Reviews

‘Don Parties On’ reviewed by Gordon the Optom

‘Don Parties On’ was written by Australia’s best-selling playwright, the phenomenon known as David Williamson. This is the two-hour sequel to Williamson’s 1971 massive hit, ‘Don’s Party’. This play premiered in January 2011 at the Melbourne Arts Centre Playhouse. This

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‘The Polite Gentleman’ reviewed by Gordon the Optom

‘The Polite Gentleman’ was written by Mark Storen, and first saw light about a year ago. This hilarious, madcap yarn is blended with 90-year old blues music. It was nominated for a ‘best direction’ and ‘best performer’ award, but actually

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‘Dinner with Friends’ reviewed by Gordon the Optom

‘Dinner with Friends’ is the 2000 Pulitzer Prize play written by Yale Professor of English, Donald Margulies. The play also won the American Theatre Critics’ Association, New Play Award. The 2001 TV movie, which starred Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Greg

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‘Closer’ Reviewed by Gordon the Optom

  ‘Closer’ was the third play written by English stand-up comedian and playwright, Patrick Marber, when he was 34 yrs old. ‘Closer’ won the Olivier Award for best play in England and was nominated for a Tony Award for best

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ Reviewed by Gordon the Optom

‘Romeo and Juliet’ written by William Shakespeare, is presented by the Upstart Theatre Company and proudly supported by The City of Fremantle for Fringeworld 2014. Following last year’s sell-out, smash hit ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ this bold, two and a

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‘Brilliant Lies’ Reviewed by Gordon the Optom

‘Brilliant Lies’ is a drama / comedy written by Australian playwright, David Williamson, some 20 years ago and subsequently released as a film in August 1996. This wonderful production can be seen at the Garrick Theatre in Meadow Street, Guildford

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‘KiTSCH’ Reviewed by Gordon the Optom

‘KiTSCH’ is bound to be one of the Fringe highlights. This contemptible, hilarious and crazy show was devised and written by the very talented local cast, and presented under the control of director Joe Lui. This ‘Nicole in Red’ presentation

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‘Flood’ Reviewed by Gordon the Optom

‘Flood’ is a brand new play, written by WA actor and puppeteer, Chris Isaacs. With Tim Watts, Chris was a co-creator of ‘It’s Dark Outside’ (nominated for a 2013 Helpmann Award). He is a member of the prestigious Black Swan’s

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‘Hospital Beds’ Reviewed by Gordon the Optom

‘Hospital Beds – how to treat an Iceberg’ is a storyline superbly constructed by Murdoch student, Scott McArdle. Presented by Second Chance Theatre, this crowning glory to the end of a most successful year, premiered at Nexus Theatre on Thursday

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