Theatre

Taylor Mac’s ‘HIR’ at Belvoir is not your average kitchen-sink drama
By Fiona McGregor
Image of Daniel Monks as Joseph Merrick
Malthouse Theatre’s ‘The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man’ runs the risk of erasing its protagonist
By Alison Croggon
Image of The Rabble’s ‘Special’
La Mama, one of Australia’s most influential theatre companies, turns 50
By Alison Croggon
Susie Dee and Patricia Cornelius deliver the wake-up call Australian theatre needs
By Fiona McGregor
Does the playful transgression of Caryl Churchill’s ‘Cloud Nine’ still have the capacity to shock?
By Harry Windsor
State Theatre Company South Australia updates Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ for contemporary Australia
By Jane Howard
Malthouse Theatre’s ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ is an exciting but nihilistic condemnation of how contemporary feminism has been derailed
By Alison Croggon
‘Macbeth’ at Melbourne Theatre Company attempts to draw on the tension between high and low art
By Alison Croggon
‘Wild Bore’ at the Malthouse Theatre is an irreverent criticism of criticism itself
By Alison Croggon
Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company’s co-production of ‘Away’ explores the shadows of Gow’s sunny and much-loved text
By Alison Croggon
‘Joan’, created by Kate Davis and Emma Valente, is sensory, shapeshifting theatre at its very best
By Alison Croggon
Image of Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm
The arts funding cuts are just a symptom of a broader malaise in Australia
By Alison Croggon
Taking ‘Stories I Want to Tell You in Person’ to India
By Lally Katz
Nick Schlieper illuminates a Shakespearean tragedy
By Darryn King
A recent play resurrects a 150-year-old case of imposture
By Robyn Annear
It’s a new era for Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic director
By Luke Slattery
Critics give their picks for the year’s top ten
By The Monthly

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