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THREE IN THE BED: OR FOUR OR FIVE

Production images: Douglas Frost Photography

As we dip our toes into theatregoing waters for 2018, New Theatre has a sexy show full of double entendre, partial nudity and risqué jokes lapping over the footlights.  There is a moist joke to be made here… not that I have the fortitude for it. Luckily, we have Jonathon Holmes to bring the blue. THREE IN THE BED is a frothy, fun romp about the pleasures and perils of diving head first into hedonism.  Coupling is risky! Continue reading THREE IN THE BED: OR FOUR OR FIVE

KEATING! The Musical We Had To Have @ Bryan Brown Theatre Bankstown

Andy Leonard as Keating, Doron Chester as Bob Hawke. Photos: Grant Leslie Perfect Images
Andy Leonard as Keating, Doron Chester as Bob Hawke. Photos: Grant Leslie Perfect Images
Keating
A glittering cast shot of this sassy revival revival of Casey Bennetto’s wonderful political satire

Birdie Productions bring the world of politics with a punch back to the charisma-starved electorate with its revival of Casey Bennetto’s KEATING! THE MUSICAL (2005). This revival is titled: KEATING! THE MUSICAL WE HAD TO HAVE.

The five piece band on stage led by Philip Eames give good support to the singers and action through pop music styles various from decades past. In the absence of true sets or props, there is something of a mixed-gig feel as each character adds to the show. This production is tight through the changes on stage, and the necessary pace is preserved. Continue reading KEATING! The Musical We Had To Have @ Bryan Brown Theatre Bankstown

WTC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Jesus Christ sits down to his Last Supper. Pic Perfect Images Photography
Jesus Christ sits down to his Last Supper. Pic Perfect Images Photography

This is a dazzling, superb version of Lloyd Webber and Rice’s rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR that takes one’s breath away.

Willoughby Theatre Company‘s (WTC) revival, directed by Stig Bell is a contemporary reworking of the now classic 1970’s musical that burns , including contemporary choreography,slang and ironic allusions to modern day life that make it as fresh as if it was written yesterday .

In a strong ,powerful piece of theatre , Lloyd Webber and Rice take us through the last week of Jesus’ life and ministry,as based on the Gospels . This includes Palm Sunday ,the Last Supper and end with the events of Good Friday and Mary Magdalene sobbing over Jesus’ inert body.

The cast is excellent featuring magnificent leads and a large, terrific ensemble.  Continue reading WTC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR