Saw Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia last night, performed by third year theatre students at Charles Sturt University. Not enough boys, so girls got to play some of the key parts, including Septimus Hodge, played by a very tall beautiful girl – and it worked! She was an interesting gender-bender Septimus. I think her name’s Penny. I didn’t know the play at all before I saw it – a lot of it washed over and around me – but I loved it. I loved the mandelbrot sets, mystery, the same table, the same room, layers and layers and who is this hermit? Oh, here he is, right in front of you!

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