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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
No rain on the Dream’s parade
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No rain on the Dream’s parade

17 October 2019

Pop-up Globe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream · Crown Perth, 11 November · Review by Jan Hallam · Another night, another play… thoughtful tragedy, one night; uproarious…

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Hamlet a crowd-pleaser, if not a nerve-tingler
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Hamlet a crowd-pleaser, if not a nerve-tingler

11 October 2019

Review: Pop-up Globe, Hamlet ⋅Crown Perth, October 10 ⋅Review by Jan Hallam⋅ This play at the Pop-up Globe was always going to be tricky for me. I am…

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
Vivienne Awosoga, David Whitney and Will McDonald in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (c) Clare Hawley Vivienne Awosoga, David Whitney and Will McDonald in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (c) Clare Hawley Vivienne Awosoga, David Whitney and Will McDonald in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (c) Clare Hawley Much Ado woos the room
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Much Ado woos the room

8 August 2019

Review: Bell Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing · State Theatre Centre of WA, 7 August · Review by Jan Hallam · What a funny night it…

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
A super charged one-hander
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A super charged one-hander

23 November 2018

Review: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company & Te Rehia Theatre Company, SolOthello · Subiaco Arts Centre, November 21 · Review by Jan Hallam · There are stories…

Reading time • 3 minutesTheatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio