THE PHILANDERER

THE PHILANDERER

The thing about commitment is that it’s so darn hard to maintain when your heart really isn’t in it. And when you’re a self-absorbed estrogen…

THE BEAUX STRATEGEM

THE BEAUX STRATEGEM

Playwright George Farquhar’s The Beaux Stratagem has been one of the most celebrated comedies of the British stage for more than two centuries. If Antoni…

The Charity That Began At Home

The Charity That Began At Home

Is it not a truism that people primarily fall into three distinct categories: pleasant, not-so-pleasant, and you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me? You’ll find them all here in St John…

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

The musical preaching work continues in our city with the eagerly anticipated return of The Book of Mormon. Super satirists Trey Parker and Matt Stone…

The Sea

The Sea

Isn’t it strange how one person’s death can alter the lives of everyone else around them? In East Anglia, a coastal town of laughable eccentrics,…

The Crucible

The Crucible

Let’s be honest, a little bit of witch hunting has never hurt anyone, has it? Aside from authentic witches, that is. Arthur Miller’s timeless and…

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Say what you will about the Molière canon but no one can argue that Tartuffe is one of the funniest plays of all time. It’s…

Wicked

Wicked

Let’s face the facts, sequels often tend to suck and prequels never seem to come close to matching the magic of a cherished story. Creators…

HEADLINE: Our Country’s Good Director Max Stafford Clark Looks Back on a ‘Modern Classic’

Don’t think for a second that Australia’s early colonization is comprised of many happy stories. Not only was the New South Wales region a late…

HEADLINE: Jenny Young Finds Her Way To The Stratford Stage and It’s Been Well Worth The Wait

When an actor makes a Festival debut, he/she must choose a work that demonstrates a freeflow of emotions and impulses to signal the shape of…

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Characters don’t come more boldly inspirational than Juror 8 played by the perpetually clever Stuart Hughes. It’s the kind of figure we all dream of…

Crazy For You

Crazy For You

Spoiler Alert: Crazy for You, now being given a mega glamourous staging at the Stratford Festival, is basically a fix-up of “Girl Crazy” (the 1930…

Return to Grace

Return to Grace

Had the music world not lost The King of Rock and Roll back on that dark day in August 1977, Elvis Presley would be 81…

Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha tells the story of playwright/poet/tax collector Miguel de Cervantes and his faithful attendant Sancho, who get thrown into a dungeon by…

Mother Courage And Her Children

Mother Courage And Her Children

You gotta love a character who can stand the test of time. Seana McKenna’s Mother Courage is an unforgettable figure, like so many women of…

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