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SPLINTER : A TENSE DRAMA @ THE STABLES

Undoubtedly, the worst thing that could happen to any parent is to have their 4 year-old-child kidnapped from their bed during the night.

Hilary Bell’s play ‘SPLINTER’ begins with a happy ending, the return by the police of their now five-year-old daughter, Laura, after a nine month disappearance.  They are understandably over-joyed. The kind of elation that is so extreme they seem fragile, over-compensating and emotionally lost.

As they try to re-connect with Laura, not knowing what has happened to her or where she’s been, they both feel they should take her to their happiest place, their holiday beach house.

Unlike the first production of ‘SPLINTER’ at the Sydney Theatre Co. in 2012, where Laura was a puppet, the second production at the Griffin, directed by Lee Lewis, has an invisible Laura, who’s presence is mimed by her mother (Lucy Bell) and father (Simon Gleeson) – known in the program notes as simply ‘woman’ and ‘man’.  Imagining Laura is harder work for the actors and audience, but adds an interesting dynamic which has us focusing more on her parents and their anxiety. Continue reading SPLINTER : A TENSE DRAMA @ THE STABLES

Les Mis @ The Capitol

Les Mis inset

Visually stunning ,with some wizard special effects this is a tremendously thrilling production of one of the world’s most popular musicals.There is magnificent ensemble work and the leads are terrific.

We follow Hugo’s epic, sweeping tale of love, morals, suffering and redemption and a sharp criticism of the state of society at the time. Continue reading Les Mis @ The Capitol

LES MIS RETURNING TO THE CAPITOL

One More Day.
Inset- One Day More. Featured- Barricade. Pics by Matt Murphy

The acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical LES MISÉRABLES will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in March 2015.

This much-loved blockbuster musical is indisputably one of the most popular musicals of all time and has been seen by more than 65 million people and received more than 100 major awards.

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