Ned's Latest Articles
Theatre review: Saplings, Sydney Festival
Stories of young people in the youth justice system.
Book review: Beatrix & Fred, Emily Spurr
Two loners and their odd, off-kilter relationship.
Theatre review: The Seagull, Roslyn Packer Theatre
A contemporary version of Chekhov's famous play shows 'The Seagull' has lost none of its relevance.
Theatre review: Twelfth Night, Sydney Opera House
This production of Shakespeare's classic gender swap comedy deliberately dramatises its tragic elements.
Theatre review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Roslyn Packer Theatre
Oscar Wilde's hilarious play sparkles for another season.
Book review: Eta Draconis, Brendan Ritchie
An award-winning 'cli-fi' novel tracks two sisters as they make their way in a dying world.
Book review: Birnam Wood, Eleanor Catton
What happens when a gardening guerrilla group becomes entangled with a billionaire?
Book review: Shirley, Ronnie Scott
An opaque book that navigates the liminal spaces between relationships.
Book review: Great Australian Rascals, Rogues and Ratbags, Jim Haynes
True crime characters in Australia's history.
Book review: Hopeless Kingdom, Kgshak Akec
From South Sudan to Australia, this award-winning novel tracks the journey of childhood, family and the migrant experience.