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Thank you, 2012: Taking my theatre to new places

As you might have seen from my Favourite Theatre 2012 list, I saw lots of theatre in lots of different places this year. I also had multiple productions of my own work across four different cities: Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and a reading in New York City.
First of all, I’d like to thank my collaborators in the Wooden Leg – our little theatre company, that’s still learning to make theatre but has plans for the future, so look out! Thank you, Wallis Murphy-Munn, Andrew Dodds and Hayley-Lawson Smith for challenging me, supporting me and giving of yourselves in the form of new works we will develop over the course of 2013.
And in chronological order:
Thank you David Attrill and Erin McMullen for their work on Like a House on Fire, as part of Short & Sweet Sydney 2012.
Thank you – please don’t let me forget anyone – Renee Palmer, Christine Husband, Adrienne Sloan, Andre Stefan White, Ryan Hodge and the team at Revolt for their work on Painting with Words & Fire. Also, a hat tip …

My Favourite Theatre of 2012

This year, I saw shows in Adelaide, New York, Sydney and Melbourne. Here are my Top Ten, Runners-Up and Honourable Mentions.
They are listed in alphabetical order. I didn’t want to torture myself by having to rank them.
THE TOP TEN
BOY GIRL WALL - The Escapists, Melbourne Theatre Company A smart, insightful, cleverly-written, engagingly-performed monologue about a Boy, a Girl and the Wall in between them.

THE BOYS - Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney Sam Strong’s powerful production of the heavy-hitting Australian classic. A tour-de-force for everyone involved.
INTO THE WOODS - Public Theatre, New York Any show, even one of Sondheim’s best, might not be able to live up to the expectation I had for wanting to see it in Central Park so badly I based my trip to New York around when it was playing. It exceeded expectations.
ONCE - Broadway The perfect little movie is developed into a perfectly crafted immersive stage musical. A revelation.
ON THE MISCONCEPTION OF OEDIPUS - Malthouse The Oedipus m…