Closing out their 2018 season, the Lane Cove Theatre Company brought the world of Dr Seuss to the stage for a fun-filled production appealing to kids and adults alike. The most beloved childhood characters of the Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, and all their friends are brought alive for a musical extravaganza.
It’s the roaring 20s again and Queenie wants to hold a party to end all parties, one where she can get loose and wild and show off just how she likes. Little Triangle’s latest production is a truly wild party full of debauchery, danger, and, most importantly, dancing.
Sydney-based choir Bel a Cappella brings their third concert of 2018 to North Sydney’s Independent Theatre in a celebration of night and all the art inspired by it. Known for their eclectic mix of genres and time periods, the concert line-up brought a collection of contemporary Australian works in contact with more classical pieces.
Sigmund Freud sits in his London study, having fled the Nazis in Austria, listening to the announcements of the war spreading across Europe and dying. He has had mouth cancer for some time now and is in increasing pain as he edges towards death. This hasn’t stopped him from being his inflammatory self, though, and on this day, he decides to invite CS Lewis, his theological opposite, for tea.
Seraphim Trio with two special guests bring some little-played 19th century pieces to the stage for a concert about collaboration and celebration. This Sydney concert featured three pieces, a short Schubert and then the title pieces from Korngold and Schumann.
Annie has written the play of her life and she is devastated to see her production team destroying her creation. She tracks down a man who inspired her early on in her career, an Australian director named Peter, but finds him cast aside as the janitor of a theatre school. Against his protestations, Annie convinces him to work on her play without realising the permission he feels granted. The Director attempts to investigate behind the scenes of an abusive and unethical director and tries to dismantle the myth of genius that keeps people like this in positions of power. The discussion of dangerous directors is typically kept under wraps, contained in rumours and whispers, but Nancy Hasty’s play brings it to the fore for everyone to consider.