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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

Anthem
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ArchivedRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 15 - 19 Jan 2020

Anthem

Audrey review: The writers of Who's Afraid of the Working Class? reunite for a frequently funny but fundamentally bleak update on the state of the nation.

Forget Me Not
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Sydney Festival 2020Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney 14 - 26 Jan 2020

Forget Me Not

Audrey review: Ronnie Burkett's participatory Punch and Judy show is not one of the Canadian puppeteer's most memorable.

Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined
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Sydney Festival 2020Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park 7 - 26 Jan 2020

Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined

Audrey review: Josh Quong Tart is a powerful, multi-faceted performer but this reboot of Reg Livermore's star-making show is more miss than hit.

Lady Tabouli
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ArchivedRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 11 - 18 Jan 2020

Lady Tabouli

Audrey review: A stylish production of James Elazzi's complex coming out story confirms this rising Western Sydney playwright's promise.

Joan Didion’s The White Album
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ArchivedRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 8 - 12 Jan 2020

Joan Didion’s The White Album

Audrey review: An author's voice crowded out in Early Morning Opera's staging of a canon text of 1960s New Journalism.

The Odd Couple
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ArchivedEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 22 Nov - 30 Dec 2019

The Odd Couple

Audrey review: Nothing gets quite as messy as it might in this amiable staging of Neil Simon's strange bedfellows comedy.

Krapp’s Last Tape
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ArchivedOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 26 Nov - 14 Dec 2019

Krapp’s Last Tape

Audrey review: Under Gale Edwards' direction, every second of Samuel Beckett's play seems to have been in some way sculpted, its impact considered.

Coram Boy
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ArchivedKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 22 Nov - 7 Dec 2019

Coram Boy

Audrey review: Some unresolved passages stall momentum but you can’t help but root for something resulting from such a giant collective effort.

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