The world premiere of The Secret River is an Australian epic that has been some six years in the making. An adaptation of the Kate Grenville novel, the book was the winner of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and was short-listed for the Booker. It’s a tragic, historic tale based on facts that are as important to marking the birth of this country as the choice of the Australian flag.
In the 80's, people never did anything by halves. The shoulder pads were bigger, the hair permed higher and the technology that was supposed to be portable was the size of a small chid. School Dance is a new play that has a small crew but a big heart. It captures the period so well and is one of the reasons why – even a quarter of a century after the fact – people still like to look back on it with a misty-eyed and nostalgic glee.
After nine long months, a mother (Helen Thomson) and father (Erik Thomson) recover their lost daughter, who was suddenly taken from her bed in the middle of the night. However, it is clear that something has changed. Discovering what that ‘something’ is forms the basis of the new production from the Sydney Theatre Company, The Splinter.
Face to Face: a film by Ingmar Bergman, adapted for the stage by Andrew Upton and Simon Stone. Elke Giroux brings us the verdict of this new production for the Sydney Theatre Company.
The Rubens Launch their debut Album @ The Bar at the end of the Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company. Pete Dovgan was there to capture the celebration
Agatha Christie’s play The Moustrap was first taken to the stage in 1952, and sixty years later it is still going strong. A wonderfully clever, comical and thrilling murder mystery set in England, the play is now being taken on a diamond jubilee "60th Anniversary Australian Tour", starting out at Sydney Theatre, where I was lucky enough to catch this charming theatrical production at the beginning of its three week run.