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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

Grounded
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TheatreRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 14 - 23 Mar 2019

Grounded

Audrey review: Thematically meaty and pertinent, Grounded questions the limits of military power and of the humans who must project it.

Jess & Joe Forever
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TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 13 - 30 Mar 2019

Jess & Joe Forever

Audrey review: A touching play offers a rollercoaster ride of guilelessness, mental health and identity issues, and emerging sexuality.

Delta Sierra Juliet
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Archived107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney 14 - 16 Mar 2019

Delta Sierra Juliet

Audrey review: A loner is drawn into a tailspin of obsession and grief and we can't help but follow.

Every Brilliant Thing
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 8 - 31 Mar 2019

Every Brilliant Thing

Audrey review: A warm and wise hour of storytelling sends us back into the world counting our blessings.

Monty Python’s Spamalot
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MusicalHayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney 6 Mar - 13 Apr 2019

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Audrey review: Old material and shallow characters allows Spamalot to rise only so high.

Seed Bomb
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ArchivedOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 5 - 9 Mar 2019

Seed Bomb

Audrey review: A sleepwalker wakes to new possibilities in Daniela Giorgi's comic consideration of unsustainable city life.

The Miser
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TheatreSydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 2 Mar - 6 Apr 2019

The Miser

Audrey review: Moliere's story of an old skinflint who loves his money more than his children acquires a glimmer of topicality.

Dead Cat Bounce
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TheatreGriffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 22 Feb - 6 Apr 2019

Dead Cat Bounce

Audrey review: A story about an alcoholic writer leaves us to imagine a tougher, more demanding play than the one that has emerged.

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