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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

The Shape of Things
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TheatreFlight Path Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney 8 - 31 Jan 2021

The Shape of Things

Audrey review: The staging is skimpy and cast inexperienced, but all prove competent in navigating The Shape of Thing's twists and turns.

Twelfth Night (Heads or Tails)
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 6 - 23 Jan 2021

Twelfth Night (Heads or Tails)

Audrey review: Directed by Victor Kalka, this production of Shakespeare’s comedy gives an extra twist to the proceedings right off the bat.

Tender Young Creatures
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ArchivedCell Block Theatre, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney 15 - 15 Jan 2021

Tender Young Creatures

A live theatre installation inspired by Red Riding Hood challenges the wolves prowling the streets at night.

The Gruffalo’s Child
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Family ShowsThe Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 2 - 19 Jan 2021

The Gruffalo’s Child

One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo's Child tiptoes out into the deep dark wood ...

Molly Sweeney
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ArchivedFlight Path Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney 8 - 13 Dec 2020

Molly Sweeney

In Molly Sweeney, Irish writer Brian Friels ponders not just what is given when blindness is cured, but what is taken away.

The Picture of Dorian Gray
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ArchivedRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 24 Nov - 9 Jan 2021

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Audrey review: Innovative storytelling and Eryn Jean Norvill's performance boost this novel-to-stage translation into the world-class league.

The Wharf Revue: Good Night and Good Luck
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TheatreThe Joan, Penrith, Sydney 21 - 23 Jan 2021

The Wharf Revue: Good Night and Good Luck

Audrey review: There have been hits and misses in all the Wharf Revues I’ve seen to date, but Good Night and Good Luck’s pickings seem slimmer than usual.

Bardiya McKinnon
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Remembering ... 18 - 18 Jan 2021

Bardiya McKinnon

A sharp sense of loss and sadness comes with the news that Sydney actor Bardiya McKinnon has died.

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