Joan stands still and watches as the men in front of her discuss her. Though unmoving, the lights glare off Joan’s armour and we know she sees them, these men who construct their plot and lay plans against her. Seldom will she have complete autonomy here, seldom can she act on her own without convincing some man to give her what is required and, finally, these men will encircle and end her. This is a SAINT JOAN for a modern audience. Directed by Imara Savage with text from Shaw and Savage and Emme Hoy and an implosive performance from Sarah Snook, this St Joan is understandable, relevant and, whatever your belief system, driven by forces invisible. Continue reading SAINT JOAN: AN EXHORTATION TO BE INSPIRING
Sarah Snook ( banner image from Jessabelle 2014)
Acclaimed Australian actress Sarah Snook has been announced in the title role of Saint Joan in the Sydney Theatre Company production directed by STC Resident Director Imara Savage at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in June 2018.
“Sarah is a brilliant, fierce, luminous, mercurial actor with a history of playing strong, complicated female leads. I can’t wait to see what she brings to Joan,” Imara said. Continue reading SARAH SNOOK: SAINT JOAN FOR STC
Sydney Arts Guide is a key part of stage and film culture, and exists to celebrate the art of performance, in theatres and cinemas.
2014 was a year of amazing diversity, and our twenty accredited specialist reviewers, were all spoiled for choice in the quality of the live theatre performances to be experienced in the City of Sydney, and the suburbs of Sydney.
As the old adage goes, “live theatre is not dead theatre, as there is a different performance to be experienced every night”. Our team of professional reviewers, have each nominated their personal preferences for both theatre and cinema. A small number of movies were nominated out of the hundreds of cinema films that were seen during the last twelve months.
At the end of another outstanding year for the arts in Sydney, on Wednesday 31st December 2014, Sydney Arts Guide announced its 2014 awards in these Stage and Screen categories:-
Brothers, can you spare a paradigm?
Look, all you zombies, there’s a game changer in the retro time travel movie genre and it’s been made right here.
Written and directed by the Spierig Brothers, Michael and Peter, who freshened up the vampire genre a few years ago with Daybreakers, PREDESTINATION is a marvelous head trip that taunts, intrigues, entertains and thrills.