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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.

  • by Joyce Morgan

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Astrid and Otto and a space to be wild inside
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Astrid and Otto and a space to be wild inside

Anyone who loves rock, who loves clowning and comedy and circus, won’t want to miss this collaboration with Circus Oz.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
World-leading theatre producer's plan to save the Theatre Royal
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World-leading theatre producer's plan to save the Theatre Royal

Describing Australia's performing talent as "the best in the world," Sir Howard Panter says our infrastructure doesn't match up.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Table Manners review: Ayckbourn's benevolence makes us like his comic characters

Table Manners review: Ayckbourn's benevolence makes us like his comic characters

Yalin Ozucelik shines as Norman in the first installment of the The Norman Conquests trilogy.

  • by John Shand
Hamlet deconstructed at the end of the world
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Hamlet deconstructed at the end of the world

An acquired taste, this one, but at least Hamlet Apocalypse does what it says on the box.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
A Cheery Soul review: Surrealism, Anglicanism, carnal desire and satire

A Cheery Soul review: Surrealism, Anglicanism, carnal desire and satire

Patrick White's A Cheery Soul offered Australian playwrights another way of depicting the world

  • by John Shand
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Astroman's warmth and poignancy appeals to all
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Astroman's warmth and poignancy appeals to all

Now on stage at Arts Centre Melbourne, Astroman is a colourful coming-of-age story.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Critics savage Australian production King Kong on Broadway debut
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Critics savage Australian production King Kong on Broadway debut

The big-budget stage spectacular has won praise from New York critics for its creature, but almost everything else has been found wanting.

  • by Karl Quinn
If you care about acting, rush to see Max Gillies in this Beckett
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If you care about acting, rush to see Max Gillies in this Beckett

The noted political satirist captures the echo of life fading in this flawless production of Krapp's Last Tape. ★★★★★

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Subversive adventure packed with black humour
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Subversive adventure packed with black humour

The Rug is an experimental opera that's both ambitious and hilarious.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Australia's city-centric theatre industry won't break this playwright
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Australia's city-centric theatre industry won't break this playwright

Even an award-winning playwright like Mary Anne Butler has trouble getting a look-in from major theatre companies.

  • by Steve Dow