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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Mur­ray Black

Twelfth Night Belvoir pre­sents its lat­est pro­duc­tion of Shake­speare’s clas­sic tale Twelfth Night. Twins Viola and Se­bas­tian are washed up on the shores of a strange land fol­low­ing a ship­wreck, each un­aware of the other’s fate. The play ex­plores not only the themes of mud­dled iden­tity and ex­u­ber­ant cel­e­bra­tion but also melan­cho­lia among may­hem. Star­ring Peter Car­roll as Malvo­lio, and Nikki Shiels as Viola. The show is di­rected by Ea­mon Flack and fea­tures Anita Hegh, John Howard, Lu­cia Mas­tran­tone, Am­ber McMa­hon, An­thony Phe­lan, Damien Ryan, Emele Ugavule and Keith Robinson. Up­stairs The­atre, Belvoir St The­atre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills. To­day, 2pm and 8pm. Tick­ets: $37-$72. Book­ings: (02) 9699 3444 or on­line. Un­til Septem­ber 4. Those Who Fall in Love This is a love story that moves from a Cold War Rus­sian sub­ma­rine to an Ap­palachian snow field, fol­low­ing four sto­ries and 11 char­ac­ters as they nav­i­gate the time­less ter­rain of fall­ing in love. Writ­ten by award-win­ning play­wright Fine­gan Kruck­e­meyer and di­rected by Adam Mitchell. SBW Sta­bles The­atre, 10 Nim­rod Street, Kings Cross. Opens Tonight, 7pm. Tick­ets: $19-$38. Book­ings: (02) 9361 3817 or on­line. Un­til Au­gust 6. was equally im­pres­sive. He sus­tained firm-voiced power and pierc­ing clar­ity while his el­e­gant phras­ing and im­pas­sioned in­ten­sity cre­ated a pow­er­ful ac­count of Act II’s Flower Song. For­tu­nately, the smaller sup­port­ing roles were strongly sung and the Opera Aus­tralia cho­rus im­pressed, and con­duc­tor An­drea Molino and the orches­tra pro­vided swift, sparkling and stylish ac­com­pa­ni­ments. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Mon­day, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $44-$330. Book­ings: (02) 9250 7777 or on­line. Un­til Au­gust 12.

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