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We Will Rock You

Wed, 4 May 2016

Ben Elton has crafted a story of immense silliness and camp cliché that somehow works perfectly with the hard driving yet fey rock style of the inimitable Freddie Mercury. It’s not gonna change the world but it’s a hell of a fun night ou...

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Bad Jews | Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group

Wed, 4 May 2016

Bad Jews, a somewhat provocatively titled, black comedy by US playwright, Joshua Harmon, is about identity, family and le...

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Coriolanus | Heartstring

Wed, 4 May 2016

Do you want to see what women are capable of when they are permitted to reveal themselves as strong characters who both instigate and carry the action? Then make a point of catching a performance of Shakespeare's Coriolanus at the Mechanics Intstutite in Brunswick until 8 Ma...

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Miss Julie | Melbourne Theatre Company

Tue, 3 May 2016

With their latest season, the Melbourne Theatre Company have taken this frisson-filled Mid-Summers eve, and made it into a multimedia exercise that just doesn’t quite sa...

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With Love and Fury | Katie Noonan and Brodsky Quartet

Mon, 2 May 2016

The narrative alludes to a profound concern for the environment and our relationship with the land and its people – issues that Judith Wright felt strongly about during her life as a conservationist and an Aboriginal rights ac...

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2016 Perth Comedy Festival Showcase

Sun, 1 May 2016

MC Ray Badran introduced the Showcase with a relaxed amusing rant covering food fads and dieting. He has lost weight and wants to “out” some diet foods for what they really ar...

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Pennsylvania Avenue | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sun, 1 May 2016

Such is the magic of theatre that the Sydney Opera House is transmogrified into the White House for a nostalgic ninety minutes in the memory lane music and lyrics of Pennsylvania Av...

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Much Ado About Nothing | Queensland Theatre Company

Sun, 1 May 2016

Much Ado About Nothing is easily one of Shakespeare's most successful works, with a theme ever relevant it remains one of his more hilarious, whimsical and witty co...

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The River | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Sun, 1 May 2016

Red Stitch’s latest production is The River by British playwright Jez Butterworth, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 20...

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How to Hold Your Breath | Loud Mouth Theatre Company

Sat, 30 Apr 2016

We think we’re safe in “the west” from the atrocities that happen elsewhere; the war, the poverty, the displacement. To deal with the Devil seems just as unlikely, until it ha...

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With Love and Fury | Katie Noonan and Brodsky Quartet

Sat, 30 Apr 2016

With her chestnut hair bleached and shorn, her buckled boots and her ockerish banter with the audience and musicians, Katie Noonan woos us with ordinariness. But, as soon as the first notes are struck and she opens her mouth to sing, we know we are in the presence of the di...

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The World Keeps Happening | Tom Ballard

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

Tom Ballard’s show The World Keeps Happening is everything a thesaurus could pump out at you if you looked up the word fu...

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Peddling | Melbourne Theatre Company

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

The play follows the day in the life of this disaffected youth on the fringe of society, as he tries to make sense of himself and his troubled up...

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Perth Comedy Festival Gala

Wed, 27 Apr 2016

It’s always an unknown when you buy tickets to a show like the Gala, because the cast is not announced beforehand. There would have been very few disappointed punters with this comedy line up...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar | JWR Productions & Michael Sieders

Tue, 26 Apr 2016

The magic of the book has now been brought gloriously to the stage by Jonathan Rockefeller, who combines the caterpillar’s famous tale with 3 other beloved Carle stories, and brings them to life with the use of 75 pu...

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Swallow | National Theatre of Parramatta

Sun, 24 Apr 2016

In choosing to stage Swallow, the company has not taken the easy option of delivering a crowd pleasing night at the theatre. It is a tough, terrifying, complex and conflicting play that demands attention. And this production is palpably ar...

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Dogmatic | Hannah Gadsby

Sun, 24 Apr 2016

Hannah Gadsby took the stage to thunderous applause. I think a comedian can be truly stated to have “made it” when they play a venue as sizeable as “The Ma...

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Little Shop of Horrors | Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions

Sun, 24 Apr 2016

Little Shop of Horrors is a superb revival of a cult musical classic that’s also an evening of unadulterated bliss.

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Shakespeare Live! from the RSC

Melbourne | Tuesday, 3 May 2016

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Name a great Great British actor. Dame Helen Mirren. Keep going. Sir Ian McKellan. Go on. Dame Judy Dench. And? Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Sher, David Suchet, Meera Syal, Rory Kinnear, Anne-Marie Duff, Harriet Walter, Henry Goodman, Simon Russell,  Roger Allam... Now imagine them all in the same show. All of them? And mo...

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Little Shop of Horrors | Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions
Little Shop of Horrors is a superb revival of a cult musical classic that’s also an evening of unadulterated bliss.
Swallow | National Theatre of Parramatta
In choosing to stage Swallow, the company has not taken the easy option of delivering a crowd pleasing night at the theatre...
Disgraced | Sydney Theatre Company
Disgraced is play about prejudices, both unexamined and overwrought, the assimilation and persistence of culture, the (in)e...
With Love and Fury | Katie Noonan and Brodsky Quartet
With her chestnut hair bleached and shorn, her buckled boots and her ockerish banter with the audience and musicians, Katie...
Extra Ordinary | Frank Woodley
Some may nay say; a comedian trying to do Shakespeare is way to dusty death, but in the gifted, meandering, manic mechanics...

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Celebrating the Life of Roy David Page
Public ceremony to honour one of Australia’s most talented creative artists to be held in Brisbane.