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Five Women Wearing The Same Dress

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Production pics by Tim Levy

FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS by Allan Ball is a highly entertaining play cleverly weaving comedy with serious discussions of social and moral issues.

Five bridesmaids with little in common accept antipathy for the bride and dreadful, absurd purple dresses and hats, gather together in a bedroom to avoid the wedding reception.

Here, each with their own reasons for escaping the proceedings, has the chance to reveal more of themselves, their past, their beliefs, prejudices and hopes. Aided by the effects of alcohol some very funny incidents occur as relationships and issues in society are explored in some very witty dialogue. Continue reading Five Women Wearing The Same Dress

BLACKROCK

A teenage party goes terribly wrong in BLACKROCK. Pic Samantha Cunningham
A teenage party goes terribly wrong in BLACKROCK. Pic Samantha Cunningham

Northside’s Epicentre Theatre Company is currently running a revival of BLACKROCK (1995), one of the strongest plays in the late, great Australian playwright Nick Enright’s body of work.

I was privileged to see David Berthold’s striking original production for the Sydney Theatre Company back in August 1995 with a marvelous cast including Simon Lyndon as Jared and Joel Edgerton as Toby. Whilst on a much smaller scale, the Epicentre Theatre Company’s current revival  is an impressive one. Continue reading BLACKROCK