Peter Craven

Lacklustre, pompous: Linda Cropper and Philip Quast

Grateful dead

7 June 2014 9:00 am

You would think that Australia in general and the Melbourne Theatre Company in particular would be up to a production…

Pitch perfect: Nikki Shiels

An unmistakable glow of greatness

24 May 2014 9:00 am

It’s been a couple of decades since the country saw Neil Armfield direct Essie Davis in Night on Bald Mountain…

Sigrid Thornton: a dangerous Blanche DuBois

Sterling Sigrid

3 May 2014 9:00 am

A Streetcar Named Desire is the best known play of the mid-20th century and it is also (and not unrelatedly)…

Robyn Nevin: not merely good but great

A strange evening of classic local theatre

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Neighbourhood Watch, the new play by Lally Katz, is a story of an old Hungarian lady, living out her last…

A dry spell

24 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s a pity about Sam Strong’s production of The Crucible. Arthur Miller’s allegory of McCarthyism through the dark glass of…

It was beauty killed the beast: Esther Hannaford in King Kong

Gorilla tactics

10 August 2013 9:00 am

It was an Australian dream of the supreme New York fantasy: King Kong, the story of the gargantuan monkey who…