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As You Like It | Bell Shakespeare

Sun, 26 Apr 2015

This is a delightful and adorable production, the set is gorgeous, and the kind of everywhere-but-nowhere-in-particular set design where the Forest of Arden becomes a hanging garden of colourful blooms, by Michael Hankin is en...

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Samson | La Boite Theatre Company and Belvoir

Thu, 23 Apr 2015

Written by first time playwright Julia Rose-Lewis, Samson covers a lot of ground in a short time, but at its heart it is a play about friendship, grief and gu...

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Alchemy | Ali McGregor

Thu, 23 Apr 2015

Supported by her first class trio ensemble, the incandescent Ali McGregor is smokin’ hot cabaret perfection.

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Here We Go Again | Pablo Francisco

Thu, 23 Apr 2015

American stand-up comic, Pablo Francisco, has returned to Australian shores for the 4th time to deliver his manic comedy routine to adoring fans. In this particular show, Here We Go Again (Back in the Outback) he trials his new animated skits with partner-in-crime, Steve Kr...

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Isabella Stone presents a delicate examination of relationships in an al fresco delight.

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Boys Will Be Boys | Sydney Theatre Company

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

Its an at times grotesque satire of corporate society, full of prurient machismo, greed and moral compromise. It asks what happens to women who compete in a man’s world? Can they get what they want? And at what pr...

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Five Properties of Chainmale | Griffin Independent

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

Five Properties of Chainmale is by no means perfect. But it’s fun nonetheless and the insights are real.

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Orphans | Red Line Productions

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

What happens to us without close, supportive affectionate bonds? What part of ourselves is lost? Can it be recovered? These questions are at the heart of Lyle Kessler’s rivetting play Orphans (1983) on now at the Old Fi...

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Haircuts | Greek Festival of Sydney

Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Haircuts is all about people building a life for themselves and their family. The symbolism of the haircut is that, without realising it, you do in fact leave a piece of yourself wherever life takes yo...

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Rocky Horror Show | Ambassador Theatre Group and John Frost

Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Once you see McLachlan as Frank you will be asking, “Tim who?” It isn’t difficult to see why McLachlan was awarded the 2014 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Male Actor in a Mu...

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Seeing Unseen | Old 505 Theatre Co

Wed, 15 Apr 2015

The play revolves around the lives of two characters, a man and woman of indeterminate age and occupation. They live in an undisclosed city in an apartment with a view. They recognize their own environment through a film of amnesia, leaving them with associations, but no me...

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3:10 to Humour | Rich Hall

Sun, 12 Apr 2015

Rich Hall is one of those comedy acts that really doesn't need to be labelled. He's Rich Hall, and that's that. And he's just about the funniest guy you're likely to see on stage so basically just buy a ticket and know that you will laugh your arse of...

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Gipsy Kings

Sun, 12 Apr 2015

The Gipsy Kings’ performance at the Palais highlighted many favourite songs, such as ‘Djobi Djoba,’ ‘Un Amor,’ ‘Volare,’ and of course ‘Bamboleo,’ probably their most famous song, which the audience sang along to en ma...

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Smackweasel: A Memoir | Ben Pobjie

Fri, 10 Apr 2015

As readers of his TV column or other writings will know, Ben Pobjie is a very smart guy with a razor sharp perception and cutting turn of ph...

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Happy | Khaled Khalafalla

Fri, 10 Apr 2015

Khaled Khalafalla projects a certain air about him, whilst on stage, which rings of confidence (not arrogance) with a sprinkle of potential future fa...

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Kim Kardashian is Bad for the Environment | Dr Pam

Thu, 9 Apr 2015

When comics say humour is a combination of tragedy plus time, they usually mean the past; smart Canadian-born Dr Pam looks forward to a future tragedy of the environmental kind and still makes it fu...

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Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black | Lucy Maunder

Thu, 9 Apr 2015

In Songs in the Key of Black three sublime talents – Irving Berlin, Lucy Maunder and Isaac Hayward – converge in a most enjoyable pe...

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Endgame | Sydney Theatre Company

Wed, 8 Apr 2015

This is a play for the head not the heart. It forces us to think about what death means or if it means anything at al...

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Jeez Louise Address: Rachel Berger

Melbourne | Monday, 20 April 2015

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Whilst Melburnians have been treated to a feast of laughter I wonder if we are any the wiser about what it is that makes us laugh. Sure we all know when something or someone is funny but how do you make comedy ha...

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Book of Mormon to open in Melbourne

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The Book of Mormon – the musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez – is coming to Australia....

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Rocky Horror Show | Ambassador Theatre Group and John Frost
Once you see McLachlan as Frank you will be asking, “Tim who?” It isn’t difficult to see why McLachlan was awarded the 2014...
Five Properties of Chainmale | Griffin Independent
Five Properties of Chainmale is by no means perfect. But it’s fun nonetheless and the insights are real.
Haircuts | Greek Festival of Sydney
Haircuts is all about people building a life for themselves and their family. The symbolism of the haircut is that, without...
Boys Will Be Boys | Sydney Theatre Company
Its an at times grotesque satire of corporate society, full of prurient machismo, greed and moral compromise. It asks what...
Orphans | Red Line Productions
What happens to us without close, supportive affectionate bonds? What part of ourselves is lost? Can it be recovered? These...

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