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The limitations of being 17 again

The limitations of being 17 again

This uneven study of dangerous hearts attempts to capture the frisson of a young teen crush.

  • by Cassie Tongues

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Home, I’m Darling exposes the hollowness of nostalgia

Home, I’m Darling exposes the hollowness of nostalgia

This latest Sydney Theatre Company production excavates the lie that life for women was simpler in the 1950s.

  • by Harriet Cunningham
This extraordinary triumph of design over drama will leave you a-mazed
★★★
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This extraordinary triumph of design over drama will leave you a-mazed

A sumptuous, intricately detailed theatrical labyrinth has transformed the Malthouse: but unfortunately, the script is riddled with cliche.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Little wonders: the small-cast plays putting theatre back on the stage

Little wonders: the small-cast plays putting theatre back on the stage

As the arts respond to the COVID-normal world, two- and three-hander plays are making great theatre possible again

  • by Peter Craven
Teen playwright captures messy highs and lows of first love in Dead Skin
★★½
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Teen playwright captures messy highs and lows of first love in Dead Skin

It’s Laneikka Denne’s uninhibited performance that pushes this production over the line into something you might not be able to forget.

  • by Cassie Tongue
Can’t sleep? Let these artists capture your night-time secrets and confessions

Can’t sleep? Let these artists capture your night-time secrets and confessions

Insomniacs, the lovelorn, and a father singing to his newborn child have been among the anonymous callers leaving extraordinary messages on a phone line over the past year.

  • by Andrew Stephens
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Young audience gets the last laugh at screen-obsessed parents

Young audience gets the last laugh at screen-obsessed parents

Friendship and adventure triumph in this stage adaptation of Alan Brough’s hit book Charlie and the War Against the Grannies.

  • by Cassie Tongue
From the Archives, 1891: Death of P.T. Barnum, showman

From the Archives, 1891: Death of P.T. Barnum, showman

Phineas Taylor Barnum came late to the circus game, but a talent for showmanship and hucksterism made him rich.

  • by Staff correspondent
When the pandemic ended his War, Alan Brough decided to fight back

When the pandemic ended his War, Alan Brough decided to fight back

A show based on the Spicks and Specks captain’s kids’ book was a week from production when it was pulled off stage. It’s been a long road back.

  • by Nick Miller
Blood-splattering theatrics: the unlikely stage hit heading back to Sydney

Blood-splattering theatrics: the unlikely stage hit heading back to Sydney

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says there was a “perverse joy” in taking gruesome cult novel American Psycho and turning it into a musical-comedy.

  • by Robert Moran
Is this theatre or therapy?
★★★
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Is this theatre or therapy?

Two old friends face each other, poking around for their truths, in The Twins.

  • by Harriet Cunningham