Dogs Barking

Dogs Barking

Neil is laying claim to the home he abandoned. Alex is determined to stop him. Over the course of a single weekend they scratch in the rubble that remains of their relationship, exhuming stale rows, fresh resentments and some of the tenderness they lost.

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Double Booked

Double Booked

The Sydney Fringe Festival has made a mistake and booked two comedians in the same room at the same time. This is the result. This is not a double act.

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Punk Rock Review – Sydney Morning Herald

Punk Rock Review – Sydney Morning Herald

Hell’s Like Teen Spirit: Naive, Cruel ATYP Studio, The Wharf, July 27. Until August 11 Even without recent events in Aurora, Colorado playing on your mind, this production of Simon Stephens’s 2009 drama will just about floor you with the cold ferocity of its climax.   School daze: Darcie Irwin Simpson and Sam O’Sullivan Punk Rock is set in the stuffy library of a selective school in well-heeled Stockport, Manchester. Its habitués are the high-achievers, mostly from comfortable backgrounds: straight-A student Cissy...

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Punk Rock Review – Augusta Supple

Punk Rock Review – Augusta Supple

Punk Rock | ATYP Sometimes a play sticks to your ribs and makes it hard to breathe, or hard to move. Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock has found its way into the wooden heart of the wharf, in ATYPs Under the Wharf season with a bright and ambitious collective (Pants Guys Productions) and my dear friend Anthony Skuse at the helm. I have been watching the work of Pants Guys Productions as their portfolio of work proliferates – they are everywhere – passionate and ready. If anyone knows the burning urgency to escape a small town life, its me. And...

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Punk Rock Review – Daily Telegraph

Punk Rock Review – Daily Telegraph

Teen drama with powerful performances August 05, 2012 STAGED so soon after the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, which brought back memories of Columbine, Punk Rock feels extremely topical. Those events may have taken place in the US but adolescent angst is everywhere and Punk Rock plugs powerfully into the emotional turbulence of being a teenager. This terrific 2009 play by British playwright Simon Stephens is set in a selective high school where a group of articulate sixth formers hang out in a dingy library as they prepare for their mock A...

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