Razor jar to Sydney’s legendary past

Vashti Hughes as Tilly Devine

It’s a bitterly cold night in Sydney’s Darlinghurst; one of the coldest in 80-odd years, they reckon, which is fitting, because I’m on my way to see Mum’s In, a show about Sydney’s underworld in the 1930s, at the height of Darlinghurst’s razorgangs…

Read more of my review of the Brand X Production show Mum’s In: Stories from Razorhurst, written and performed by Vashti Hughes, directed by James Winter with composition by Ross Johnston: http://bit.ly/lQO9Sz


And, speaking of witches…

The Burning is a (relatively) new play by Australian playwright Duncan Ley, inspired by 17th Century witch hunts in Germany. I will write more extensively about this later; for now, here’s a downloadable interview with director Ray Frankel. It features very graphic descriptions of the torture process; don’t say I didn’t warn you! The play opens tonight (June 18th) and runs until July 2nd at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood. And it’s only twenty bucks. There is a $17 concession but I don’t think anyone who’s young enough to qualify for it should be allowed in the theatre, judging by the excerpts that accompany the interview.