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Hir | Belvoir
Written by Richard Cotter   
Saturday, 19 August 2017 06:52

Hir | Belvoir

Grotesque and misanthropic, Taylor Mac's Hir is identifiable as Theatre of Cruelty complete with repetitive projectile vomiting, piercing sound, public pissing, and bright stage lighting.

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The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man | Malthouse Theatre
Written by Annika Priest   
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 06:44

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man | Malthouse Theatre

As humanity continues its blind progression, monsters will be spawned from our own wombs, intones the smirking sideshow tout in black.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest | Sport for Jove
Written by Jack Teiwes   
Saturday, 12 August 2017 23:30

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest | Sport for Jove

This is not a perfect production, but it is on the whole quite a strong one, and a rare chance to see a professional local staging of this excellent play.

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Kindertransport | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Written by Richard Cotter   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 16:56

Kindertransport | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Kindertransport sounds like a toy, a benevolent children's vehicle on which to play.

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After The Dance | New Theatre
Written by Richard Cotter   
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:19

After The Dance | New Theatre

After The Dance concerns itself with the generation that missed the First World War by a whisker and were celebrating and commiserating the hard won peace with copious amounts of whisky – predominantly Irish in this production – gin, brandy, and wine (when one can be bothered to fetch it from the cellar).

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Matrophobia! | The Daughters Collective
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Sunday, 13 August 2017 19:44

Matrophobia! | The Daughters Collective

This show by The Daughters Collective touts itself as ‘honest’ feminist comedy delving into the ‘beauties, horrors and complexities of mother-daughter relationships.’ Maybe so, but unless I’ve missed something, great chunks of it come across as mother-blaming and lacking in context.

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The Perfume Garden
Written by Catherine Della Bosca   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:59

The Perfume Garden | Australian Bollywood Productions

Family, time, love, cultural identity, the migrant experience, magic and aging – themes which manifest as disappointment and frustration, resentment, compromise and broken promises.

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Byron Writers Festival 2017
Written by Marika Bryant   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:24

Byron Writers Festival 2017

At the end of each day my brain is full to burst: so many stories in my head, so much new information to absorb and embrace. Can life get any sweeter?

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