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<em>Rupert</em> censored: <em>Herald Sun</em> spikes Murdoch review

Rupert censored: Herald Sun spikes Murdoch review

A review of a new David Williamson play on the life of Rupert Murdoch was written for the Herald Sun -- but it never appeared. What happened?

Rupert on stage: Williamson’s happy, but will the Murdochs like it?

Rupert on stage: Williamson’s happy, but will the Murdochs like it?

Rupert Murdoch came to life on the stage last night for the world premiere of his bio-play. Playwright David Williamson tells Crikey it's a portrait of an ideologue and quasi-politician.

Theatre review: <em>The Cherry Orchard</em>, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne

Theatre review: The Cherry Orchard, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne

Simon Stone's adaptation of the Chekov classic ticks all the right boxes, writes Mark Pearce.

Rupert the ‘insignificant hunchback’? Williamson on Murdoch’s cabaret

Rupert the ‘insignificant hunchback’? Williamson on Murdoch’s cabaret

Australia's most celebrated playwright has written a new work on the life of the country's most famous son. David Williamson talks to Crikey about capturing the media mogul for the stage.

Top Girls — Southbank Theatre, Melbourne

Top Girls — Southbank Theatre, Melbourne

Nearly three decades after it first played to Melbourne audiences, Top Girls is back on the Melbourne Theatre Company stage. And it still has things to say, writes Sarah Braybrooke.

<em>The Importance Of Being Earnest</em> — Sumner Theatre, Melbourne

The Importance Of Being Earnest — Sumner Theatre, Melbourne

AFI/BAFTA/SAG/Emmy/Tony/Globe/Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush radiates as Lady Bracknell in the Melbourne Theatre Company's new production of The Importance of Being Earnest, writes Jason Whittaker.

<em>Hamlet</em> by the MTC

Hamlet by the MTC

He’s been dead for almost 400 years, but Shakespeare still knows how to work a dastardly revenge tale with the Melbourne Theatre Company’s latest rendition of Hamlet, writes Siobhan Argent.

Daily Proposition: a Sorkin-esque drama on stage

Daily Proposition: a Sorkin-esque drama on stage

The Joy Of Text is ripped from headlines of literary hoaxes and school s-x scandals and deconstructed into a perceptive parable on formal and informal life education.

<em>Next To Normal</em> — <em>Playhouse, Melbourne</em>

Next To NormalPlayhouse, Melbourne

A musical about bipolar disorder? Next To Normalis an unswervingly honest piece of Pulitzer Prize-winning theatre. But miscasting blunts the power of this Melbourne Theatre Company production, says Jason Whittaker.

David Williamson: no apology for my play, but for my generation

David Williamson: no apology for my play, but for my generation

After Crikey's scathing review of David Williamson's Don Parties On, the celebrated playwright hits back: he's not apologising for his new play, but he will apologise for his generation.