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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.

The Serpent's Teeth review: A lament for the living after war

The Serpent's Teeth review: A lament for the living after war

This meditation on war's forgotten victims is as timeless as it is timely in a month in which we have marked the centenary of the end of the Great War.

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Eurydice review: Upside down in the underworld

Eurydice review: Upside down in the underworld

Eurydice

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The Dance of Death review: Judy Davis' diabolical duo are having a bawl

The Dance of Death review: Judy Davis' diabolical duo are having a bawl

Edgar and Alice are on the eve of their silver wedding anniversary. Cue cake, candles, champagne? Ah, but this is a match made in hell.

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Evita review: Don't cry for Tina Arena's timely Eva

Evita review: Don't cry for Tina Arena's timely Eva

Take a woman with brains, star power and political ambition and what do you get? Not a safe seat in Federal Parliament, that's for sure. What you do get is a show with renewed currency about the rise and demise of one of Latin America's most intriguing and controversial figures, Eva Peron.

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Luna Gale review: Gale-force winds shift the moral sands

Luna Gale review: Gale-force winds shift the moral sands

Who is most capable of raising a child? The crystal meth-using parents or the sober grandmother?

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Jersey Boys review: America's fab four back in harmony

Jersey Boys review: America's fab four back in harmony

Britain had the Beatles and the US the Four Seasons. Four lads from the blue-collar streets of their sixties-era industrial towns eager to escape the grime along their Atlantic shores.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream review: Globe's Kiwi Bard ditches the reverence

A Midsummer Night's Dream review: Globe's Kiwi Bard ditches the reverence

This is as rollicking and immersive a production of Shakespeare's most popular comedy as has ever romped across a modern stage.

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Calamity Jane review: Queen of the wild frontier is still riding high

Calamity Jane review: Queen of the wild frontier is still riding high

Calamity has shot back into town like a blast of fresh air across the dusty Dakota plains.

Moby Dick review: Whale of a tale cuts to the chase

Moby Dick review: Whale of a tale cuts to the chase

For a tale of revenge and obsession there is nothing to match Moby Dick.

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Nell Gwynn review: Saucy romp with feminist wit

Nell Gwynn review: Saucy romp with feminist wit

Nell Gwynn

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The Widow Unplugged review: Reg Livermore rages against the dying of the limelight

The Widow Unplugged review: Reg Livermore rages against the dying of the limelight

The Widow Unplugged or an Actor Deploys

  • by Joyce Morgan