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Joyce Morgan is a theatre critic for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former arts editor and writer of the SMH and also an author.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong review: Lost Boys lose the plot

Peter Pan Goes Wrong review: Lost Boys lose the plot

An amateur dramatic production of Peter Pan, complete with wobbly scenery, flying fairies and fragile egos. What could possibly go wrong?

  • by Joyce Morgan

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Mary Stuart review: Feminist take on a gripping game of thrones

Mary Stuart review: Feminist take on a gripping game of thrones

Two queens play out a deadly endgame - kill or be killed - in this new adaptation of Schiller's 200-year-old play.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Counting and Cracking review: Sri Lankan saga feeds hunger for untold tales

Counting and Cracking review: Sri Lankan saga feeds hunger for untold tales

Sydney's Town Hall is the setting for an ambitious family epic that moves across time, writes Joyce Morgan.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory review: A wonky wait before candy man hits the sweet spot

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory review: A wonky wait before candy man hits the sweet spot

Never have so many spoilt brats been so grotesquely dispatched, or their demise greeted with such glee.

  • by Joyce Morgan
A Ghost in My Suitcase review: Girl-power Ghostbusters could use a little more spirit

A Ghost in My Suitcase review: Girl-power Ghostbusters could use a little more spirit

Supernatural adventure follows a family with a talent for ghost-hunting, writes Joyce Morgan.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Critics' choice: The Herald's experts guide you through Sydney Festival's best bits

Critics' choice: The Herald's experts guide you through Sydney Festival's best bits

Sydney Festival launches on January 9 with a dazzling line-up of events and activities around the city.

  • by Joyce Morgan, John Shand, George Palathingal & Jill Sykes
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Stranglehold of the powerful spotlighted by theatre's top guns

Stranglehold of the powerful spotlighted by theatre's top guns

Women and power were themes of this year's best theatre offerings. Next to feel the blowtorch is the Packer family and the legal system.

  • by Joyce Morgan
The War of the Roses review: Shakespeare's game of thrones a chilling power play

The War of the Roses review: Shakespeare's game of thrones a chilling power play

"Let's kill all the lawyers." Shakespeare's most famous piece of hate-speech sounds today like the latest tweet from a certain president.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Eleanor and Mary Alice review: Spotlight on women of influence in war and peace

Eleanor and Mary Alice review: Spotlight on women of influence in war and peace

Two women are thrust into the spotlight and each other's company as war rages.

  • by Joyce Morgan
All My Sleep and Waking review: Raw family drama exposes fault lines of grief

All My Sleep and Waking review: Raw family drama exposes fault lines of grief

The impending death of a parent may not seem ideal Christmas fare. Yet both events have a capacity to bring simmering family tensions to the boil in this play.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Love review: Cornelius delivers raw tale of damaged souls from beyond the pale

Love review: Cornelius delivers raw tale of damaged souls from beyond the pale

It was love at first sight when Tanya saw Annie across a crowded jail.

  • by Joyce Morgan