The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Billy Elliot is currently playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and actor Drew Livingston is taking out the role of Tony, Billy’s brother in an emotional role that sees him acting and singing in a number of performances every week.
What I find interesting is how this sequel revives the series without only servicing diehard fans. It’s engaging and feels back to form.
The Report spends almost two hours exposing the unjustness of the American democracy with the same surgical eye of a WSJ investigator.
On the acts side, there is the usuals: contortion, clown acts, balancing acts, but there is also new including a few aerial performances which dazzle and a yo-yo moment that is such a crowd pleaser.
It tries to make important moral points about responsibility, but neither of them are important enough to have weight, nor do they connect with any of the metaphors presented – of which, I believe, there are none.
There is nothing new to explore on the concept of Zombieland, so the film treats this instalment like we’re catching up on an episode of our favourite show.
It’s a classic film about sexuality, social security and financial inequality, but transforms it into a film about the struggles of these individuals and how they “take back” from people who are part of a system that effectively financially ruined a nation.