Rivka Hartman’s play Let’s Talk About You…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

November 21, 2016 by  

Let’s Talk About You is the newest offering by playwright Rivka Hartman (My Mother & Other Catastrophes) – a Melbourne born, Yiddish speaking thespian who’s Jewish identity informs much of her writing. Read more

All My Sons…a theatre reviews by Deb Meyer

July 10, 2016 by  

Capitalism, corruption and cover ups are familiar stomping ground in American theatre. In All My Sons, Arthur Miller’s riveting, award-winning play of 1947, these themes and more are explored in epic proportions. Read more

The Literati by Justin Fleming after Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes…a review by Deb Meyer

June 6, 2016 by  

On opening night of The Literati, at Sydney’s SWB Stables Theatre, love was certainly in the air. Read more

My Name is Asher Lev…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

May 16, 2016 by  

Over the years, non-Jewish book reviewer Doug Cannon and his Dad would occasionally have a conversation about Chaim Potok’s classic novel. Read more

STC’s play Disgraced lays bare a modern Muslim’s crisis of identity …a theatre review by Deb Meyer

May 10, 2016 by  

Arab-American playwright Ayad Akhtar is the most produced playwright in America at the moment and for good reason. Read more

Hay Fever: a theatre review by Deb Meyer

April 20, 2016 by  

There’s something terribly refreshing about a well written comedy, especially when it’s revived by a wonderful cast and given playful direction and a creative design team…writes Deb Meyer. Read more

Deb Meyer reviews the STC production of “Orlando”

November 20, 2015 by  

Virginia Woolf’s epic, mythological tale of gender transformation through the ages is given a playful treatment by Chicago born playwright Sarah Ruhl, in this Australian premier. Read more

STC’s The Wharf Revue – Celebrating 15 years…reviewed by Deb Meyer

October 28, 2015 by  

A usual highlight in the Sydney Theatre Company calendar, The Wharf Revue, is back again, this time in celebration of 15 years and 21 shows, poking as much fun as always at the follies of our political icons. Read more

ABSINTHE by Spiegelworld – reviewed by Deb Meyer

September 20, 2015 by  

Few circus companies do subversive and sexy as well as the Spiegelworld team. Read more

Festival of Dreams

September 11, 2015 by  

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Festival of Dreams this weekend in Sydney, with all proceeds going to Our Big Kitchen.  Read more

Sydney Theatre Company’s Death And The Maiden – a review by Deb Meyer

September 8, 2015 by  

How does a country and an individual move forward after experiencing the brutality of dictatorship? Is it best totally buried or totally revealed? Read more

The Present After Anton Chekhov’s Platonov by Andrew Upton…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

August 24, 2015 by  

What do British punk rock music, Russian vodka (copious amounts of it), an acclaimed Irish director and a stellar Australian cast have in common? They all feature in Andrew Upton’s explosive adaptation of Chekhov’s Platonov at the Sydney Theatre Company. Read more

Coming To See Aunt Sophie…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

August 3, 2015 by  

“Where was G-d during the Holocaust?” asks the filmmaker to legendary Polish Catholic hero Jan Karski, in Arthur Feinsod’s new play Coming To See Aunt Sophie. Read more

The Diary of Anne Frank…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

June 30, 2015 by  

“Why is The Diary of Anne Frank one of the most well-known books of all time?” asks my 14-year-old daughter, after we saw the play adaptation at Sydney’s New Theatre. Read more

Sydney Theatre Company’s Suddenly Last Summer – a theatre review by Deb Meyer

March 1, 2015 by  

In Suddenly Last Summer, Tennessee Williams poses the search for truth in a world half real and half surreal. Read more

The Credeaux Canvas – a theatre review from Deb Meyer

February 5, 2015 by  

Sitting in the front row of an intimate theatre when there are warnings of nudity in the production (I was allocated the tickets), can make for an interesting night out. Read more

Tabac Rouge – Sydney Festival Opening Night…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

January 9, 2015 by  

I can’t profess to understanding everything I saw and experienced in this latest production from James Thierree’s Compagnie du Hanneton, but with Tabac Rouge (Red Tobacco) I was blown away nonetheless! Read more

David Williamson’s “Rupert” – reviewed by Deb Meyer

December 1, 2014 by  

Sitting down to write this review, a strange sweet craving came over me. Read more

TOTEM – Cirque du Soleil’s latest offering…writes Deb Meyer

October 31, 2014 by  

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Cirque du Soleil’s latest production is as mesmerising, visually striking and slick as their devoted audiences have come to expect. Read more

Joanna Weinberg’s Bloody Good New Show…writes Deb Meyer

September 17, 2014 by  

If you enjoy a glass of red wine at the theatre, you would be better to indulge before seeing Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs rather than after!

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Theatre news

July 6, 2014 by  

Sydney will soon be treated to the award-winning adaptation of Chaim Potok’s well-loved film The Chosen for the stage…writes Deb Meyer. Read more

Strictly Ballroom The Musical – a review by Deb Meyer

May 7, 2014 by  

You know as soon as you walk into the Lyric theatre and the doorman personally greets you in full, bright red costume, with a broad grinned ‘Welcome to Strictly Ballroom’, you’re in for a night of razzle dazzle. Leave reality at the door and enter the surreal, glittering world of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Read more

Paula Abdul, Nefesh Shul and the Building of a Dream…writes Deb Meyer

April 9, 2014 by  

I’m writing this on a plane to Israel, reflecting on the recent interview I had with Ritchie and Nechama Dina Moss – the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Nefesh shul in Bondi, from the quiet recess of their home, normally a buzzing hub filled with 7 children aged 10 and under, with another due any day. An apt metaphor, as life for this busy couple is soaring to great heights. Read more

Sydney Theatre Company’s Noises Off – A theatre review by Deb Meyer

February 26, 2014 by  

If the success of farce depends on the audience’s ability to relate to the characters’ predicaments (according to legendary theatre director Richard Cottrell), it’s no wonder Noises Off has been a favourite play amongst actors for many years. Read more

The Dead Ones….a theatre review by Deb Meyer

February 20, 2014 by  

If you can make it past the confronting title of this deeply personal production by Margie Fischer, you’ll find a rewarding and profoundly affecting piece of theatre. Read more

Empire – a theatrical review from Deb Meyer

January 14, 2014 by  

“I’m not amused!” growled the octogenarian in the third row, upon having his hair fondled by a gorgeous Showgirl, wearing little more than a few feathers over her slight, sculpted frame. Read more

Empire by Spiegelworld

December 20, 2013 by  

’10 out of 10’ (Sun Herald), ‘the best show I’ve seen in years’ (Sydney Morning Herald), ‘the best sex of my life and I wasn’t even involved’ (Brisbane Times). It’s not every day that a show comes to town that arouses that kind of excitement!…writes Deb Meyer. Read more

Apples and Pears – a drama review by Deb Meyer

November 22, 2013 by  

Where in Sydney do you find an intimate theatre inside a NY style, graffiti filled warehouse, with a labyrinth of narrow staircases, bustling with energy and the occasional pot of overgrown tomatoes? Read more

Atomic – The Musical: A review by Deb Meyer

November 19, 2013 by  

Physicists make for fascinating protagonists in the current Sydney theatre scene. Read more