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Theatre review: <em>Carmen</em> — Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney

Theatre review: Carmen — Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney

Carmen April 2, 2013

It's as good as Carmen can be, indoors or out. Opera Australia's Sydney Harbour spectacle might not be pure, but it's a visual feast and the performers are world-class, writes Lloyd Bradford Syke.

Theatre review: <em>St Matthew Passion</em> — Concert Hall, Brisbane

Theatre review: St Matthew Passion — Concert Hall, Brisbane

Carmen March 26, 2013

Bach's St Matthew Passion came to life on a Brisbane stage as superb musical drama. Crikey got into the Easter spirit with a performance last week, writes Alison Cotes.

Theatre review: <em>Life As We Know It</em> — Carriageworks, Sydney

Theatre review: Life As We Know It — Carriageworks, Sydney

Carmen March 20, 2013

What happens when you put seven seniors from south-western Sydney, who've never acted before, on a stage? It's rough and ready but has important things to say, writes Lloyd Bradford Syke.

Theatre review: <em>End Of The Rainbow</em> — The Playhouse, Brisbane

Theatre review: End Of The Rainbow — The Playhouse, Brisbane

Carmen March 14, 2013

The last few months of Judy Garland's tragic life comes alive on a Brisbane stage in End Of The Rainbow thanks to a powerful performance from Christen O’Leary, writes Alison Cotes.

Theatre review: <em>Songs For The Fallen</em> — The Reginald, Sydney

Theatre review: Songs For The Fallen — The Reginald, Sydney

Carmen March 11, 2013

Songs For The Fallen is a drama, comedy, musical, cabaret ... or something else entirely. The lush Seymour Centre production is certainly a tour de farce, writes Lloyd Bradford Syke.

Theatre review: <em>Dirtsong</em> — Concert Hall, Brisbane

Theatre review: Dirtsong — Concert Hall, Brisbane

Carmen March 6, 2013

This Black Arm Band view of Australia is pumped with life, love and with the everyday majesty of our shared journey. And all with a killer a soundtrack, writes James Rose.

Theatre review: <em>Holding The Man</em> — La Boite Theatre, Brisbane

Theatre review: Holding The Man — La Boite Theatre, Brisbane

Carmen February 28, 2013

Holding The Man means a lot to a lot of people. This production does Tommy Murphy's adaptation of a seminal book a grave disservice. It's all played for cheap laughs, writes Alison Cotes.

A world of theatre comes to Brisbane’s creative hub

A world of theatre comes to Brisbane’s creative hub

Carmen February 28, 2013

Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Iran ... a world of theatre came to Brisbane for the annual shorts festival. So many works pushed the boundaries of what live performance can and should be.

Theatre review: <em>Liberty Equality Fraternity</em> — Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

Theatre review: Liberty Equality Fraternity — Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

Carmen February 25, 2013

Mother and Son writer Geoffrey Atherden goes over old ground for his new free-wheeling play on our scared contemporary society. But a terrific cast makes it seem fresh, says Lloyd Bradford Syke.

Theatre review: <em>Beautiful Thing</em> — Reginald Theatre, Sydney

Theatre review: Beautiful Thing — Reginald Theatre, Sydney

Carmen February 25, 2013

There are few dramas held more dearly to queer theatre-goers than Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing, which celebrates its 20th anniversary at this year's Sydney Mardi Gras. Lloyd Bradford Syke was moved.