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February 17, 2020

From torture to maximum torque – Adelaide Fringe 2020

Filed under: Archive,Current,Fringe

The Nights
by Henry Naylor
Gilded Balloon and Redbeard Theatre
In Association with Holden Street Theatres.
The Arch, Holden Street.
February 15. Bookings www.holdenstreettheatres.com
Tickets: $ 18- $ 28. Until March 15. Duration 60 minutes.

Tartuffe
by Moliere. Adapted by Liz Lochhead.
Ed Littlewood Productions in association with Holden
Street Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and
the Stephen Dunn Theatre Fund.
The Arch, Holden Street.
February 15. Bookings www.holdenstreettheatres.com
Tickets: $ 18- $ 28. Until March 15. Duration 60 minutes.…

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January 02, 2020

Murray Bramwell’s Cultural Moment of 2019

Among many cultural moments this year, two stand out. Both in the theatre. Both test the possibilities and limits of performance and representation. In the Adelaide Festival, director Milo Lau’s Belgian-German collaboration La Reprise (The Repetition) deconstructs a gay-hate murder which took place in 2012, in Liege, Belguim.

Dissecting the business and strategies of theatre, it explores both human transgression and the tricks of acting – the better for us to understand an unfathomable cruelty. Rau proposes a theatre with …

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December 15, 2019

The Best of 2019

Filed under: 2019,Archive,Current

“When you hear music,” jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy once remarked, “After it’s over, it’s gone, in the air. You can never capture it again.”

In varying degrees that is true of all live performances. They have their moment, their season, and then are gone. Sometimes they remain vivid, but eventually, even excellent productions and outstanding performances drift into imperfect recollection and generalised hearsay. Maggie Smith once remarked- “Every performance is a ghost.”

I hope this website, for all its sometimes …

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