Being Norwegian: A play at the Old Fitz Theatre, Woolloomooloo

Nope, nope, nope, Being Norwegian is not a step-by-step account, performed on a stage, of how to be a fjord-loving, outdoorsy, Viking-battling Nordic specimen.  No (or Nei, as they say), Being Norwegian, written by Scottish playwright David Grieg, is a new production by Brevity Theatre currently running at the Old Fitz Theatre in Woolloomooloo. Essentially, the play is about the space between two people who are desperately trying to connect, if only for one night.  It's about the differences ...

Classic Danish fairytale, Wild Swans, comes to life at the Sydney Opera House

I was a bit of a bookworm as a child.  The combination of being a complete social dumb-dumb and my love for reading anything I could get my hands on (the alternative was actually sitting at my little desk and doing my maths homework) meant that I was into reading lots of different genres of stories. The one genre I totally missed out on as I grew older was fairytales. Maybe it's because these stories were best enjoyed when they were being read to you, with voices and sound effects delivered ...

Cristin Kelly’s experience of being an American in Australia

Cristin Kelly, as you will see as you read further on in this blog post, is an American in Australia. She's a wordsmith with a Master’s in Dramaturgy & Theatre Criticism, and, as you'll see from her About page on her blog, Between Roots and Wings, she's also got a wonderful sense of humour, quoting that her Mom (I'm obvs using the American spelling) said of her blog, "This is hands down the best blog I’ve ever read about being an American in Sydney, Australia".  This is Cristin, by the ...