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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - JM

Grif­fin Theatre Com­pany, SBW Sta­bles Theatre, 10 Nim­rod Street, Kings Cross. Ends to­day, 2pm and 7pm. Tick­ets: $35-$55. Book­ings: (02) 9361 3817. A Flea in Her Ear Here is a mod­ern adap­ta­tion by An­drew Up­ton of Ge­orges Fey­deau’s 1907 play that re­places the scan­dal of mere adul­tery with some­thing ou­tra­geous enough to serve in these more deca­dent times. Si­mon Phillips di­rects this Syd­ney Theatre Com­pany pro­duc­tion with a feel­ing for the in­ex­orable logic that un­der­lies the ab­sur­dity of it all, and a splen­didly chore­ographed cas­cade of stage busi­ness, full of doors, stair­cases, se­cret cup­boards and prat­falls. We watch as the char­ac­ters’ wily plans, se­cret de­sires and out­raged re­ac­tions all lead to chaos. This is a work that ex­ploits, to great comic ef­fect, the con­stant sur­prise of hu­man folly. Crowded House: En­core It has been 20 years since Crowded House last per­formed at the Syd­ney Opera House, in the band’s ac­claimed to the World con­cert. Play­ing on the venue’s fore­court, the 13time ARIA award-win­ning group is per­form­ing for ARIA Week. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. To­day and to­mor­row, 6pm. Tick­ets: $123 (re­turns only). Book­ings: (02) 9250 7111 or on­line.

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