SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER is part romantic comedy and part Comedy of Manners by the Anglo-Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, first performed in London in 1773. It was originally called Mistakes of a Night, for its rather convoluted plot unravels in the course of just one night. Director Peter Farmer brings a light touch, full of charm and heaps of humour to Lane Cove Theatre Company’s production. The play is based on practical jokes, mistaken identities, “stolen” jewellery and miscommunication portraying country manners against city snobbery. Continue reading SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER – PLOT TWISTS AND TURNS
This was a long anticipated opening night– in the presence of the Prime Minister Mr Abbott– that will be long remembered. The Australian Ballet was in peak form and Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson delivered exceptional performances .
The performance is a revival of the 1986 Maina Gielgud version of GISELLE that has been in the Australian Ballet’s repertoire ever since. First performed in 1841 GISELLE is now regarded as one of the major Romantic ballets. The ballet tells a story of disguise, intrigue, young love, broken hearts and deception. Not forgetting the impact of the eerie, sinister Wilis who appear in Act 2-a group of supernatural women whose thing is to dance men to their deaths- determined on revenge. Continue reading The Australian Ballet in Giselle