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BWW REVIEW: STUPID FUCKING BIRD Sees Chekhov Adapted For A New Generation Whilst Heightening The Pretention OF The Work BWW REVIEW: STUPID FUCKING BIRD Sees Chekhov Adapted For A New Generation Whilst Heightening The Pretention OF The Work
by Jade Kops - July 16, 2018

Warwick Dodrell's (Director) presentation of Aaron Posner's adaptation of Anton Chekov's THE SEAGULL sees the work further deconstructed to deliver a very modern interpretation with STUPID FUCKING SEAGULL.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Stage Concert of FUNNY GIRL Breaks The Mold Of Traditional Musical Theatre In Many Brilliant Ways BWW REVIEW: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Stage Concert of FUNNY GIRL Breaks The Mold Of Traditional Musical Theatre In Many Brilliant Ways
by Jade Kops - July 15, 2018

Director Mitchell Butel has gathered a wonderful group of women, and one man, to deliver a captivating expression of the life of Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL THE MUSICAL, presented in concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra... (more...)
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by Jade Kops - July 15, 2018

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BWW REVIEW: Grounded in Truth, THE MAN IN THE ATTIC Challenges The Line Between Compassion and Exploitation. BWW REVIEW: Grounded in Truth, THE MAN IN THE ATTIC Challenges The Line Between Compassion and Exploitation.
by Jade Kops - July 12, 2018

Whilst war is always ugly, we often hope that the common person can still retain a degree of decency. Directed by Moira Blumenthal, Timothy Daly's Patrick White Playwright's Award winning play THE MAN IN THE ATTIC exposes how awful people can be when they lack compassion and humanity.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Captivating And Thought Provoking, PERMISSION TO SPIN Contemplates The Ethics, Integrity and Culpability That Applies Once A Product Is Released For the World BWW REVIEW: Captivating And Thought Provoking, PERMISSION TO SPIN Contemplates The Ethics, Integrity and Culpability That Applies Once A Product Is Released For the World
by Jade Kops - July 11, 2018

Mary Rachel Brown's new work PERMISSION TO SPIN pits greed for fame and fortune against the ethical dilemma of an artist's culpability for what other's do with their work once it is released for public consumption.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Work Of A Music Icon Lost Too Soon Is Celebrated in the GEORGE MICHAEL: LISTEN TO YOUR HEART Concert BWW REVIEW: The Work Of A Music Icon Lost Too Soon Is Celebrated in the GEORGE MICHAEL: LISTEN TO YOUR HEART Concert
by Jade Kops - July 10, 2018

Celebrating the life of George Michael, the LISTEN TO YOUR HEART concert arrived in Sydney for one day only.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Listies' Comic Take On Shakespeare THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK, A BADAPTATION OF THE BARD Returns For The School Holidays BWW REVIEW: The Listies' Comic Take On Shakespeare THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK, A BADAPTATION OF THE BARD Returns For The School Holidays
by Jade Kops - July 09, 2018

The Listies' brand of brilliant comedy for kids and their respective adults returns to delight audiences with THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK, A BADAPTATION OF THE BARD. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: ROOMBA NATION Contemplates The Future Of Medicine And The Rise Of Machines In A Futuristic Farce BWW REVIEW: ROOMBA NATION Contemplates The Future Of Medicine And The Rise Of Machines In A Futuristic Farce
by Jade Kops - July 09, 2018

New Australian work ROOMBA NATION is an amusing if not somewhat absurd look at the dangers of progress over pathos in the medical care industry.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Bravery, Mystery And Mathematics Combine In The Brilliant Stage Adaptation Of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME BWW REVIEW: Bravery, Mystery And Mathematics Combine In The Brilliant Stage Adaptation Of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Jade Kops - July 08, 2018

Marianne Elliott's award winning expression of Simon Stephen's adaptation of Mark Haddon's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME gives audiences an insight into what life is like for a gifted child with what is best described as high functioning autism. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Rock Star Guest Writer Charles Sanders Shares His Views On John Cameron Mitchell's THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE STORIES AND SONGS OF HEDWIG BWW REVIEW: Rock Star Guest Writer Charles Sanders Shares His Views On John Cameron Mitchell's THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE STORIES AND SONGS OF HEDWIG
by Jade Kops - July 06, 2018

Rock Star Guest Reviewer Charles Sanders Shares His Views On John Cameron Mitchell's THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE STORIES AND SONGS OF HEDWIG... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: UNQUALIFIED Is A Hilarious And Heartwarming Tale Of Comfort Zones and Coping As Two Women Find Themselves Wanting Work BWW REVIEW: UNQUALIFIED Is A Hilarious And Heartwarming Tale Of Comfort Zones and Coping As Two Women Find Themselves Wanting Work
by Jade Kops - July 01, 2018

Genevieve Hegney and Catherine Moore explore the challenges of female friendship and finding a career in their fabulously funny new Australian play UNQUALIFIED.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: BEYOND THE BARRICADE Brings A Taste Of The West End To Australia BWW REVIEW: BEYOND THE BARRICADE Brings A Taste Of The West End To Australia
by Jade Kops - June 29, 2018

British Touring concert BEYOND THE BARRICADE delivers a delightful tasting plate of musical theatre to Australian Audiences. The concert, which has been touring for 19 years, makes its way to Australia with founding members Andy Reiss and David Fawcett joined by English Poppy Tierney and Australian ... (more...)
BWW Review: Patti LuPone's DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY Is Masterclass Of Musical Theatre Storytelling With Magnificent Music BWW Review: Patti LuPone's DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY Is Masterclass Of Musical Theatre Storytelling With Magnificent Music
by Jade Kops - June 23, 2018

Broadway Musical Theatre legend Patti LuPone shared an intimate night of memories and marvellous music in her concert DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Connection Between One Of The 20th Century's Most Famous Demagogues And 19th Century's Composers Is Considered In DRESDEN BWW REVIEW: The Connection Between One Of The 20th Century's Most Famous Demagogues And 19th Century's Composers Is Considered In DRESDEN
by Jade Kops - June 22, 2018

In an age of megalomaniac world leaders that have the world teetering on the edge of destruction, Justin Fleming's new work, DRESDEN, contemplates the connection between Adolf Hitler and Richard Wagner.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: MARJORIE PRIME Gives A Glimpse Into A Not Too Distant Future Of Cyber Companions And Coping With Loss. BWW REVIEW: MARJORIE PRIME Gives A Glimpse Into A Not Too Distant Future Of Cyber Companions And Coping With Loss.
by Jade Kops - June 21, 2018

Mitchell Butel (Director) presents Jordan Harrison's futuristic MARJORIE PRIME with heart, humour and sensitivity as a world where technology plays a greater role in grief, relationships and connection is contemplated.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Moliere Gets A Modern Makeover In Hilary Bell Reinterpretation Of THE HYPOCHONDRIAC BWW REVIEW: Moliere Gets A Modern Makeover In Hilary Bell Reinterpretation Of THE HYPOCHONDRIAC
by Jade Kops - June 18, 2018

With social commentary the ethics of modern medicine, patriarchal societies and the question of love, money and ownership, Hilary Bell's new version of THE HYPOCHONDRIAC uses an old story and turns it inside out for a new age.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Ultimate Dysfunctional Family Is Presented With Energy And Emotion In New Theatre's Captivating Staging Of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY BWW REVIEW: The Ultimate Dysfunctional Family Is Presented With Energy And Emotion In New Theatre's Captivating Staging Of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by Jade Kops - June 17, 2018

Louise Fischer's (Director) expression of Tracy Letts's complex insight into family dysfunction, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is presented with captivating conviction and comedy as trauma is transferred through generations.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Middle Class Excesses Of The Early 1980's Is Expressed As BLISS Tries To Connect To A Contemporary Audience BWW REVIEW: The Middle Class Excesses Of The Early 1980's Is Expressed As BLISS Tries To Connect To A Contemporary Audience
by Jade Kops - June 16, 2018

Tom Wright's stage adaptation of Peter Carey's Miles Franklin Award winning novel BLISS struggles to find a place in the 21st century.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Hayes Theatre's Smash Hit ASSASSINS Returns For An Amazing Encore Season Under The Sydney Opera House Sails. BWW REVIEW: Hayes Theatre's Smash Hit ASSASSINS Returns For An Amazing Encore Season Under The Sydney Opera House Sails.
by Jade Kops - June 14, 2018

Following a successful 2017 season at Hayes Theatre, Dean Bryant's (Director) brilliantly crafted production of ASSASSINS has opened for an encore season at the Sydney Opera House.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Imara Savage Updates George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN For A Modern Era With Captivating Results BWW REVIEW: Imara Savage Updates George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN For A Modern Era With Captivating Results
by Jade Kops - June 11, 2018

The life of one of history's most famous and controversial women is presented with a contemporary clarity in Imara Savage's (Director) interpretation of George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Guy Noble Leads Another Fun Filled Tribute To The Tradition Of Old Blighty With Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Edition of LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS BWW REVIEW: Guy Noble Leads Another Fun Filled Tribute To The Tradition Of Old Blighty With Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Edition of LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS
by Jade Kops - June 10, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra's (SSO) answer to the British celebratory concert filled with patriotic pieces and popular classical works returns with a new edition of LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Angelin Preljocaj's Acclaimed Contemporary Ballet SNOW WHITE Mesmerises Sydney Audiences BWW REVIEW: Angelin Preljocaj's Acclaimed Contemporary Ballet SNOW WHITE Mesmerises Sydney Audiences
by Jade Kops - June 07, 2018

Ballet Preljocaj's brilliant expression of the famous Brothers Grimm fairy SNOW WHITE delights Sydney audiences with its blend of classical and contemporary ballet. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: LOLA MONTEZ THE MUSICAL Returns To The Stage For A 60th Anniversary Concert Celebration With The Hope Of A Larger Production. BWW REVIEW: LOLA MONTEZ THE MUSICAL Returns To The Stage For A 60th Anniversary Concert Celebration With The Hope Of A Larger Production.
by Jade Kops - June 05, 2018

Old world musical theatre charm returns to the stage with the 60th Anniversary Concert presentation of LOLA MONTEZ THE MUSICAL. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Rockdale Musical Society's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Showcases Some Great New Talent. BWW REVIEW: Rockdale Musical Society's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Showcases Some Great New Talent.
by Jade Kops - May 31, 2018

Alan Menken (Music) and Howard Ashman's (Lyrics and Book) cult classic musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is presented with polish by Rockdale Musical Society.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: STALKING THE BOGEYMAN Is The Heartbreaking And Harrowing Dramatization of David Holthouse's Personal Experience That Was First Made Public In Print BWW REVIEW: STALKING THE BOGEYMAN Is The Heartbreaking And Harrowing Dramatization of David Holthouse's Personal Experience That Was First Made Public In Print
by Jade Kops - May 26, 2018

Neil Gooding (Director) presents STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, David Holthouse and Markus Potter's stage adaptation of Holthouse's very personal story of being a victim of childhood rape, with care and confronting clarity.... (more...)