Category: Comedy

  • Happy Days (Melbourne Theatre Company) ★★★★1/2

    Happy Days (Melbourne Theatre Company) ★★★★1/2

    Written by Samuel Beckett. Melbourne Theatre Company. 1 May – 10 June, 2023. There seems to be a natural melding of elements in Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Samuel Beckett’s 1961 classic, Happy Days. As if somewhere between Judith Lucy’s life as a comedian and Beckett’s existential outlook the show has landed in a sweet-spot…

  • Clyde’s (Ensemble Theatre) ★★★1/2

    Clyde’s (Ensemble Theatre) ★★★1/2

    Written by Lynn Nottage. Australian Premiere. Ensemble Theatre. 5 May – 10 June, 2023. Lynn Nottage, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, comes to the stage with a lot of expectations. Her new comedy, Clyde’s, hits Australia with a reputation of being the most staged play in America last year. There’s clearly something good here.  In…

  • The Divine Miss Bette (Darlinghurst Theatre Company) ★★★★★

    The Divine Miss Bette (Darlinghurst Theatre Company) ★★★★★

    Written and performed by Catherine Alcorn after Bette Midler. Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Eternity Playhouse Mar 29 – Apr 1, 2023. From gay bathhouses to Broadway and beyond, Bette Midler has performed everywhere. Everywhere that is, except downtown Darlinghurst, but Catherine Alcorn is here to, um, plug that hole in her schedule with The Divine Miss…

  • On A Clear Day You Can See Forever ★★★★

    On A Clear Day You Can See Forever ★★★★

    Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Burton Lane, Revised and Adapted by Jay James-Moody. Squabbalogic & Seymour Centre. 17 Mar – 15 Apr, 2023 My full review is up on The Queer Review.

  • Collapsible ★★★★

    Collapsible ★★★★

    Written by Margaret Perry. Old Fitzroy Theatre. Mar 9 – Apr 1, 2023. Read my review over on The Queer Review.

  • Bernhardt/Hamlet ★★★★

    Bernhardt/Hamlet ★★★★

    Written by Theresa Rebeck. Melbourne Theatre Company. 4 Mar – 15 Apr, 2023. Read my full review over on The Queer Review.

  • Sex Magick ★★★★

    Sex Magick ★★★★

    Written by Nicholas Brown. Griffin Theatre Company. 17 Feb – 25 Mar, 2023. Part of Sydney WorldPride. Read my review over on The Queer Review.

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ★★★1/2

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ★★★1/2

    Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Leo Robin. Book by Anita Loos and Joseph Fields. Hayes Theatre. 16 Feb – 18 Mar, 2023 Read the full review on The Queer Review.

  • The Resistance ★★★★

    The Resistance ★★★★

    Written by Kip Chapman. Australian Premiere. Australian Theatre for Young People. Rebel Wilson Theatre. 16 Feb – 11 Mar, 2023. Plays about the climate crisis have tended to be didactic and dull so far. It’s hard to make drama about a slow-moving disaster coming our way. The Resistance at ATYP turns focus onto the youth…

  • Blessed Union ★★★★★

    Blessed Union ★★★★★

    Written by Maeve Marsden. World Premiere. Belvoir St Theatre 11 Feb – 11 Mar, 2023 Read my full review on The Queer Review.