Clas­si­cal

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Deb­o­rah Jones

can lead them out of their bunker to mu­si­cal free­dom. Ben El­ton’s book is pure hokum, ob­vi­ously, but serves its pur­pose oddly well. It’s not a big stretch to fit Queen’s high­oc­tane songs into a sce­nario so glee­fully the­atri­cal, know­ing, camp and rev­er­en­tial, some­times all at once. And what songs. The show has a great cast and band, with Erin Clare (pic­tured), Jaz Flow­ers and Casey Dono­van out­stand­ing. I doubt the deep fu­ture will re­vere We Will Rock You as a mas­ter­piece of 21stcen­tury mu­si­cal theatre but the show can­nily knows ex­actly what it is, and de­liv­ers. It’s deliri­ously, ma­jes­ti­cally mad en­ter­tain­ment. Syd­ney Lyric Theatre. Pir­rama Road, Pyr­mont. Tonight, 8pm. Tick­ets: $60-$140. Book­ings: 136 100 or on­line. Un­til June 26. Dis­graced “They dis­graced us. And then they pre­tend they don’t un­der­stand the rage we’ve got.” This line is from a young Mus­lim man (played by Shiv Palekar) who en­ters Ayad Enso String Quar­tet The Enso String Quar­tet brings a bold pro­gram to Syd­ney for its Aus­tralian de­but. String Quar­tet No 2 from Ar­gen­tinian com­poser Gi­nastera (who was fea­tured on Enso’s Gram­mynom­i­nated first al­bum), Lud­wig van Beethoven’s The Harp and Joaquin Tu­rina’s Span­ish Ser­e­nata. In­cludes the world pre­miere per­for­mance of a new work by Bren­ton Broad­stock com­mis­sioned for Enso’s world tour. City Recital Hall, 2 An­gel Place, Syd­ney. May 30, 7pm. Tick­ets: $30-$103. Book­ings: 1800 688 482 or on­line. im­ages of ur­ban life in the Ger­man cap­i­tal. For the first time Mar­quardt will show his im­ages in Aus­tralia as part of a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Head On Photo Festival and the Goethe-In­sti­tut. Am­bush Gallery, Level 3, Cen­tral Park, 28 Broad­way, Chip­pen­dale. Daily, 12pm-8pm. In­quiries: (02) 8008 8516. Ends to­mor­row.

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