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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.

 

Follow Me Home: Beyond Statistics
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ArchivedSBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 16 Jun - 3 Jul 2021

Follow Me Home: Beyond Statistics

Lewis Treston's play takes audiences beyond youth homelessness statistics and into individual circumstances.

Prima Facie: Taking on the System
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ArchivedSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 23 Jun - 10 Jul 2021

Prima Facie: Taking on the System

Suzie Miller's Prima Facie weaves years of coalface legal experience into the story of a lawyer who finds herself on the other side of the bar.

Sheridan Harbridge: Beyond First Impressions
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ArchivedSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 23 Jun - 10 Jul 2021

Sheridan Harbridge: Beyond First Impressions

Specialising in new work is "the tougher road" but it's the most rewarding path says actor Sheridan Harbridge.

La traviata on Sydney Harbour
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ArchivedMrs 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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ArchivedEternity 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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ArchivedGlen 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.

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