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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

Cyprus Avenue
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TheatreOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 15 May - 8 Jun 2019

Cyprus Avenue

Audrey review: We're half a world away from Belfast and The Troubles, but the violence of David Ireland's play can feel scarily close to home.

American Psycho
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MusicalHayes Theatre, Potts Point, Sydney 10 May - 9 Jun 2019

American Psycho

Audrey review: Light on blood and violence, but this production’s sharp edges and slashing wit leave a lasting impression.

Parting the Red Curtains
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ArchivedGiant Dwarf, Redfern, Sydney 15 - 18 May 2019

Parting the Red Curtains

Audrey review: Queenie van de Zandt’s alter ego continues to develop in complexity and monstrousness - but she could go further.

Boy Out of the Country
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TheatreBondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney 9 - 25 May 2019

Boy Out of the Country

Audrey review: What begins promisingly as a story about a man’s resistance to change devolves into sudsy small town melodrama.

Extinction of the Learned Response
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TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 7 - 25 May 2019

Extinction of the Learned Response

Audrey review: Emme Hoy's tantalising new play revolves around a sinister experiment.

Folk
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 3 May - 1 Jun 2019

Folk

Audrey review: A cosy but threadbare homily on the power of music to transcend generations and foster a sense of community.

Small Mouth Sounds
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TheatreEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 3 - 26 May 2019

Small Mouth Sounds

Audrey review: Bess Wohl's comedy speaks in the broken semaphore of six people trying to get along.

Joseph K
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ArchivedLimelight on Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney 1 - 18 May 2019

Joseph K

Audrey review: Franz Kafka meets The Office in UK writer Tom Basden’s black comic transposition of The Trial to modern day Britain.

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