THE YOUNG PRETENDER

The Young Pretender 13-17 September New Theatre By EV Crowe Directed by Marg Nagle Cast: Ryan Bown: Charles III Shaun McEachern: Donald Madelaine Osborn: Flora Reviewed by Nathan Lentern Bonnie… Read more »

OUT OF BOUNDS

Out of Bounds Written and directed by Jonathan Solomon 6 to 10 September 2016 PACT Centre for Emerging Artists     Cast: Amy Field- School Secretary Chrissie Antoniadis- School Principal… Read more »

THE EUROPE WE LEFT BEHIND

Fault Lines By David Pryce-Jones Criterion Books New York 2015 ISBN10 0985905239 ISBN13 9780985905231 RRP – $30 pb Reviewed by Anne Henderson   Without doubt, the all-time lasting image of the twentieth… Read more »

HAM FUNERAL

Ham Funeral Written by Patrick White Directed by Ariella Stoian Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 July 2016 PACT Centre for Emerging Artists CAST The Young Man – Mitchell Why Alma… Read more »

BACK TO BITE YOU

The Wharf Revue Back to Bite You 18 October- 23 December Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott and Katrina Retallik   The Wharf Revue has returned for another year and with an… Read more »

THE PSYCHIATRIST AS POET

White-out: selected published poems 1986-2016 By Saxby Pridmore Lacuna, 2016 A$20.53 (Book Depository price, free worldwide delivery) Reviewed by Geoffrey Lehmann Saxby Pridmore is a Professor of Psychiatry at the… Read more »

DYSTOPIAN LEAPS WITH ALGORITHMS

Golem Sydney Theatre Company, in partnership with 1927. Rosalyn Packer Theatre 16-26 March 2016 Reviewed by Nathan Lentern There is a somewhat unmissable irony that a play which warns us… Read more »

THE BIG BOYS FLY UP

Heartfelt Moments in Australian Rules Football Ross Fitzgerald (ed) Connor Court Publishing P/L, 2016 ISBN: 9781925138948 RRP – $29.99 pb Reviewed by Paul Henderson THE BIG BOYS FLY UP Ross… Read more »

The Witch: A New England Folk Tale

The Witch Director: Robert Eggers Writer: Robert Eggers Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie Released: 2016 In Cinemas Now Reviewed by Paige Hally Robert Eggers film The Witch took… Read more »

CHURCHILL AND HIS LOYAL AMERICANS

Citizens of London – The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour By Lynne Olson Scribe Publications 2015 ISBN-10: 1400067588 ISBN-13: 978-1400067589 RRP – $27.99 pb Reviewed… Read more »

DIARISING THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF POLITICS

Two reviews by Dr Stephen Matchett – “Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott” by Wayne Errington and Peter van Onselen, and “Inside The Hawke-Keating Government” by Gareth Evans