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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.

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The Harp in the South review: No way out, so coping becomes ambition's crown

The Harp in the South review: No way out, so coping becomes ambition's crown

Kate Mulvany's adaptation of Ruth Park's trilogy of novels preserves the eschewing of judgement upon the hotchpotch of warmhearted characters.

  • by John Shand
Neil Simon, the king of Broadway comedy, dies at 91
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Neil Simon, the king of Broadway comedy, dies at 91

American playwright Neil Simon was a master of comedy whose hits such as The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park dominated Broadway for decades.

Pam Ann in full flight not for the faint hearted
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Pam Ann in full flight not for the faint hearted

The world's funniest flight attendant returns to her hometown.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Sydney's newest, oldest theatre comes to life

Sydney's newest, oldest theatre comes to life

It's taken 16,000 pieces of scaffolding and a team of a team of 20 riggers, carpenters and roofers more than six weeks to put together the Pop-Up Globe.

  • by Nick Galvin
Three days to learn a show? That's Shakira Clanton's Long Forgotten Dream
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Three days to learn a show? That's Shakira Clanton's Long Forgotten Dream

When the star of Sydney Theatre Company's latest production fell ill, they turned to this rising star to step in at the last moment.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
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Absurdities of motherhood laid bare in hilarious romp
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Absurdities of motherhood laid bare in hilarious romp

The spirit of La Mama thrives in Liz Skitch's Mothermorphosis - albeit in a temporary location following a fire at the theatre.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
The story of a student protest, created in the midst of rebellion
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The story of a student protest, created in the midst of rebellion

A group of drama students wrote The Fall while the University of Cape Town was in the throes of revolt.

  • by John Bailey
Dybbuks a terrifying, unforgettable night of theatre
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Dybbuks a terrifying, unforgettable night of theatre

Unquiet spirits of Jewish legend rise to torment the living in Chamber Made's powerful new show.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Friels on song, a clown in the face of tragedy
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Friels on song, a clown in the face of tragedy

Justin Butcher’s Scaramouche Jones is a whimsical, clown’s-eye view of the 20th century, delivered by the eponymous hero as the millennium, and his final hour, approaches.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Marta Dusseldorp a triumph in Nora's return
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Marta Dusseldorp a triumph in Nora's return

Nora Helmer is one of the great feminist heroines of the theatre, and here we see what has become of her.

  • by Cameron Woodhead