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Malthouse Theatre’s ‘The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man’ runs the risk of erasing its protagonist
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La Mama, one of Australia’s most influential theatre companies, turns 50
Susie Dee and Patricia Cornelius deliver the wake-up call Australian theatre needs
Does the playful transgression of Caryl Churchill’s ‘Cloud Nine’ still have the capacity to shock?
State Theatre Company South Australia updates Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ for contemporary Australia
Malthouse Theatre’s ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ is an exciting but nihilistic condemnation of how contemporary feminism has been derailed
‘Macbeth’ at Melbourne Theatre Company attempts to draw on the tension between high and low art
‘Wild Bore’ at the Malthouse Theatre is an irreverent criticism of criticism itself
Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company’s co-production of ‘Away’ explores the shadows of Gow’s sunny and much-loved text
‘Joan’, created by Kate Davis and Emma Valente, is sensory, shapeshifting theatre at its very best
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The arts funding cuts are just a symptom of a broader malaise in Australia
Taking ‘Stories I Want to Tell You in Person’ to India
Nick Schlieper illuminates a Shakespearean tragedy
A recent play resurrects a 150-year-old case of imposture
It’s a new era for Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic director
Critics give their picks for the year’s top ten