For further details check company websites
The National Play Festival is in town with a huge range of readings, workshops and presentations. You can get the details on their terrific website. Hamlet and The Little Dog Laughed continue for La Boite and Queensland Theatre Company respectively. Blog discussions on both productions can be found by following the links to posts in Greenroom’s live feed column on the home page. Incidentally, you might be interested in this poster which just popped up out of nowhere; it’s from the the 2000 film production of Hamlet in which Ethan Hawke appeared as our film-student hero.
The National Play Festival
Hamlet by William Shakespeare dir David Berthold at the Roundhouse
The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane dir Michael Gow at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
Commissioning W/rights Industry Panel at !Metro Arts Studio (6.3opm Tuesday) followed by a free performance of Chasing the Lollyman by Mark Sheppard dir Liz Skitch Debase TC
Further details on session times @ La Boite’s website Click the La Boite logo on Greenroom’s homepage.
Online Reviews and Blog Commentary:
Web-based reviews are listed as published
Hamletd: xsEntertainment blog (Xanthe Coward)
Hamlet Reviewed: Performing Arts Blog (Katherine Lyall-Watson)
Hamlet Review: Courier Mail Arts Blog (Tonya Turner)
Hamlet: ABC Brisbane 612 (Nigel Munro-Wallis)
Hoodie wearing Hamlet mixes horror with humour in a play for our times: The Australian (Bree Hadley)
Hamlet: Absolute Theatre (Eric Scott)
Hamlet in the box: ugly-beautiful: Greenroom blog (Dave Burton)
Scene Magazine : (Kate Gilpin)
Hamlet: Time Out (Baz McAlister)
Hamlet: A Little Gossip (Alison Cotes)
La Boite’s Hamlet: Not for the Fainthearted: M/C Reviews (Nick Terrell)
Hamlet: Brisbane Critiques (Kellie Scott)
Hamlet: La Boite Australian Stage Online (Caitlin Gahan)
Theatre’s been my life and passion for as long as I can recall. Even as a child I remember getting the **tingles** in my fingers as the house lights went to half, and the overture swelled or the curtains parted. The curtains may have gone from most theatres, but not much else has changed … you can add sweaty palms, and sometimes churning stomach to the list above when I became a professional.
I’ve had quite a few tingles this past year as audience and professional … tingle junkie me. Time to jot them down. Continue reading Gone but not forgotten: my best of 2007 theatre