Ned Hirst

Ned Hirst is a lawyer and writer based in Sydney whose work has appeared in Overland, The Australian Law Journal and elsewhere. He tweets at @ned_hirst.

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Book review: Sadvertising, Ennis Ćehić

A surreal and satirical collection of short stories set in and around the world of advertising.

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Theatre review: North by Northwest, Sydney Lyric Theatre

Based on the Hitchcock film, this seamless production really wants you to enjoy yourself.

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Theatre review: Hamlet, Bell Shakespeare

A surprisingly respectful adaptation that allows the original words to shine.

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Book review: Son of Sin, Omar Sakr

The poet's debut novel ranges over the big issues of sex, family, religion and self-identity.

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Theatre review: The End of Winter, Griffin Theatre Company

A monologue about climate change and extreme disruptions in temperature.

A woman sits and two men stand around a kitchen table engaged in passionate conversation.
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Theatre review: At What Cost?, Belvoir

A timeless tragedy that prompts questions about land and (Indigenous) identity.

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Theatre review: Six: The Musical, Sydney Opera House

Not for historical purists, this musical is more an ode to sisterhood.

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Theatre review: Jagged Little Pill, the Musical

The first Australian iteration for this international musical succeeds with 'shameless, winning earnestness'.

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Theatre review: Home Chat, Genesian Theatre Company

Lies and subterfuge in Noël Coward play about (possible) adultery.

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Theatre review: The Boomkak Panto, Belvoir Street Theatre

An exuberantly silly panto with bonus sing-a-along.

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