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Elissa Blake

Audrey contributor, Writer

Elissa is a career arts and culture journalist with a personal background in dance. She trained at The Age in Melbourne, where she was once nominated for Victorian Yachting Journalist of the Year. She got the door prize instead.

She served as deputy editor – then editor – of Rolling Stone Australia from 1997 – 2003, and as locum editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum. She has written for several glossies and has been a longtime contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Sun Herald.

 

La traviata on Sydney Harbour
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OperaMrs Macquarie's Point, The Domain, Sydney 26 Mar - 26 Apr 2021

La traviata on Sydney Harbour

Audrey review: This production of La Traviata is peak Sydney. If you need a little joy in your life, you should go, go, go.

What Is Love? The Good Room Has Answers
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TheatreEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 19 - 22 May 2021

What Is Love? The Good Room Has Answers

Amy Ingram and Daniel Evans reveal what goes into a show made to twang your heartstrings.

Pete the Sheep
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Family ShowsGlen St Theatre, Belrose, Sydney 21 - 24 Apr 2021

Pete the Sheep

Based on Jackie French's picture book, this woolly tale of a sheep determined to stand out from the flock is one of Monkey Baa's best.

Bluebeard’s Castle: Who’s Reading the Room?
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ArchivedJoan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House 1 - 10 Mar 2021

Bluebeard’s Castle: Who’s Reading the Room?

Elissa Blake asks, did Opera Australia consider what women in the audience might feel watching this story of coercion and violence?

Next to Normal: Beyond the “feel-good” musical
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ArchivedNIDA Parade Theatres, Kensington, Sydney 27 Oct - 2 Nov 2020

Next to Normal: Beyond the “feel-good” musical

The American playwright and lyricist Brian Yorkey once described musical theatre as “a ridiculous art form”. He kinda wishes he hadn’t.

At Last: Elenoa Rokobaro in Concert
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ArchivedStreaming 24 - 24 Jun 2020

At Last: Elenoa Rokobaro in Concert

Elenoa Rokobaro sings for her family and the world in an innovative live concert captured by nine cameras at the Old Fitzroy.

A Streetcar Named Desire
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ArchivedStreaming 22 - 28 May 2020

A Streetcar Named Desire

Directed by Benedict Andrews and starring Gillian Anderson, this critically acclaimed production was filmed live on stage at London's Young Vic in 2014.

Griffin Theatre extends closure
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Conversation 20 - 20 Apr 2021

Griffin Theatre extends closure

“With a heavy heart”, Griffin Theatre Company Artistic Director Declan Greene has announced an extension of the closure of Griffin until September.

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