Cheong Liew at Neddys

...fascinating and funny...


Collage 9 March 2017

★★★★ …The Backstories reignites my fondness for family stories and oral histories.

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You will laugh and you will cry!

Review by DEE JEFFERSON 14 October 2016

★★★★ …one of the most heartwarming things on stage this year…Their stories remind the audience of the resilience at the heart of the refugee and migrant experience.

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Who Speaks For Me?

Review by Kevin Jackson's Theatre Diary

15 October 2016

…delicately spellbinding, absorbing, illuminating

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A thrilling hour of theatre

Review by Danielle O'Donohue 22 January 2016

... the best kind of example why a diverse cultural landscape should not only be encouraged in Australia but is essential...Read the full review .

Highly Recommended

Review by Diana Simmonds

Stage Noise, 13 February 2015

... a compelling and always absorbing work that one suspects will result in further discoveries and revelations...

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Crikey review 3.5 Stars

Review by Ben Neutze

Crikey, 13 February 2015

One thing that’s unlikely to change anytime soon is the way photographs connect us to the past — revealing as much as they conceal as moments are captured.

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Capturing the Asian Experience

Review by Jason Blake

The Age, 13 February 2015

... a thought-provoking show and a valuable reminder of the formative influence of Asian peoples on Australian culture and of clumsy and inhumane attempts to downplay, dismiss or caricature it."

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An Enchanting photographic journey between past and present

Review by Michael Coghlan

The Clothesline, 10 Sep 2014

Modern performance artists are spoilt for options: voice live and recorded, images – still and moving, sound and music – live or recorded, multiple screen projections…. but to use them all effectively can be a challenge.

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Captivates and Informs

Review by Barry Lenny

Broadway World, 11 Sep 2014

The focus of Yasukichi Murakami - Through A Distant Lens is the Japanese-Australian photographer, Yasukichi Murakami (1880-1944), who came to Australia as a teenager and spent the rest of his life here. 

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Murakami: A Life Lost and rediscovered

Review by Greg Elliot

In Daily, 10 Sep 2014

Director Malcolm Blaylock has set the show simply and elegantly, employing only two screens upstage and minimal furniture, and has achieved a satisfying balance between live narrative, re-enactment, interview, video and photography. Read the full review .