, politics, love and loyalty.... (more...)
BWW Review: ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS is the Tonic; Touching and Wonderful at Hayes Theatre BWW Review: ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS is the Tonic; Touching and Wonderful at Hayes Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - May 30, 2017

BWW Review: ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS is the Tonic; Touching and Wonderful at Hayes Theatre... (more...)
BWW Review: 2071 Worth Seeing, Worth Sharing, Worth Change at Seymour Centre BWW Review: 2071 Worth Seeing, Worth Sharing, Worth Change at Seymour Centre
by Brodie Paparella - May 30, 2017

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