[Take Over!] Queen Esme of Collingwood

One character: the titular Esme (played by Kate Hood), a wheelchair user who lives alone on the 17th floor of a housing commission estate where the lift doesn’t always work. Two goals: an exploration of what living with disability can look like, and how accessibility can be embedded into theatrical performance. Three monologues: the first,Continue reading “[Take Over!] Queen Esme of Collingwood”

[Take Over!] The Crying Room

Getting through life can be a challenge at the best of times, but 2020 has been a special nightmare. The world as we knew it has been turned upside down by the pandemic, and for many of us, these uncertain times have been an ambush of familiar and unfamiliar emotions. There’s an ever-growing need forContinue reading “[Take Over!] The Crying Room”

The Winter’s Tale

Hong Kong leader Leontes has a falling out with his old friend, the Australian politician Polixenes, over suspicions of his involvement with Leontes’ wife, Hermione. Jealous and unrestrained, Leontes goes on a bridge-burning frenzy – alienating friends, deserting his newborn, and even causing the death of his innocent wife. He ends up falling into aContinue reading “The Winter’s Tale”

Hades Fading (Hades Memudar)

The world as we know it has ended, the human race is extinct. Devastation has extended beyond this world into the next: Hades, the home of the dead, is fading, along with all its residents. After all, how can stories survive without human minds for them to live in? Hades Fading is a bilingual productionContinue reading “Hades Fading (Hades Memudar)”

Clara: Sex, Love & Classical Music

Clara Wieck was raised by her father to be unlike the other girls of her time. She spent her childhood training towards one goal: not marriage, not homemaking, not child-raising, but playing the piano. She was destined for a shining musical career, for greatness. Naturally then, her rebellion was to fall in love with composerContinue reading “Clara: Sex, Love & Classical Music”

The Feather in the Web

Who is Kimberley, what does she need, and how will this end? Those are the questions that jump out from the start of the play, from the moment this wild, unpredictable character is introduced. They linger over the duration of the show, intensifying with every significant plot development, but by the end remain unresolved. TheContinue reading “The Feather in the Web”


The Australian Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet (directed by Glenn Elston) is an enjoyable presentation of the classic play, a pleasant outdoor theatre experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The long summer daylight hours perhaps keep it from reaching its full potential as an outdoor performance, especially in the opening scenes featuring the ghost of Hamlet’s fatherContinue reading “Hamlet”

War Horse

Come for the heartwarming story of a boy named Albert and his pet horse Joey, stay for a magnificent display of theatre like you’ve never seen before. War Horse is a breathtaking production that combines sophisticated engineering, aesthetic impact and theatrical performance at its purest. Set in the 1910s against the backdrop of World WarContinue reading “War Horse”