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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

Is There Something Wrong with that Lady?
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TheatreSBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 13 - 24 Apr 2021

Is There Something Wrong with that Lady?

Audrey review: Writer Debra Oswald is a natural when it comes to holding our attention and her pleasure in doing so is infectious.

Home, I’m Darling
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TheatreDrama Theatre, Sydney Opera House 6 Apr - 15 May 2021

Home, I’m Darling

Audrey review: British writer Laura Wade's warm satirical story of a couple's retreat into the past gets the polished production it deserves.

The Dumb Waiter
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ArchivedChippen St Theatre, Chippendale, Sydney 1 - 10 Apr 2021

The Dumb Waiter

Audrey review: Tilted towards the comic mostly but still a gripping staging of Harold Pinter's simmering one-act study of assassins biding their time.

The Twins
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ArchivedSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 30 Mar - 17 Apr 2021

The Twins

Audrey review: The Twins is nothing if not aware of the privilege inherent in two high profile middle-aged men occupying stage time and space with stories from their lives.

Fag/Stag
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TheatreGiant Dwarf, Surry Hills, Sydney 15 - 23 Apr 2021

Fag/Stag

Audrey review: A comfort friendship between two young guys becomes a revealing study of male anxiety, loneliness and depression.

The Shape of Things
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TheatreFlight Path Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney 4 - 9 May 2021

The Shape of Things

Audrey review: The staging is skimpy but Neil LaBute's play delivers its customary sting.

Fuente Ovejuna!
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ArchivedFlight Path Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney 25 Mar - 11 Apr 2021

Fuente Ovejuna!

Audrey review: In Lope de Vega’s story of communal uprising against tyranny, women agitate for change and face the backlash.

No: Intermission (Week 2)
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ArchivedChippen St Theatre, Chippendale, Sydney 17 - 27 Mar 2021

No: Intermission (Week 2)

Audrey review: The second and final week of the No: Intermission mini-festival delivers two tonally divergent plays.

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