Tag Archive: Holden Street Theatres

Feb 20

FRINGE CABARET / COMEDY – Peter Goers is “SMOKED HAM” – 5K

by Riccardo Barone  “Who knows what they do with these cucumbers wrapped into plastic before they sell to us.” Sold out, and the the public really couldn’t stop laughing. It is not at all a show particularly for old people. Everyone is captured by the flowing and looking forward to the next story. Stories of …

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Feb 18

FRINGE 2017: Angel by Henry Naylor – Holden Street Theatres – 4.5K

There is a war happening right now. People are fleeing, people are fighting, people are dying. On the other side of the world, we often only see the “after” images – the destruction and rubble, the streets deserted but for a handful of men with guns, and the nameless dead bodies. This can accentuate the …

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Feb 15

FRINGE THEATRE – Signifying Nothing – 3.5K

Set in Perth, Western Australia, Greg Fleet has drafted a mash up of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with a tale about contemporary Australian politics. Nicola Bartlett as Lainey Macbeth (get it?) comfortably out shines Fleet in this two hander; her firey nature set off by her silver streaked hair presents equally self-destructive and calculating

Feb 15

FRINGE THEATRE – Scorch – HST – 4.5K

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McAllister produces a vibrant and compelling account of a child’s developing and confusing years. On the circle stage of Holden Street’s Studio she works all corners of her space, sometimes frightened of her character’s self, sometimes frightening members of her audience with piercing stares. 4.5K

Nov 11

THEATRE – Don Parties On – Red Phoenix – HST – 4K

It’s all great fun but mostly for those of Don’s generation but Williamson’s biting humour aided by Eustice’s deft handling of the brewing farce keeps the whole rollicking along and richly enjoyable for all. 4K

Oct 13

THEATRE – 12 Angry Men – HST – 5K

This simply is perhaps the best theatre you will see all year – it certainly has been for this reviewer – with an experienced and talented cast at the top of their games. 5K

Sep 16

THEATRE – A Steady Rain – Lost in Translation – HST – 4K

For intense theatre, the aptly named A Steady Rain delivers a punch and if one missed it in March, do not again now. 4K

Feb 24

FRINGE 2016: THEATRE – To Space – Holden Street Theatres – 3K

Part lecture, part autobiography, part science experiment, this show provides exactly what it says on the box – or more accurately, in the publicity releases. Dr Niamh Shaw is an engaging speaker, clearly knowledgeable about science, space, and the complexities of life. She is the type of person you are lucky to have as your …

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Feb 15

FRINGE 2016: THEATRE – A Gambler’s Guide to Dying – Holden Street Theatres – 5K

As the winner of Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Award, A Gambler’s Guide to Dying has a reputation to live up to, and it does so with ease. This unusual coming of age tale, focuses on an eleven year old’s relationship with his grandfather, as he is introduced to the world of gambling; to the thrill …

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Feb 11

THEATRE – Labels – Holden Street – 3.5K

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Excellent theatre except for a five minute polemic near the end. 3.5K

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