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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

Cusp
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TheatreSBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 11 - 28 Mar 2020

Cusp

Audrey review: The target audience might be decades younger than you, but this ATYP production grips regardless of age.

Everybody
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 6 - 21 Mar 2020

Everybody

Audrey review: US writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins bakes in the maximum amount of variation possible in a scripted show. This production rises to the challenge.

Distorted
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TheatreOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 10 - 20 Mar 2020

Distorted

Audrey review: Not, perhaps, the upbeat play you might feel you need right now, but as the promise of deeper isolation beckons, maybe it’s one for these times.

The Bridges of Madison County
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MusicalHayes Theatre, Potts Point, Sydney 5 Mar - 6 Apr 2020

The Bridges of Madison County

Audrey review: Kate Maree Hoolihan elevates a long-winded chamber musical set in rural Iowa just a few inches above the corn.

Hamlet
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ArchivedThe Playhouse, Sydney Opera House 29 Feb - 17 Mar 2020

Hamlet

Audrey review: Many moments when you feel like you're seeing something with fresh eyes. But just as many that cause the play to fall flat.

Pit
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ArchivedOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 25 Feb - 1 Mar 2020

Pit

Audrey review: Jackson Used’s drama unfolds into a gently gripping portrait of people haunted by loss and by each other.

Shepherd
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ArchivedBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 19 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

Shepherd

Audrey review: A razor-sharp cast rises to the challenge of Liam Maguire’s comic study of anxious people in anxious times.

Our Blood Runs in the Street
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TheatreOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 19 Feb - 21 Mar 2020

Our Blood Runs in the Street

Audrey review: An unusual blending of verbatim and physical theatre forms makes for a moving exploration of historical homophobic violence.

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