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Ruben Guthrie

Ruben Guthrie attends Alcoholics Anonymous. Is AA ready for him?!
Ruben Guthrie attends Alcoholics Anonymous. Is AA ready for him?!

I need a drink. I’ve just seen RUBEN GUTHRIE, the film version of the sensationally successful stage play by Brendan Cowell, and I need a drink. Or do I?!

Written and directed by the playwright, RUBEN GUTHRIE comes with a triple A rating: Alcohol abuse. Australia. Advertising.

Ruben Guthrie is a campaign king, a creative with a string of Clios and super satisfied clients. The world is his oyster and he fuels that success with excess- caviar, Veuve Clicquot and cocaine. Continue reading Ruben Guthrie

Mother Courage And Her Children @ Belvoir Street

Robyn Nevin as Mother Courage forever carting around  her wagon.  Featured pic- Emele Ugavule as Mother Courage's mute daughter Kattrin. Production photos by Heidrun Lohr
Robyn Nevin as Mother Courage pushing the cart- her shop- that defines her existence. Featured pic- Emele Ugavule as Mother Courage’s mute daughter Kattrin. Production photos by Heidrun Lohr.

Tennessee Williams described Bertolt Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN as one of the great dramas  of the 20th century. A strong recommendation, considering he wrote a  few of them himself.

The great German  playwright wrote the piece in 1939 in direct response to the rise of Nazism in Germany. Brecht set the play in  a different time period, the time of the Thirty Years’ War between 1618-1648.   Continue reading Mother Courage And Her Children @ Belvoir Street

Suddenly Last Summer @ The Drama Theatre

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Inset Pic- Eryn Jean Norvill as Catharine. Featured Pic- Susan Prior as Mrs Holly, Paula Arundell as Sister Felicity, Eryn Jean Norvill as Catharine, Robyn Nevin as Mrs Venable and Mark Leonard Winter as Doctor in Tennessee Williams’ SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER

This current Sydney Theatre Company show at the Opera House has that wow factor.

Kip Williams stunning production of Tennessee Williams brilliant play is a must see.

Within  a few minutes of the play starting we are completely immersed in Williams’  disturbing, hypnotic world.

The play’s title refers to the death the summer previous of Sebastian Venable. Whilst we never get to meet Sebastian on stage, the play is all about charting Sebastian’s journey, telling his story, and the terrible circumstances surrounding his  death.  Continue reading Suddenly Last Summer @ The Drama Theatre