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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

Bird
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TheatreOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 22 Oct - 2 Nov 2019

Bird

Audrey review: Indie company Secret House stages a poignant study of young women on the margins by Welsh playwright Katherine Chandler.

Much Ado About Nothing
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TheatrePlayhouse, Sydney Opera House 22 Oct - 24 Nov 2019

Much Ado About Nothing

Audrey review: It’s been eight years since Bell Shakespeare tackled Much Ado. Eight years in which our world has spun hard under that of the play.

April Aardvark
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ArchivedStables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 16 - 26 Oct 2019

April Aardvark

Audrey review: Nathan Moncrieff’s smart and funny play dives into the ongoing debate over mobile use and cyber-safety in schools.

Baby Doll
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 18 Oct - 16 Nov 2019

Baby Doll

Audrey review: A tightly focused stage adaptation of a semi-classic Hollywood movie doesn’t uncover much in the way of previously hidden depths.

Billy Elliot the Musical
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MusicalLyric Theatre, Pyrmont, Sydney 10 Oct - 8 Dec 2019

Billy Elliot the Musical

Audrey review: A decade on from its Australian premiere, Billy Elliot still soars above the ever-expanding pack of musicals spun from movies.

Wit
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ArchivedSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 16 - 26 Oct 2019

Wit

Audrey review: A spare and moving production balances the cerebral and emotional facets of Margaret Edson's life-and-death drama just about perfectly.

Fangirls
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 12 Oct - 10 Nov 2019

Fangirls

Audrey review: Yve Blake delivers one of the year's best with a vivid, very funny and authentic celebration of youthful passion.

Fully Committed
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 11 Oct - 16 Nov 2019

Fully Committed

Audrey review: Contessa Treffone keeps all the plates spinning in a light but tasty satire on upmarket restaurant culture.

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