An actor speaks, offering thoughts that are illuminating, humane, intelligent and sharp.
Diana Simmonds is an author, editor and theatre critic. She is also a regular book reviewer for Limelight. Her arts website Stage Noise is Sydney’s longest established. She has written for Fairfax, News Ltd and Kerry Packer, and at 15 was The Mombasa Times’ yachting correspondent.
Articles by Diana Simmonds
Gale Edwards' production of Ionesco's absurdist tour de force, starring Paul Capsis and iOTA, is brilliant, thought-provoking theatre.
A radical reassessment that refuses to throw the Bard out with the bathwater.
This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming.
This handsome new biography sets the record straight.
Rich fruitcake of a book guaranteed to make you want to break into song.
Neill charts the remarkable adventures of a Melburnian operatic dynasty.
Diana Simmonds considers the showbiz adage, ‘never work with animals or children’, as sound advice on the animal front.
With its large cast, who are always on the move, this patchy production doesn't entirely lend itself to a filmed version with close-ups, as we miss some of the shenanigans.
John Clark delivers a forensic account of NIDA, from shed to world-class institution.
Diana Simmonds implores you to switch off your phone and enjoy the show.
Theatrical legend’s page-turner of a memoir takes no prisoners.
Meyrick reveals Australia’s theatrical history in lockstep with political and social events.