Review

As Gaslight illuminates the stage, no one escapes unscathed

Simon McCarthy
Updated June 20 2024 - 1:54pm, first published June 19 2024 - 4:31pm
Kate Fitzpatrick as housemaid Elizabeth in Gaslight, produced by Newtheatricals, which opens at the Civic Theatre on June 19.
Kate Fitzpatrick as housemaid Elizabeth in Gaslight, produced by Newtheatricals, which opens at the Civic Theatre on June 19.

Homer's epic, the Iliad, famously begins with a single word: Wrath. "Sing, goddess, of the wrath of Peleus' son Achilles". It's an immortal line that, in so few words, sets the tone for everything that comes after it.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016. Contact McCarthy on Signal at @SimonMcCarthy.50 or via this link: https://signal.me/#eu/SogMRDSICna4awnaQul1KAYAonquE3VoSG1eSaxudp73Pq8de-tDPI2GvkjVjoZR

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