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THE SOUND OF WAITING: EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE, CONCEPT AND DESIGN

THE SOUND OF WAITING Production images: Phil Erbacher

THE SOUND OF WAITING is emotionally affecting while also being effective storytelling.  It is spectacularly well conceived technically.  It is created with care and it has two extraordinary performances at its heart, which it wears on its sleeve, but it’s a tough watch.  That, however, is probably irrelevant given the material. Continue reading THE SOUND OF WAITING: EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE, CONCEPT AND DESIGN

Michael Gurr’s CRAZY BRAVE @ Chippendale

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Inset pic- by John Ma Featured pic- by Alinta Burton photography

Don’t read this review. Seriously. If you are a lover of unique, intimate and relevant theatre, simply open a new tab, go to the Sydney Fringe site and book tickets to CRAZY BRAVE. The reason for the urgency? This show is one of the must see of the Fringe season and word is already travelling.

Written by Michael Gurr, political speechwriter, most notably for Steve Bracks, author, broadcaster and playwright, CRAZY BRAVE was written in 2000 but it is as crisp and germane as if it was newly minted.

A motley group of young people who are pretty much against everything are contrasted with Harold, an old time commie whose rebellion against the establishment has landed him on hard times. Harold fought from within. The modern fight is more blatant. Where will your loyalties lie when you experience this show? Continue reading Michael Gurr’s CRAZY BRAVE @ Chippendale

STOP KISS

A delicate dance is played out in Diana Son's STOP KISS. Pic Xavier Mansfield
A delicate dance is played out in Diana Son’s STOP KISS. Pic Xavier Mansfield

How good was that! As I was making my way out of the ATYP’s Studio 1 Theatre, this was my immediate and emphatic response to the ATYP’s current production, Anthony Skuse’s Australian premiere production of New York playwright Diana Son’s 1998 play STOP KISS.

From every angle one looks at, this show succeeds. The play is a wonderful piece of writing with intersecting storylines meeting to maximum impact.

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