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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 more than 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, Time Out Sydney, Guardian Australia and The Saturday Paper. He’s currently the Publications Manager for Sydney Film Festival 2022.

All his Fairfax reviews are archived at eightnightsaweek.blogspot.com

Once
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MusicalEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 24 Jun - 31 Jul 2022

Once

Audrey review: Once is a rare bird of a musical, one that wears its heart entirely on its sleeve.

Before the Meeting
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TheatreSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 19 May - 11 Jun 2022

Before the Meeting

Audrey review: A clear and involving production sustains interest in ordinary lives and the complex-commonplace issues so many of us face.

U.B.U: A Cautionary Tale of Catastrophe
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ArchivedKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 18 - 28 May 2022

U.B.U: A Cautionary Tale of Catastrophe

Audrey review: A ribald satire on politics, corruption and our dependence on hope to somehow see us through the looming crisis.

Dubbo Championship Wrestling
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MusicalHayes Theatre, Potts Point, Sydey 12 May - 11 Jun 2022

Dubbo Championship Wrestling

Audrey review: Nostalgia and novelty collide in this new addition to the canon of sport-themed Australian musicals.

Son of Byblos
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ArchivedDownstairs Theatre, Belvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 4 - 21 May 2022

Son of Byblos

Audrey review: New from James Elazzi, an emotionally energetic domestic dramedy on what it takes to come out and live your own life.

The Deb
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TheatreThe Rebel Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 6 Apr - 4 Jun 2022

The Deb

Audrey review: The Australian Theatre for Young People smashes the champagne bottle on its new premises with a boisterous, big-hearted musical.

Breathing Corpses
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ArchivedKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 8 - 23 Apr 2022

Breathing Corpses

Audrey review: If there was a prize for sheer tireless determination in the face daunting setbacks, then Eye Contact Theatre would be very much in the running.

Ulster American
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TheatreRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 8 - 11 Jun 2022

Ulster American

Audrey review: The entertainment industry establishment pilloried in a single scene satire so vicious, it feels like a playwright's version of revenge porn.

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