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

Theatre review: Carmen -- Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney

CarmenApr 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

CarmenMar 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

CarmenMar 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

CarmenMar 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

CarmenMar 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

CarmenMar 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

CarmenFeb 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

CarmenFeb 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

CarmenFeb 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

CarmenFeb 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.

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