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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 Woman in Black
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ArchivedEnsemble Theatre, Kirrbilli, Sydney 11 Jun - 24 Jul 2021

The Woman in Black

Audrey review: This Gothic yarn is a twofold celebration: first, of the healing power of storytelling; second of the magic of rough theatre.

Cry-Baby
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MusicalDrama Theatre, Sydney Opera House 22 Jul - 15 Aug 2021

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.

Happy Days
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ArchivedOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 10 Jun - 3 Jul 2021

Happy Days

Audrey review: Fixed in a small theatre close-up, a radiant Belinda Giblin makes light work of one of the most demanding texts ever foisted upon an actor.

Hell’s Canyon
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ArchivedStreaming on demand 4 - 20 Jun 2021

Hell’s Canyon

Now available to stream on demand, Emily Sheehan's Hell's Canyon is a sharp two-hander that will appeal to the YA audience.

Borderless
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ArchivedChippen St Theatre, Chippendale, Sydney 3 - 12 Jun 2021

Borderless

Audrey review: Written and performed by Peter-William Jamieson, Borderless tells a fictional story to hoist a largely hidden tragedy into the light.

The Cherry Orchard
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ArchivedBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 29 May - 27 Jun 2021

The Cherry Orchard

Audrey review: Eamon Flack’s production of Anton Chekhov’s final play takes the author at his word. The Cherry Orchard is a comedy above all else.

The Linden Solution
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ArchivedKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 26 May - 5 Jun 2021

The Linden Solution

Audrey review: Alexander Lee-Rekers’ intriguing new play suggests it's possible to walk down the path toward fascism without realising where you are heading.

Love Song Dedications (Without Richard Mercer)
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ArchivedRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 20 - 21 Jul 2021

Love Song Dedications (Without Richard Mercer)

Audrey review: An affable post-theatrical exercise from Ten Tonne Sparrow pays cockeyed tribute to The Love God.

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