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BWW REVIEW: With Technology Invading Our Everyday, IN REAL LIFE Considers The Frightening Possibility Of A Highly Connected Disconnected Existence BWW REVIEW: With Technology Invading Our Everyday, IN REAL LIFE Considers The Frightening Possibility Of A Highly Connected Disconnected Existence
by Jade Kops - September 22, 2017

In an age when you can organise most things with technology, Julian Larnach's new play IN REAL LIFE extrapolates to a not too distant future where being connected is more important than connecting.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: In A World Disgruntled With Its Leaders, Sondheim's ASSASSINS Is The Perfectly Timed Peak Into The Past BWW REVIEW: In A World Disgruntled With Its Leaders, Sondheim's ASSASSINS Is The Perfectly Timed Peak Into The Past
by Jade Kops - September 21, 2017

The mystery of what motivates a person to murder for political reasons plays out in Hayes Theatre Co's latest perfectly crafted production ASSASSINS.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Bitterness And Bitchiness Are Served Up In The Bizarre Comedy Thriller DINNER BWW REVIEW: Bitterness And Bitchiness Are Served Up In The Bizarre Comedy Thriller DINNER
by Jade Kops - September 20, 2017

DINNER invites the audience to peer in on the world of the arrogant and affluent as they posture and pose through a night of feigned civility with backhanded barbs.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Presented With Heart and Humour, Hope Rises Out Of Bleak Existence In THE NIGHT ALIVE BWW REVIEW: Presented With Heart and Humour, Hope Rises Out Of Bleak Existence In THE NIGHT ALIVE
by Jade Kops - September 17, 2017

In the tradition of resorting to humour to handle weighty and desperate situations, Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE considers the hope that can come from having the right outlook when life keeps throwing setbacks and challenges.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Ambition And Aspiration Collide With Desire And Devotion In The Powerfully Moving DIVING FOR PEARLS BWW REVIEW: Ambition And Aspiration Collide With Desire And Devotion In The Powerfully Moving DIVING FOR PEARLS
by Jade Kops - September 17, 2017

Emotional, engaging and at times enraging as the audience empathises with the inhabitants of a community making way for progress, DIVING FOR PEARLS is a wonderfully rendered work that considers compassion, conscience and conduct in the face of corporate and individual greed and determination.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Presents A Playful And Energetic Program With HAYDN, MOZART & FRIENDS. BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Presents A Playful And Energetic Program With HAYDN, MOZART & FRIENDS.
by Jade Kops - September 14, 2017

Artistic Director and Conductor of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO), Paul Dyer's latest concert HAYDN, MOZART & FRIENDS expresses the liveliness of four animated works.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Challenge of Finding A Balance Between Art, Innovation, Love and Life Plays Out In SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE BWW REVIEW: The Challenge of Finding A Balance Between Art, Innovation, Love and Life Plays Out In SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Jade Kops - September 11, 2017

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE is presented with heart and humour by @littletriangeco for @sydneyfringe... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Challenge Of Growing Up As An Outsider With An Active Imagination And Unusual Obsessions Is Explored in Declan Greene's MOTH BWW REVIEW: The Challenge Of Growing Up As An Outsider With An Active Imagination And Unusual Obsessions Is Explored in Declan Greene's MOTH
by Jade Kops - September 10, 2017

A darker side of adolescence which has the potential to fall through the gaps is explored in Declan Greene's MOTH.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Absurd True Story Of The Unbelievably Unaware Socialite Florence Foster Jenkins Plays Out In GLORIOUS. BWW REVIEW: The Absurd True Story Of The Unbelievably Unaware Socialite Florence Foster Jenkins Plays Out In GLORIOUS.
by Jade Kops - September 08, 2017

Peter Quilter's play GLORIOUS, about the famously terrible amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins (Diana McLean), is a highly entertaining look at what happens when self-confidence collides with delusional belief in one's own abilities.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Manipulation, Marriage And Male Dominated Society Is Examined With Humour In The Contemporary Interpretation of FIGARO. BWW REVIEW: Manipulation, Marriage And Male Dominated Society Is Examined With Humour In The Contemporary Interpretation of FIGARO.
by Jade Kops - September 06, 2017

Director Shane Bates brings FIGARO, Charles Morey's adaptation of Pierre Beaumarchais' 18th century romantic comic play THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, to Sydney's Genesian Theatre.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Vocal Chameleon Bernadette Robinson Channels The Voices And Souls Of The Great Divas in THE SHOW GOES ON BWW REVIEW: Vocal Chameleon Bernadette Robinson Channels The Voices And Souls Of The Great Divas in THE SHOW GOES ON
by Jade Kops - August 30, 2017

Bernadette Robinson recreates the heartfelt stories and songs of some of the most iconic women in her latest one woman show, THE SHOW GOES ON.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: A More Settled And Smooth MY FAIR LADY Returns To Sydney BWW REVIEW: A More Settled And Smooth MY FAIR LADY Returns To Sydney
by Jade Kops - August 29, 2017

Following on from a successful opening season at the Sydney Opera House season in September 2016 and Brisbane and Melbourne seasons earlier this year, MY FAIR LADY returns to Sydney with a much better, more comfortable and 'lived in' performance.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Giving The Audience A Taste Of The Challenge Of Living With Dementia, THE FATHER Is A Heartbreaking Story Of Aging BWW REVIEW: Giving The Audience A Taste Of The Challenge Of Living With Dementia, THE FATHER Is A Heartbreaking Story Of Aging
by Jade Kops - August 26, 2017

Director Damien Ryan takes the audience into one man's world of losing not only his watch but also his mind as he brings Florian Zeller's award-winning play, THE FATHER to the Sydney stage.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: BLUE LOVE Shares The Less Rosy Side Of Relationships Through Humour, Dance, Silent Movies And Plenty Of Pop Culture References BWW REVIEW: BLUE LOVE Shares The Less Rosy Side Of Relationships Through Humour, Dance, Silent Movies And Plenty Of Pop Culture References
by Jade Kops - August 26, 2017

Exploring the realities of relationships, Shaun Parker and Jo Stone's BLUE LOVE blends genres to take an amusing glimpse at one couple's views on love.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Presenting Mental Health From A New Perspective, 4:48 PSYCHOSIS Is A Captivating Expression Of Severe Depression BWW REVIEW: Presenting Mental Health From A New Perspective, 4:48 PSYCHOSIS Is A Captivating Expression Of Severe Depression
by Jade Kops - August 19, 2017

Sarah Kane's final play 4:48 PSYCHOSIS, about the still somewhat taboo topics of clinical depression and suicide, is a perfect fit for Old Fitz Theatre's 2017 season of Unspoken subjects.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: New Australian Musical Showcases Australian Talent With An Account Of The Incredible Life of Dame Nellie MELBA BWW REVIEW: New Australian Musical Showcases Australian Talent With An Account Of The Incredible Life of Dame Nellie MELBA
by Jade Kops - August 17, 2017

Nicholas Christo and Johannes Luebbers intriguing new musical MELBA sees opera and musical theatre come together to celebrate the legendary Dame Nellie Melba.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  The Heartbreakingly Beautiful True Love Story Of Two Young Men Taken Too Soon Plays Out In Lane Cove Theatre Company's HOLDING THE MAN. BWW REVIEW: The Heartbreakingly Beautiful True Love Story Of Two Young Men Taken Too Soon Plays Out In Lane Cove Theatre Company's HOLDING THE MAN.
by Jade Kops - August 13, 2017

Tommy Murphy's adaptation of Tim Conigrave's award winning memoir HOLDING THE MAN is presented with care and simplicity by Lane Cove Theatre Company.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Personal, Political And Poignant, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS's BEDLAM Delivers A Contemporary Twist On Classic Cerebral And Confronting Cabaret BWW REVIEW: Personal, Political And Poignant, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS's BEDLAM Delivers A Contemporary Twist On Classic Cerebral And Confronting Cabaret
by Jade Kops - August 09, 2017

Opera's wild children Jacqueline Dark and Kanen Breen, otherwise known as the STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, return to the cabaret stage with their latest offering, BEDLAM. Drawing on classic Weimar Kabarett, this bold and brilliant work is both contemplative and comic as Opera meets mainstream to question the... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Conformity And Compliance Are Challenged In ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST BWW REVIEW: Conformity And Compliance Are Challenged In ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by Jade Kops - August 08, 2017

Sport for Jove's latest offering takes a contemporary turn from its usual period works with Dale Wasserman's adaptation of Ken Kesey's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Heart, Hope And Hollywood Combine in TECHNICOLOR LIFE, A Moving Story Of Coping In The 21st Century BWW REVIEW: Heart, Hope And Hollywood Combine in TECHNICOLOR LIFE, A Moving Story Of Coping In The 21st Century
by Jade Kops - August 06, 2017

Jami Brandli's play TECHNICOLOR LIFE brings women's stories to the forefront in an emotional rollercoaster of dramatic comedy.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Queenie van de Zandt brings BLUE: THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL to Hayes Theatre BWW REVIEW: Queenie van de Zandt brings BLUE: THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL to Hayes Theatre
by Jade Kops - August 05, 2017

Queenie van de Zandt returns to the cabaret stage with BLUE: THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL. Attempting to channel the spirit of the now 73 year old Mitchell, van de Zandt gives the audience a glimpse into the iconic singer's life and career.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Identity, Heritage, and Family Are Challenged As History Is Unearthed KINDERTRANSPORT BWW REVIEW: Identity, Heritage, and Family Are Challenged As History Is Unearthed KINDERTRANSPORT
by Jade Kops - August 05, 2017

Diane Samuels' heartbreaking fictional KINDERTRANSPORT, grounded in the real stories of Jewish children sent to the United Kingdom prior to the outbreak of WWII, exposes the lesser known victims of a war built on racism and the ongoing impact Kindertransport has had on families.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Challenging And Confronting And Unfortunately Relevant, DRY LAND Looks At Life With Honesty But Also Hope BWW REVIEW: Challenging And Confronting And Unfortunately Relevant, DRY LAND Looks At Life With Honesty But Also Hope
by Jade Kops - August 04, 2017

Ruby Rae Spiegel's DRY LAND, an intense play of youth, unplanned pregnancy, and most importantly friendship is presented with graphic honesty by Director Claudia Barrie.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: QUEEN: IT'S A KINDA MAGIC Tour Recreates The Magic Of One Of The 20th Century's Most Iconic Rock Bands BWW REVIEW: QUEEN: IT'S A KINDA MAGIC Tour Recreates The Magic Of One Of The 20th Century's Most Iconic Rock Bands
by Jade Kops - July 31, 2017

The music that helped define British Rock is recreated with passionate attention to detail in QUEEN: IT'S A KINDA MAGIC to the delight of fans, old and new... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Disco, Circus and Cabaret Combine To Create The Energetic And Inspiring VELVET BWW REVIEW: Disco, Circus and Cabaret Combine To Create The Energetic And Inspiring VELVET
by Jade Kops - July 29, 2017

Merging Cabaret and Circus with Disco, VELVET delivers a heart-warming story of discovery, acceptance and finding your place in the world... (more...)