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Stark Beauty Lost in Chorus Line. 'Euripides' Trojan Women'. State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2004-11-18)
It is not surprising that the Greek drama speaks so strongly to us now, because it also spoke strongly to its own audience. And none more so than the works of Euripides. His plays confronted the Athenian audience with an ...
A Last Hurrah. "Nixon's Nixon" by Russell Lees. P&S Productions in association with Arts Projects Australia. Dunstan Playhouse [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2003-03)
Playwright Russell Lees is at pains to point out that Nixon’s Nixon is a fiction, a speculation of what might have transpired in a lengthy meeting between the President and his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger on the ...
Triptych."Art" by Yasmina Reza. State Theatre Company. [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2001-08)
Art is a play about friendship and the ways in which we are socially constructed by our friends and vulnerable to their disapproval. The play is about three men. Serge has bought a painting for 200,000 francs and it is ...
The Sum of Curious Claims. "Proof" by David Auburn. State Theatre Company [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2003-09)
Things have moved very fast for David Auburn since his play "Proof" first opened in May 2000. Not only did it transfer successfully to Broadway but Auburn also picked up a number of prestigious awards including the Pulitzer ...
Subverted Melodrama. "My Life, My Love" by Pat Rix. Tutti Ensemble Holdfast Choir, State Theatre Company of South Australia and State Opera [review]
(The Australian, 2002-03-08)
My Life, My Love is a melodramatic tale that would make even Dickens blush but, lifted by the enthusiasm of the performers, it subverts much of its own earnestness.
Growing Pains in a Garden of Delights. "Afternoon of the Elves" by Janet Laylor Lisle and Y York. Windmill Performing Arts [review]
(The Australian, 2004-08-27)
The text sits uneasily between its American origins and its re-setting in Australia and some imported phrasings jar on the ear, as do local particulars. But the play’s themes of friendship and loyalty have a sturdy directness ...
Farce So Light It Could Fly Away. 'Scapin' by Moliere. State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2003-11-04)
There are plenty of amusements in here but, at two hours, the show needs some sharp edits. There are flat spots and sometimes a sense of desperation to get laughs. With the talent gathered here that is no problem. But the ...
Sons of the Father. "The Duck Shooter" by Marty Denniss. Brink Productions and the State Theatre Company South Australia [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2004-08-15)
Brink Productions did a good thing encouraging Marty Denniss to revise for the stage his script of the Australian feature film "Erskineville Kings". Cinema’s gain has also been the theatre’s and the result is "The Duck ...
The Power of Two Funny Men. "The Pleasure of Their Company" by Shaun Micallef and Glynn Nicholas. The Arts Theatre [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2005-04-01)
There have been plenty of comedy double acts in recent times - HG and Roy, John Clarke and Bryan Dawe, Mick Molloy and Tony Martin, to name just a few. But, on first glance, Glynn Nicholas and Shaun Micallef seem an unlikely ...
Victim of Digressions. "Frozen" by Bryony Lavery. State Theatre Company of South Australia. Space Theatre [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2005-07-22)
Whenever we wonder about the nature of human nature we invariably turn to criminal behaviour, especially that of predatory serial killers, for speculation and explanation. Are such crimes, especially against children, proof ...