Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Is it so that the intestines of cats
Strung the staunch wooden racquets
Of the ladies in starched dresses
So pleated and hard white?

Are the universes all kept like beetles
In a matchbox in the bottom drawer
Of a desk at which no-one sits,
Nor may ever have sat?

Writing a lengthy To Do list
Whilst idly stroking a cat
That grew the generic for any beast
That gave its guts for our glory,

One item is to consult the entrails
For the origins of all the species
That jostle and snore, frolic and claw
In the matchbox of your bottom drawer.

- Larry Buttrose

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


'And we are, aren’t we, us fiftysomethings? We’re the pierced and tattooed, shorts-wearing, skunk-smoking, OxyContin-popping, neurotic dickheads who’ve presided over the commoditisation of the counterculture; we’re the ones who took the avant-garde and turned it into a successful rearguard action by the flying columns of capitalism’s blitzkrieg; we’re the twats who sat there saying that there was no distinction between high and popular culture, and that adverts should be considered as an art form; we’re the idiots who scrumped the golden apples from the Tree of Jobs until our bellies swelled and we jetted slurry from our dickhead arseholes – slurry we claimed was “cultural criticism”.' - Will Self

Now, who got out on the wrong side of the bed? But all this is true of course. Pomo theory stunted the brains of a generation who had been denied a formal secondary education before that, impeded their curiosity and lambasted individual critical thinking. Thus we have students regurgitating theory they don't understand in words they can't spell and sentences they cannot phrase. Fortunately we can blame the French - the words arrogant poseur are their own after all.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Coming up on Sat 11 October 2014, Katoomba Theatre Company presents a special preview of Heather Lee's one woman show DIVA DIVINE that is having its world premiere at this year's Parramasala International Arts Festival in Sydney. 

Written and Directed by Larry Buttrose, with Musical Direction by Kim Cunio, it is the story of an English opera singer touring India in 1899 who falls in love with an Indian man. 

Gifted with "Australia's purest voice" (The Age) Heather Lee sings some of the most beautiful music ever composed in Europe and India. 

When: 8pm Sat 11 October. 

Where: The Baroque Room at The Carrington in Katoomba. Duration: 60 mins. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Tiriel Mora as Kurtz, and Aaron Jeffery, Kate Fraser and Janine Penfold in last Saturday's full house Katoomba Theatre Company reading of my play KURTZ, based on Conrad's Heart of Darkness, at the Baroque Room, The Carrington, Katoomba. 


KURTZ cast - Tiriel Mora, Jeremy Johnson, Ingle Knight, Aaron Jeffery, Jimmy Tredinnick, Duncan Wass, front - Kate Fraser, and Larry Buttrose, writer/director

Belvoir Original Shareholders party

With Geoffrey Rush holding the Belvoir book at the Belvoir Original Shareholders 30th anniversary party, Sydney 17 August 2014