William Xi explores the insufficient diversity of Australian theatre productions.
As I attempt to type ‘twelfth’ correctly for the fourth time, I consider that it would almost impossible to stage a production of Twelfth Night—by far the gayest of Shakespeare’s works—in this day and age, which ignores the blatant possibility for explicitly queer interpretation and characterisation. You know, we’re there, we’ve reached that point. Sport…
Tom Gardner checks out the latest SUDS play.
Naaman Zhou went to watch a a good version of a year nine play staged in the gym.
Shakespeare’s political tragedy Julius Caesar has been reimagined countless times over the centuries. The 2012 Royal Shakespeare production employed an entirely black cast and relocated the play to Africa to provide commentary on despotism and corruption. Bell Shakespeare’s 2011 production transposed the play into the modern political context of backroom dealings and leadership challenges,…
John Francis became a woman, and instantly felt fat.
Jessica Jeffery thinks the show could’ve done with a manicure.
Honi Soit was a willing voyeur at this salacious SUDS production.
Startup theatre companies are breathing new life into Sydney’s amateur drama scene, and the Fringe festival is an ideal starting point, reports Honi Soit.
Passionate performances and an honest script create a deeply affecting production, writes Jackson Busse.