The Book of Everything

Yesterday we took the kids to the Belvoir St Theatre to see The Book of Everything, I’d had the tickets tucked away in my diary for more than a year and had completely forgotten what the play was about, all I remembered was that it was meant to be good for ages 8 and up. From Australian Stage The Book of Everything | Theatre of Image & Company B Belvoir AUNTIE PIE: Have you thought about what you want to be when you grow up, Thomas? THOMAS: Happy. I want to be happy. The Book of Everything centres on nine-year … Continue reading The Book of Everything

Drama

I’m not usually a big fan of drama in my life, but there are varieties I quite enjoy. Last night we had a bit of both. Tom was dropped off at rehearsal for his Drama school‘s end of year showcase performance at 3:30pm, he was happy and excited and all was well with the world. When we arrived just after 6:00pm he was sitting outside looking somewhat forlorn. I asked if he was ok and he announced he was feeling sick and wanted to go home. I had a strong suspicion that either something had happened that upset him or … Continue reading Drama

Baghdad Wedding

Tonight Adam and I went to see Baghdad Wedding at the Belvoir Street theatre. It was very good, well worth seeing. My mum had gone earlier in the week to see it with friends and phoned me a little worried that we might not enjoy the play because she’d found it quite harrowing and confronting but I said all I cared was whether it was any good. I can see why mum was discomforted, there’s a fair bit of graphic sex and violence stuff in there, but there was also a good dose of humour. I thought the acting was … Continue reading Baghdad Wedding

Seventeen years

In September of 1988, one month shy of my 18th birthday I went to a party I had not been invited to. My best mate’s girlfriend had been invited so we figured that was close enough. I knew a fair few of the people there, well, their faces and names at any rate, they were people who had been 2 years ahead of me at high school. It was a pretty good party, we danced and were silly and there may have been some booze involved (ok, there was definitely half a bottle of vodka involved but SHHH don’t tell … Continue reading Seventeen years

The Nargun and the Stars

The Nargun and the Stars “The magical world of Patricia Wrightson’s much-loved novel comes to life on stage in a stunning visual feast, featuring ERTH’s large scale puppets, live actors, and digital animation. The story follows Simon, a boy orphaned and relocated to his distant cousins’ bush farm, where he soon meets the indigenous creatures of the land: the trickster Potkoorok, the mischievous Turongs, the cave-dwelling Nyols and the Nargun, a terrifying stone creature. Combining visual spectacle with Wrightson’s warmth, humour and richly drawn characters, this is a story of not only adventure and discovery, but also of respect for … Continue reading The Nargun and the Stars