David Williamson's final new play deals with sibling rivalry and assisted dying, but too much is simply expounded upon.
Jo Litson is a freelance arts writer and the arts editor and theatre reviewer for Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph. During a 25-year career she has been a contributor to publications including The Australian, The Bulletin, Limelight magazine, the Qantas magazine, POL Oxygen and the Sydney Theatre Company’s Backstage magazine among many others.
Articles by Jo Litson
The script may be pedestrian at times but the staging and puppetry is dazzling.
The sought-after Finnish conductor discusses Stravinsky's "earth-shattering" Rite of Spring, and the SSO's new Symphony Hour concerts.
After collaborating on successful productions of The King And I and South Pacific, OA and John Frost are to stage another Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Helen Thomson is blissfully funny in this new adaptation of Fo’s classic political farce.
The US composer/conductor explains how he came to fuse Bach, Beethoven, cowboy songs, gospel and blues in his oratorio about the murder of gay student Matthew Shepard, being staged as part of Mardi Gras.
This production of Terence Rattigan's quintessentially English drama never quite finds its groove, despite a strong performance from Marta Dusseldorp.
Peter Coleman-Wright, the Artistic Director of the new opera company, announces the 2020 program, with an appeal for more financial support.
Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic hit gets giddy Broadway treatment.
The Lady of the Camellias, to be presented by QB, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus, while MSO's Chinese New Year concert was affected by fear of the virus.
British director Phelim McDermott has been obsessed with Philip Glass’s music since the early 1980s. He talks to Jo Litson about meeting the legendary composer, directing his operas, and the dream in a flotation tank which led to their first direct collaboration.
A trio of choreographers each using the same Beethoven music proves dazzling.
Edward Walton will compete in this year's Menuhin Competition to be held in Richmond, Virginia in the US in May.