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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 chair 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

 

Moby Dick
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TheatreSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 9 - 25 Aug 2018

Moby Dick

Audrey review: Fast and furious, but this Sport for Jove production doesn’t deliver the killer blow you expect.

Wharf Revue 2018
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ComedyRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 13 - 15 Sep 2018

Wharf Revue 2018

“We don’t hate,” says the Wharf Revue's Jonathan Biggins. “I actually pity politicians tremendously.”

Nell Gwynn
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 7 Aug - 8 Sep 2018

Nell Gwynn

Audrey review: The rough and tumble of Restoration theatre captured in a big and bustling comedy.

Iron in the Blood
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MusicRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 23 - 23 Sep 2018

Iron in the Blood

Jazz is “the perfect vehicle” with which to explore Australia’s convict past, says saxophonist-composer Jeremy Rose.

Hell’s Canyon
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ArchivedOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 1 - 11 Aug 2018

Hell’s Canyon

Audrey review: Emily Sheehan crafts a sharp two-hander that will appeal to the YA audience.

The Almighty Sometimes
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TheatreGriffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 27 Jul - 8 Sep 2018

The Almighty Sometimes

Audrey review: This fine Griffin production of Kendall Feaver's play taps its underlying anger and urgency and seldom lets you off its hook.

Cry-Baby
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ArchivedHayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney 20 Jul - 19 Aug 2018

Cry-Baby

Audrey review: A gleaming hot rod of a show. Once the cast stomp on the gas pedal all you can do is buckle up and enjoy the ride.

A Taste of Honey
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ArchivedBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 21 Jul - 19 Aug 2018

A Taste of Honey

Audrey review: Openness and nonchalant humour are this semi-classic British play's redeeming features.

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