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Jason Blake

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Jason trained at the Victorian College of the Arts and NIDA in theatre directing and has written about theatre in Sydney for 20 years, starting as arts editor of the The City Hub.

He’s written for a variety of magazine titles, edited a subscription TV guide, and worked for Fairfax as a sub-editor and producer. From 2006 to 2017, he was the theatre critic for the Sun-Herald and the Sydney Morning Herald. His reviews have also been published in Limelight Magazine and Time Out Sydney.

All his Fairfax reviews are archived at eightnightsaweek.blogspot.com

Animal Farm
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 13 Oct - 7 Nov 2020

Animal Farm

Audrey review: A solidly entertaining take on Orwell's classic novel, replete with a sense of serious purpose, flashes of humour and a generous satirical bite.

Wonnangatta
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TheatreRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 21 Sep - 31 Oct 2020

Wonnangatta

This premiere production of Angus Cerini’s knotty murder story overcomes the Covid buzz-kill by the skin of its not inconsiderable teeth.

Who’s Your Baghdaddy?
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MusicalStreaming 24 Jun - 31 Dec 2020

Who’s Your Baghdaddy?

Audrey review: If live-streamed musicals can be made this entertaining, then conventionally staged productions had better step up when the lockdown of our theatres ends.

The Turquoise Elephant
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ArchivedStreaming 23 - 23 Jun 2020

The Turquoise Elephant

Join Queensland Theatre's artistic director Lee Lewis for a live reading of Stephen Carleton's coal-black political farce.

THE STORY OF THE MIRACLES AT COOKIE’S TABLE
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ArchivedStreaming 2 - 2 Jun 2020

THE STORY OF THE MIRACLES AT COOKIE’S TABLE

A live reading of Wesley Enoch's universal love story about the destructive and restorative relationships between generations.

Emerald City
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ArchivedABC iView 1 May - 30 Jul 2020

Emerald City

Griffin Theatre’s programming of vintage plays into its all-Australian season has yielded some outstanding theatre in recent years.

Away
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ArchivedStreaming 1 May - 30 Jul 2020

Away

Matthew Lutton’s epic, darkly trippy production of Michael Gow’s Away powerfully expands our appreciation of a much-studied modern classic.

Away
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ArchivedStreaming 1 May - 30 Jul 2020

Away

Matthew Lutton’s 2017 production of Michael Gow’s play powerfully expands our appreciation of a much-studied modern classic.

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