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Riot cabaret review (Sydney Festival)

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If the Wooster Group’s The Town Hall Affair appeals (reviewed here), so will Emmet Kirwan’s spoken word – passionate and rapid fire monologues about teen pregnancy, loneliness, alienation and the need for socialist revolution. If the voice of the Beats can still be heard in his delivery, Kirwan also looks back to the Irish poets and then

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The Events review (Belvoir, Sydney)

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In January, Clare Watson’s production of David Greig’s The Events opened in Granville Town Hall as part of Sydney Festival. Now that production has moved to the inner city at Belvoir. This is Kath Kenny’s review of that original Sydney season. *** The Granville Town Hall is an intimate setting for The Events. The lived-in ordinariness of the

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Sydney Festival: Tomorrow's Parties review

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Will the future be so full of people everyone will be squashed together, shoulders jammed up against each other as if they are on one long peak hour train ride? Or will there be just five lonely people left on earth, each with a entire continent to themselves? Will the future be a world of

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Sydney Festival: The Events

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The Granville Town Hall is an intimate setting for The Events. The lived-in ordinariness of the space, the cups of tea and an urn out the front, are a good stand in for the play’s main setting: a church hall where a choir has assembled for rehearsals. “Join the big crazy tribe”, urges the lesbian

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Sydney Festival: La Verità review

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Acrobats climb and fly in physics-defying movements through double helix ladders suspended from the sky. Dancers on crutches vault and sail over the stage without their bodies touching the floor. A rhinoceros plays piano while his twin tries to capture floating tissue sheets of music.

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Suffragette movie (preview)

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Social movement movies — films about pivotal moments in the race, class, gender and sexuality wars — all have a tricky problem to overcome. They need to create a central, believable character the audience can invest in, without over egging the character’s place in a story that is always a collective one.

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