The title of this book is apt. The choke is something I felt from the first moment. It’s also the main thing you worry about when you have small children.
While the book is not about strangulation, it is about children and adults who have not progressed much beyond the infantile. The vulnerability is palpable.
It starts with a frantic kids’ fight. Justine (Jussy) has teeth that are struggling through the gums. She is about six years old. It’s so vivid you can feel the power in her little legs.
We don’t know much about her yet, except that she is playing with big boys and one of them has access to a rifle. Continue reading
Performance Review: 22JAN17 Sydney
As much a theatrical performance as a musical one, this show is high concept.
Accompanied by a ten-piece band with sections of brass, keyboards, and drums, the show is themed entirely around the newest album, Hope Six Demolition Project. It’s a profoundly dark and politically-infused protest. Continue reading
In the Natural Way of Things, Verla and Yolanda are familiar protagonists. Yolanda has been in a sex scandal with multiple football players (let’s assume NRL) and the highly educated Verla has been in a relationship with a married politician who has left her–the details are never crystal clear. Continue reading