Mates blogger: Simon Parris


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Simon Parris
Simon is a Melbourne-based theatregoer and critic, who reviewed for many years for Theatre People and the Sunday Herald Sun. He has also acted, directed and choreographed, and has served on the boards of the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Committee and The Opera Studio Melbourne. In addition to productions in Melbourne, on his extensive travels, Simon reviews shows in Sydney and on annual trips to Broadway and the West End. He now blogs independently at simonparrismaninchair.com.
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The latest from Simon's site


Melbourne Shakespeare Company: King Lear review 28th May 2021
Melbourne Opera: Macbeth review 21st May 2021
Opera Australia: Ernani review [Melbourne 2021] 14th May 2021
CLOC Musical Theatre: Priscilla Queen of the Desert review 12th May 2021
Opera Australia: Aida review [Melbourne 2021] 11th May 2021
The Wedding Singer review [Melbourne] 4th May 2021
Drummer Queens review 2nd May 2021
Fangirls review [Melbourne 2021] 1st May 2021
Red Stitch: The Cane review 10th April 2021
Coral Browne: This F**king Lady review 9th April 2021
Hamilton review [Sydney 2021] 27th March 2021
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata review [2021] 26th March 2021
Pinchgut Opera: Monteverdi’s Vespers review [Melbourne] 26th March 2021
Melbourne Shakespeare Company: The Winter’s Tale review 7th March 2021
The Australian Ballet: Summertime at the Ballet review 26th February 2021
Melbourne Opera: Das Rheingold review 4th February 2021
Frank Van Straten: Hanky-Panky book review 3rd February 2021
Come From Away review [Melbourne 2021] 28th January 2021
David McAllister: Soar book review 30th September 2020
Who’s Your Baghdaddy review 24th June 2020
The Australian Ballet: Volt review 13th March 2020
Melbourne Theatre Company: Emerald City review 11th March 2020
Victorian Opera: Salome review 25th February 2020
Billy Elliot the Musical review 23rd February 2020
Shrek the Musical review [Melbourne] 20th February 2020
Melbourne Theatre Company: Torch the Place review 15th February 2020
Melbourne Opera: Fidelio review 5th February 2020
Melbourne Theatre Company: Home, I’m Darling review 25th January 2020
Gertrude Opera: As One review 23rd January 2020
Opera and Ballet Year in Review 2019 26th December 2019
Musical Theatre Year in Review 2019 20th December 2019
Chicago review [Melbourne 2019] 20th December 2019
Victorian Opera: The Barber of Seville review 13th December 2019
The Australian Ballet School: Summer Season 2019 review 6th December 2019
Opera Australia: Faust review [Melbourne 2019] 27th November 2019
Legally Blonde review [Melbourne 2019] 24th November 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company: Kiss of The Spider Woman review 23rd November 2019
Music Theatre Melbourne: Electric Dreams review 21st November 2019
Opera Australia: Turandot review [Melbourne 2019] 20th November 2019
Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre: Oil review 17th November 2019
Opera Australia: Bryn Terfel in Concert review [Melbourne] 10th November 2019
Opera Australia: Two Weddings, One Bride review 8th November 2019
The Production Company: Ragtime review 2nd November 2019
Pursued by Bear: Bright Star review 27th October 2019
Jekyll and Hyde 25th Anniversary Concert review 26th October 2019
OSMaD: Miss Saigon review 18th October 2019
Victorian Opera: The Selfish Giant review 17th October 2019
CLOC Musical Theatre: Mamma Mia! review 13th October 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company: Black is the New White review 6th October 2019
IOpera: Jonny Strikes Up! review 5th October 2019
From Broadway to La Scala 2019 review 27th September 2019
Opera Australia: Ghost Sonata review 26th September 2019
The Australian Ballet: Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker review 20th September 2019
Melbourne Opera: Norma review 17th September 2019
Manilla Street Productions: The Beautiful Game review 15th September 2019
The Australian Ballet: Sylvia review 1st September 2019
Watch This: Sunday in the Park with George review 22nd August 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company: Golden Shield review 17th August 2019
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory review [Melbourne] 15th August 2019
Opera Australia: Andrea Chénier in Concert review [Melbourne] 14th August 2019
The Production Company: Thoroughly Modern Millie review 4th August 2019
Come from Away review [Melbourne] 20th July 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company: Shakespeare in Love review 20th July 2019
Victorian Opera: Heroic Bel Canto review 15th July 2019
Bring it On the Musical review [Melbourne 2019] 13th July 2019
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! review [Broadway 2019] 4th July 2019
Moulin Rouge review [Broadway] 3rd July 2019
Tootsie review 2nd July 2019
Beetlejuice the Musical review 28th June 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company: Storm Boy review 22nd June 2019
Sweeney Todd review [Melbourne] 20th June 2019
The Australian Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland review [Melbourne 2019] 9th June 2019
Opera Australia: Il Viaggio a Reims review [Melbourne 2019] 25th May 2019
The Production Company: Lazarus review 22nd May 2019
CLOC Musical Theatre: Kinky Boots review 19th May 2019
Opera Australia: Così fan tutte review [Melbourne 2019] 15th May 2019
Opera Australia: Rigoletto review [Melbourne 2019] 12th May 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company: Così review 5th May 2019
Barnum review [Melbourne 2019] 2nd May 2019
Opera Australia: West Side Story review [Melbourne 2019] 9th April 2019
Muriel’s Wedding the Musical review [Melbourne] 23rd March 2019

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