Issue 4

THE YOUNG PRETENDER

2019-12-18T11:56:36+11:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Review, Stage|Tags: |

The Young Pretender 13-17 September New Theatre By EV Crowe Directed by Marg Nagle   Cast:  Ryan Bown: Charles III Shaun McEachern: Donald Madelaine Osborn: Flora Reviewed by Nathan Lentern Bonnie Prince Charles seeks to restore the House of Stuart to the throne of Great Britain. Proud, idealistic and cavalier he takes extraordinary risks without [...]

OUT OF BOUNDS

2019-12-18T11:56:16+11:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Review, Stage|Tags: |

Out of Bounds Written and directed by Jonathan Solomon 6 to 10 September 2016 PACT Centre for Emerging Artists     Cast: Amy Field- School Secretary Chrissie Antoniadis- School Principal Daniel Asher Smith-Teacher Jade Alex-  Beautician Morgane Stroobant-Pushy Parent Nicholas Carter- Photographer/ Real Estate Agent Reviewed by Nathan Lentern Enter the world of an exclusive [...]

POLITICS AND THE LAW – A LIFE AT THE TOP

2019-12-18T12:02:40+11:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Tom Hughes QC: A Cab on the Rank By Ian Hancock The Federation Press, 2016 ISBN 9781760020583 Australian hb $59.95 International Price $55.00 Reviewed by Paul Henderson The author of this biography of Tom Hughes, Ian Hancock, has previously written a considerable amount of material on Australian history and politics. He is a fellow editor [...]

BEHIND THE HEADLINES – WITH RUPERT MURDOCH’S MAN ABOUT TOWN

2019-12-18T11:58:22+11:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Making Headlines By Chris Mitchell Melbourne University Press 2016 ISBN: (Paperback) 9780522870701 ISBN: (E-Book)9780522870718 RRP: $32.99 pb Reviewed by Ross Fitzgerald For years from the mid-1990s onwards I wrote a regular column for Chris Mitchell when he ran Brisbane’s Courier-Mail and then, from July 2002, when he was editor-in-chief of The Australian. This was the [...]

THE EUROPE WE LEFT BEHIND

2019-12-18T12:02:58+11:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Fault Lines By David Pryce-Jones Criterion Books New York 2015 ISBN10 0985905239 ISBN13 9780985905231 RRP – $30 pb Reviewed by Anne Henderson   Without doubt, the all-time lasting image of the twentieth century is and will remain the Holocaust – the systematic program of Hitler’s Nazi Germany to exterminate Europe’s Jews. Coming after the cosmopolitan years of [...]

AN AUSTRALIA NOW FORGOTTEN – THELMA HEALY’S WAR

2019-12-18T12:03:19+11:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Passage to Pusan – One mother’s 15,000km journey to find the final resting place of her war hero son By Louise Evans PB Publishing 2015 ISBN-9780987191182 RRP – $33 pb       Reviewed by Anne Henderson Writer and journalist Louise Evans has covered many stories in her professional life but admits she was surprised [...]

MUSIC FOR ALL AGES – ON THE COUCH WITH DR LICHTER

2019-12-18T12:03:10+11:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

The Secret Magic of Music - Conversation with Musical Masters By Ida Lichter Select Books Inc 2016 ISBN 978-1-59079-305-3 RRP – $30 pb Reviewed by Anne Henderson   It could be said that music is a human’s most primal intellectual experience. Music is emotional and appeals to the youngest mind through its sensations of sound [...]

A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING LOOK INSIDE A POLITICAL SCANDAL

2019-12-18T12:02:30+11:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Film, Review|Tags: |

Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg Starring: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Sydney Leathers, Lawrence O’Donnell. Released: 2016 In Cinemas Now       Reviewed by Paige Hally Passionate, charismatic and unfortunately named Congressman Anthony Weiner was once a rising star in US politics. Before he developed a reputation for sleazy online behaviour, he was was known [...]

HAM FUNERAL

2019-12-18T11:57:17+11:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Review, Stage|Tags: |

Ham Funeral Written by Patrick White Directed by Ariella Stoian Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 July 2016 PACT Centre for Emerging Artists CAST The Young Man - Mitchell Why Alma Lusty, the Landlady - Penny Day Will Lusty, The Landlord - Lynden Jones The Girl - Sonya Kerr First Relative - Dominica Nicholls Second Relative [...]

BACK TO BITE YOU

2019-12-18T12:02:22+11:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Review, Stage|Tags: |

The Wharf Revue Back to Bite You 18 October- 23 December Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott and Katrina Retallik   The Wharf Revue has returned for another year and with an Australian election having just passed us by and an American election just around the corner there was much to discuss. Creators Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott [...]