“Do we have any reviewers tonight?”

A review of ‘St Nicholas’   by Rosalind Moran Vampires and theatre critics. What could they possibly have in common? St Nicholas is both a gothic play and an unnerving moral fable. Written by Irish playwright Conor McPherson in 1997, the play follows an unpopular and self-loathing theatre critic as he pursues a beautiful actress, hits rock bottom, and then meets a group of vampires. … Continue reading “Do we have any reviewers tonight?”

Breaking The Castle

“Do you value yourself?” by Rosalind Moran Breaking The Castle is a work of empathy in more than one way. The protagonist is challenged to learn to like himself. The audience is led through a story that humanises people with addiction issues, encouraging compassion for those who have fallen between the cracks. And the playwright himself, Peter Cook – who is also the play’s sole … Continue reading Breaking The Castle

Flight Memory

“Are we a Country who listens?” by Rosalind Moran Billed by The Street Theatre as ‘a narrative song cycle about Australian genius’, Flight Memory is no ordinary play. It explores the work of David Warren, inventor of the ‘black box’ flight recorder, through experimental jazz accompanied by an astute critique of Australia’s relationship with innovation. It’s a rare treat: how often are such obscure, potentially … Continue reading Flight Memory

Fragments

  Saw Maura Pierlot’s Fragments; tried not to fall to pieces by Rosalind Moran Fragments is not an easy play to watch. It’s a series of monologues on mental health and social issues faced by young people, covering anxiety, depression, autism, transphobia, social media pressure, stressful home lives, popularity at school, and the feeling of being unprepared for the real world. Eight teens speak to … Continue reading Fragments

BRUCE: the one-puppet show that turned a foam mattress into a star

By Rosalind Moran Bruce has come a long way. The star of the eponymous lo-fi puppetry show is quite literally a block of yellow foam, carved from a mattress the show’s creators found by the side of a road. A beautiful example of ‘trash puppetry’. A bizarre, but fortuitous, meeting. I’m delighted to confirm that BRUCE is every bit as zany and fun as its … Continue reading BRUCE: the one-puppet show that turned a foam mattress into a star