Tag Archives: Philippe Klaus

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

MUM, ME & THE I.E.D – THEATRICAL BRAVERY EXPOSES THE DAMAGED WARRIOR

 

Audacious choices.  Hone the text to the experiential, removing unnecessary mystery or ancillary story.   Cast it well, gather a stellar creative team. Unvarnish the space, starken the setting, eliminate theatrics.  Finally, hand it over to an audience.  Once the choice is made to never overwhelm the watcher, the subject matter requires gentle expression.

For here is an evident simplicity, a meagreness of story and an intellectually rigorous depth of research to create work that whispers to an audience without clamour, of sadness and hurt and the complexity of failure.  I loved the stripped and spare nature of MUM, ME & THE I.E.D  I loved the lightness of touch in the funny, human moments.  I thought the performances were needle sharp, bayonet sharp. Continue reading MUM, ME & THE I.E.D – THEATRICAL BRAVERY EXPOSES THE DAMAGED WARRIOR