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Kinky Boots (Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne)

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The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, home of the original New York City production of the Cyndi Lauper-composed Kinky Boots, is about 300 metres away across Eighth Avenue from the Schubert Theatre, the Broadway home of the Tim Minchin-tuned Matilda. The two flashy stage adaptations by novice music theatre composers opened within a week of each other

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Sunshine theatre review (Red Stitch, Melbourne)

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There’s a lot of rain in Sunshine, as it happens. It pours incessantly from the pitched roof of the cosy Red Stitch theatre for multiple minutes, drenching two game cast members to the bone. And it’s not just the set with a case of rising damp. Tom Holloway’s script, a “choral” work for four actors,

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Harry Potter and the script that shows they can be cracking reads

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All the world’s a play, to misquote history’s greatest playwright, and all the men and women are apparently reading it. The bizarre global buying frenzy for a new piece of theatrical fiction — feverishly documented on blogs and in television news bulletins — was not for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth or Othello. It was not, sadly, for any of

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