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DIDO AND ANEAS BY THE OTHER THEATRE COMPANY

A thrilling, passionate production by The Other Theatre Company that was exquisite musically and vocally , featuring a splendid cast with a fine performance by all the ensemble and some stunning costumes.

Ably , thoughtfully directed by Euegene Lynch this production of Purcell’s 17th century opera has been updated to now and packs a great emotional punch . It is a somewhat simple staging but extremely effective .The set features a back drop of glittering long swishy black shimmering curtains , which the Orchestra led by Su Choung is hidden behind and as we enter the eye is drawn to the long table at which Dido’s court is having a feast with champagne and nibbles. It should be mentioned that at one point there is strobe lighting used. Continue reading DIDO AND ANEAS BY THE OTHER THEATRE COMPANY

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA SYDNEY PRESENTS PATIENCE @ SHORE SCHOOL NORTH SYDNEY

Dean Sinclair as Bunthorne Mitch Bryson as Grosvenor

Production Images by Ray Wing Lan.

An outstanding relatively ‘traditional ‘ version of this much loved Gilbert and Sullivan favourite is currently showing at Shore school North Sydney.

The operetta is named after a naive village milkmaid named Patience. With its counterfeit pop idols, lovesick ladies and macho military men it is still very contemporary. The play is a witty satire on the Aesthetic movement of the 1870s and ’80s in England and, more broadly, on superficiality, pretentiousness, fads, vanity and hypocrisy; it also satirises pastoral simplicity, romantic love and military bluster. Continue reading GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA SYDNEY PRESENTS PATIENCE @ SHORE SCHOOL NORTH SYDNEY