Category Archives: Theatre & Film

A long, long, long day’s journey into night indeed

A few days ago I saw Long Day’s Journey into Night at the Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Andrew Upton, AKA Mr Cate Blanchett, and starring William Hurt and Robyn Nevin.  The title did not lie: it was a long, long, long … Continue reading

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In Defence of Musical Theatre

‘Are you sure you don’t want to see Cats?’ I ask R.  It’s being performed in Sydney for a limited season, and I’m keen to get tickets.  He looks me dead in the eye. ‘Surer than I am of my … Continue reading

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The twilight hours – and the heat is on

It is a sad day when a woman loses her cat to the heater. ‘Yes, it may keep you warm at night,’ I tell Fina coldly, ‘but will it talk to you? Or feed you? Or sing you special cat … Continue reading

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