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THE APOLOGISTS: THE PUBLIC APOLOGY SEEN AS A SOLO PERFORMANCE

A Secretary of State for Health and Social Care makes a racist comment to her attending doctor  when her child is rushed into hospital; a prominent travel writer is held responsible for a suicide after a scathing review; an employee of an aid organisation demands the recompense she truly needs from the CEO after a disingenuous public apology. 

The Apologists is a probes the meaning of the act of apology, the complex power play at work between the giver and the receiver of an apology, and whether we are responsible for the context of our actions.  Each solo story focuses on a female character, a high-profile woman, and the issues raised also shine a light on gender inequality and social justice. 

After a highly successful tour of the UK, Unlikely Productions is bringing The Apologists to Sydney,  starring acclaimed Australian actress Gabrielle Scawthorn in a striking solo performance. Continue reading THE APOLOGISTS: THE PUBLIC APOLOGY SEEN AS A SOLO PERFORMANCE

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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