Review

Theatre – An Act of God

 

· Monday, February 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

While An Act of God has its origin in David Javenbaum’s popular Twitter@TheTweetofGod, maybe its inspiration came from the quaintly named ‘peril terminology’. An ‘act of God’, according to insurance law, is one without human agency and hence could not have been prevented ‘by reasonable foresight or care’. It follows then that the divine must be incapable of either, and for an entertaining seventy-five minutes, God, who conveniently assumes the dynamic form of actor Mitchell Butel, shares with us the full extent of his egocentricity.

Music – Did Lola hear a planet in distress?

 

· Sunday, February 11, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

What Lola Heard: Theatrical Sounds from Climate Change (Lola) played to a packed audience at the Sound Lounge at Sydney’s Seymour Centre on February 11 – just a few days after Penrith reached 47.3 degrees Celsius.

Summer reading roundup

 

· Saturday, February 10, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

I read some great books over the summer holidays. Here’s a taste.

Restaurant Reviews – More burger reviews

 

· Saturday, February 10, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Three more burger options.

Film Review – The Post

 

· Saturday, February 10, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

In any other (Academy Awards) year, The Post would be just another hard-hitting quality film about investigative journalism and political cover-ups.

Theatre – I Walk in Your Words

 

· Saturday, February 10, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

I Walk in Your Words is an astounding piece of small theatre.

Theatre – On the Border of Things

 

· Saturday, February 10, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

On the Border of Things advertises itself as “a bilingual performance exploring the movement of people, agriculture and the environment”, and it is all of these. However, it is, above all, a tender love story and an intimate exploration of art making.

‘Tell’ speaks deeply of Indigenous concerns

 

· Thursday, February 8, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Tell: Indigenous Contemporary Photography runs until February 24.

Riding the storm of performance anxiety

 

· Thursday, February 8, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Tim Rogers and Claudia Karvan share their insights about performance anxiety.

Theatre – Blind Tasting

 

· Wednesday, January 31, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Paul Gilchrist’s Blind Tasting is a much-performed play from the repertoire of subtlenuance, and deservedly so, as it is funny, sharp at times, sad at others and consistently entertaining. Add to this, the charm, vitality and grace brought to this one-woman performance by Sylvia Keays, and the result is a thoroughly enjoyable evening.