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Would you kill for love? That is the question the new opera ‘Love Burns’ asks.

Angela loves Jack. Jack cons Angela. After being swindled out of her life’s savings, Angela blackmails Jack into being with her. Together they hatch a scheme to get rich by killing lonely widows and stealing off with their fortunes. This is a night at the opera you won’t forget!

‘Love Burns’ is presented by The Other Theatre. The Other Theatre is an independent theatre and opera company dedicated to presenting the less explored corners of our cannon: forgotten classics, Australian premieres and little produced Australian work. Founded in 2018 by Eugene Lynch, The Other Theatre has presented sell-out seasons of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Mike Bartlett’s Cock, the Australian premiere of Marius von Mayenburg’s The Dog, The Night and The Knife and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas

The opera has been written by Graeme Koehne and Louis Nowra. The production is being sponsored by the SBW Foundation and has been developed by the Shopfront Arts Co-op’s open shop program.

‘Love Burns’ will be performed at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34-40 Burton Street, Darlinghurst. ‘Love Burns’ only has four performances Friday 23rd October at 8pm and 9.30pm and Saturday 24 October at 8pm and 9.30pm.


Featured image : East Sydney Community and Arts Centre.

Radiance @ Belvoir

Leah Purcell and Miranda Tapsell in Belvoir's revival of Louis Nowra's classic play, RADIANCE
Leah Purcell and Miranda Tapsell in Belvoir’s revival of Louis Nowra’s classic play, RADIANCE

The setting for RADIANCE at Belvoir is created of wood and stone and water. Onto this set arrive three characters. They are sisters. Indigenous and elemental in the way of the wood and the stone and the water that has shaped them in this beach shack in stifling North Queensland.

We meet Mae who has been the carer for a mother with Alzheimer’s. Mother has died and Mae is obviously not coping. Her plan to burn down the house, starting with the squatter’s chair in which her mother died, is thwarted by the arrival of Nona. The youngest daughter has travelled there for the funeral. Also, to see if there will be any money from the sale of the tumbledown hovel. Continue reading Radiance @ Belvoir