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A man regally dressed in fancy 17th century style formal wear reaches out to another man in whiote robes. he is crouching on the floor with the hands raised together in front of him Timely reminder of the power of satire
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Timely reminder of the power of satire

5 April 2022

The WAAPA third year acting students’ sparkling revival of Moliere’s classic Tartuffe speaks to the kind of cynicism so prevalent in our halls of power today, writes Jan Hallam.

Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
YUCK_Circus_at_Woodford_shoot_credit_David_Kelly A group of women stand with their arms crossed, looking tough. They are wearing black briefs and crop tops. The photo is black and white. Deadset at the heart of Fringe
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Deadset at the heart of Fringe

25 January 2021

Think you’ve seen everything circus has to offer? Jan Hallam says the all-heart, all-woman Deadset crew had the audience giddy with delight.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
A woman stands at a podim, her arms posed as if asking a question. She has short dark curly hair and wears bright pink earrings and a bright pink top under a black sleeveless jacket. Stories that mustn’t remain untold
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Stories that mustn’t remain untold

20 January 2021

The righteous anger of earlier productions of The Vagina Monologues has strengthened and deepened, Jan Hallam finds, and the themes of women’s oppression and fear are still disappointingly relevant.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
The Black Swan State Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne) co-production of Tim Winton's 'Cloudstreet', at His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia. Photographed by Philip Gostelow, 20th February 2020. A tangled tale told well
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A tangled tale told well

23 February 2020

It takes hours to unfold, but Jan Hallam says ‘the big baggy story’ of Cloudstreet is well worth revisiting.

Reading time • 7 minutesPerth Festival
All hail the new order
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All hail the new order

12 February 2020

Jan Hallam says Hecate, Yirra Yaakin’s Noongar interpretation of Macbeth, is a breathtaking achievement.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
Luke Carrol, Tony Briggs, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra.BITNW_STC_2018Brisbane_creditPrudenceUpton_049. Luke Carrol, Tony Briggs, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra.BITNW_STC_2018Brisbane_creditPrudenceUpton_049. Building bridges with laughter
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Building bridges with laughter

15 September 2019

Review: Black Swan presents Sydney Theatre Company, Black is the New White ·
Heath Ledger Theatre, 14 September ·
Review by Jan Hallam ·

Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio