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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

 

Air
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TheatreOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 13 - 30 Jun 2018

Air

Audrey review: A warmly entertaining exploration of memory, grief and connection set in a community radio station.

They Divided the Sky
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TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 13 - 30 Jun 2018

They Divided the Sky

Audrey review: The most sophisticated of the 25A productions we've seen, They Divided the Sky has been made with exceptional care.

Bliss
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 9 Jun - 15 Jul 2018

Bliss

Audrey review: It would take an advertising copywriter of uncanny genius to spin this existential crisis comedy as anything other than hard work.

Assassins
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MusicalSydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 7 Jun - 1 Jul 2018

Assassins

Audrey review: First seen at the Hayes Theatre last year, Assassins looks and sounds even better in Playhouse widescreen.

St Joan
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TheatreRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 5 - 30 Jun 2018

St Joan

Audrey review: Imara Savage’s hard cut production gives us a St Joan for this moment and a final image that haunts.

August: Osage County
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 6 Jun - 7 Jul 2018

August: Osage County

Audrey review: New Theatre seldom shies away from plays because they’re big. And August: Osage County is plenty big in every way.

Stalking the Bogeyman
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TheatreOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 23 May - 23 Jun 2018

Stalking the Bogeyman

Audrey review: A brisk, restrained account of the play that only occasionally has its audience on the expected tenterhooks.

Lost Boys
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ArchivedIllawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong, NSW 23 May - 2 Jun 2018

Lost Boys

Audrey review: Lachlan Philpott's Lost Boys is an unflinching play asking us to consider the ongoing effects of past crimes.

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