Ask Audrey Ask Audrey
Profiles
AUDREY Journal

Cassie Tongue

Audrey contributor, Writer

Cassie is a theatre critic and culture writer based in Sydney. She has written for Time Out Sydney & Melbourne, The Guardian, Daily Review, Overland, The Music, and more. For five years she was Deputy Editor of AussieTheatre.com. Cassie sends out a periodic newsletter about theatre, arts criticism, and her cat – you can subscribe here.

Cassie writes extensively and in a variety of formats about live performance, particularly theatre, musical theatre, and cabaret across mainstage and independent sectors. She posts links to her work on twitter and chronicles her theatregoing and theatre-reading on instagram.

Cassie is particularly interested in subverting the gate-keeping of the traditional criticism canon. Since time immemorial, prominent critics have largely been older white men, and works that fit their tastes are the ones that have been given the status and accolades to live long, culturally significant lives.

Cassie wants to open the gates to all kinds of theatre-makers, radical thinkers, and convention-smashers. She has a particular interest in progressive and political performance, queer and feminist performance, and theatre that tears down the walls of the status quo to make new meaning out of life.

She also really likes musicals. Ask her about them sometime.

School of Rock the Musical
Add to favourites
MusicalCapitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney 8 Nov - 16 Feb 2020

School of Rock the Musical

Audrey review: School of Rock coasts happily on its charm and the talents of an ensemble that makes everything look easy.

White Pearl
Add to favourites
ArchivedRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 24 Oct - 9 Nov 2019

White Pearl

Audrey review: Anchuli Felicia King's thrilling, razor-edged satire shows how good intentions can be smeared by corporate greed.

Splinter
Add to favourites
ArchivedGriffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 6 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

Splinter

Audrey review: Hilary Bell’s moody Australian gothic drama Splinter picks at a couple’s raw and exposed nerves.

Chicago
Add to favourites
ArchivedCapitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney 20 Aug - 13 Oct 2019

Chicago

Audrey review: Slick and sparkling but there are hints of richer, more developed performances to come.

West Side Story
Add to favourites
ArchivedSydney Opera House 16 Aug - 6 Oct 2019

West Side Story

Audrey review: Joey McKneely's faithful staging only serves to highlight how dated a show - even one that was radical in its time - can become.

Prima Facie
Add to favourites
ArchivedRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 3 - 6 Jul 2019

Prima Facie

Audrey review: Suzie Miller's new play shows us all the ways in which the legal system is unfairly made and inherently broken.

In the Heights
Add to favourites
ArchivedSydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 16 - 20 Jan 2019

In the Heights

Audrey review: A bubbly, slice-of-life musical driven by fine performances, impressive choreography and an irrepressible Latin beat.

Random
Add to favourites
ArchivedBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 18 Oct - 11 Nov 2018

Random

Audrey review: Zahra Newman delivers one of the best performances of the year in a portrait of a family shattered by violence.

Load More
Top