Directed by Tom Healey
Set design by James Browne
With Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore, accompanied by Vincent Colagiuri
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre
August 10 – 13, 2011
Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore are steeped in the traditions of the British and American musical stages, and both are masters of the Australian theatrical idiom that is at once derived from, and subverts, them.
Hayes is a gloriously precise and funny performer, and Livermore’s intelligence and emotional power make him a formidable stage presence. They both know exactly where an audience’s buttons are hidden, and just as exactly how to push them.
So, to the extent that Turns is, as its title suggests, a star turn for two genuine stars, it’s a success.
Link here for the complete review in The West Australian