Mary St is a perfectly ordinary suburban street with perfectly ordinary residents. The only thing missing is perhaps a bit of community spirit, the comfort of having someone keeping an eye on your business. But when two relative newbie neighbours strike up a friendship, the close quarters create more friction than expected.
In a tiny room shared by two people and a television, a silent battle rages on. Three people plot their murderous revenge in a poisonous cup of tea before the light falls and their roles are reversed. A Murder Story, Retold uncovers the creeping macabre in the mundane.Continue reading →
After a successful run of streamed stage readings including Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and The Winter’s Tale, Streamed Shakespeare have put together a fully-fledged online rendition of The Merchant of Venice for your pandemic pleasure. With the nearly 20-strong cast and crew zoomed straight to your screen, the audience becomes a fly on the wall to the deals and betrayals of 16th century Venice.Continue reading →
A trio of twenty-somethings live precariously in a dingy New York City apartment with a flickering hope that they’re on the edge of greatness. When the windfall of an inheritance fails to materialise, the group decide to risk everything and commit art fraud, betraying an industry they hold in such esteem, for the chance of the recognition they crave.
In response to the closure of theatres across Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of Sydney-based actors have been performing staged readings of Shakespeare’s plays for online streaming every week of the nation-wide lockdown. For this week (approximately week 19 since the pandemic broke in Australia), the Streamed Shakespeare team bring Titus Andronicus to a screen near you.Continue reading →
For the second instalment of theatre for film, Red Line Productions presents Will Eno’s meta, wandering monologue piece Thom Pain (Based on Nothing). Surrounded by cameras, Thom scatters himself across the stage, bouncing around the cranium of the black box Old Fitz Theatre like an illusive riddle.
Crime fiction has long been a source of dark entertainment; imaging the worst case scenario, exploring the evil that lurks in plain sight, using a smattering of clues to hunt down a killer. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic detective, and his faithful assistant Dr Watson return to the Genesian stage in this new adaptation of the Death on Thor Bridge.
A woman is trapped in a room, adamant she is not Veronica, and desperate to return to her date in 1973. There doesn’t seem to be a reason not to believe her other than Veronica’s long history of manipulation and violence. In this psychological thriller, the past and present get so twisted that one can’t rely on the truth anymore.
A young girl is abducted and never seen again. More than 10 years later, when a man is arrested for her abduction and murder, it should feel like closure for her grieving parents. Instead, it throws the years since her disappearance into painful relief: illuminating the many ways they have used denial to cope.
Mardi Gras celebrations are often centred on taking pride in LGBTQIA+ identities and showcasing the many possibilities available in the margins but, simultaneously, this is a time for acknowledging the survival and resilience of a community routinely subjected to violence and systemic persecution. Our Blood Runs in the Street focuses on the findings of the “NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Gay and Transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010”, its reopening in 2019, and the lasting impact of violence.