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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT @ LIMELIGHT ON OXFORD at 231 Oxford Street DARLINGHURST

 

Entertaining and thought-provoking thriller/drama with superb ensemble cast, the play is based on the 1866 enormous novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky as adapted for the stage by Chris Hannan, and directed by Anthony Skuse. This Australian premiere of UK thriller is a absolute masterwork. The unique staging installed for this show, together with the immaculate lighting choices and costumes, enhance the perceived depth of all the performances from the immaculate quality ensemble cast. Delivering a memorable night of live theatre drama, long talked about, and easily recommended to all your friends.            Continue reading CRIME AND PUNISHMENT @ LIMELIGHT ON OXFORD at 231 Oxford Street DARLINGHURST

PACKED LUNCH @ THE EXCHANGE HOTEL

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Talk only in euphemisms. That was one of the instructions in one of many funny scenarios created by James Hartley in his new show. Presented at the glorious Exchange Hotel, Balmain, the bright cast entertained and amused the crowd in scenarios involving swallowing an alien, a scientist testing levels of annoyance, and the many possibilities that arise as the result of a volatile love affair.

This production comprised a series of improvised skits in which a brief scenario is presented and some or all of the actors have to respond and present material. The scenarios presented were cheerfully disconcerting and the responses by the actors from the show’s troupe, The Upper Crass Players, were dramatic, sharp and witty. Continue reading PACKED LUNCH @ THE EXCHANGE HOTEL