Based on the songs of Sting, Message in a Bottle is not just some juke box musical but a dance extravaganza.
Age has withered some of the wit and custom staled its style of variety, however You Don't Have to Be Jewish benefits from a cast that are savvy to the cozy old cardigan comfort of the comedy and able to bring out its best.
Two new works presented as a double feature provide somewhat of a highlight in the current Sydney Fringe Festival.
The events depicted in The Ballad of Maria Marten have a harrowing resonance to contemporary society, particularly the sharp end of domestic violence that women face.
Impressive impersonations, lacerating lyrics, remastered melodies all make for a mindful entertainment.