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Henry V | Bell Shakespeare

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

That William Shakespeare sure knew a thing or three about the human condition: king and country, treachery, war, futility, love, tragedy – it’s all there in full vi...

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Like Blown Smoke

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

This is an interesting show. The impish, pixie-like Dennis has a fine voice and an impressive vocal range.

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Death by Soprano | Isabel Hertaeg

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

The average life expectancy of a soprano is two and a half hours, so we learn in Death by Soprano.

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Orlando | The Rabble

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

The Rabble have wrenched apart this classic text and created a new work that highlights the fractured psyche of Orlando, the malleability of gender and the precarious volatility of id...

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What Do They Call Me? | TEEM Productions

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Classic monologue given new life by simple re-arrangement into three-part polemic.

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The 39 Steps | HIT Productions

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Not only do the actors work well together but they are supported by a great team of creatives who are instrumental in making the show the success it is...

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Kryptonite | Sydney Theatre Company

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

An ambitious piece which follows the personal and political dimensions of the relationship between a white Australian man and a Chinese woman over twenty five years, it is occasionally problematic, but overall, a riveting, affecting, fascinating play. I could not look aw...

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A Doll's House | La Boite

Sun, 14 Sep 2014

The most produced play in the world (outside of Shakespeare), Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House has been given new life for the 2014 Brisbane Festival in a new version by Lally Katz, directed by Steven Mitchell Wr...

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The King and I | Opera Australia/John Frost

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Quibbles over certain aspects aside, this is a very fine show predicated on a superb double-act, ably supported by a large cast and a lavish production de...

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The Shadow King | Brisbane Festival

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

The story told on stage during The Shadow King is a tragedy, but the work is a triumph.

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Beer Drinking Woman | Christa Hughes

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Opening with the show signature tune, Beer Drinking Woman (how does she maintain that fabulous figure quaffing as she does?), Hughes vamped, camped and beer-gargled her way through a fabulous first se...

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Three Masterpieces | American Ballet Theatre

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

The production is wisely divided into three discrete acts – each work given time to breathe and be digested by audiences. The importance of this device becomes more pronounced over the course of the pr...

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Soap | Brisbane Festival

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

In its second Brisbane Festival run, Soap does not fail to live up to the hype with its unique blend of circus, cabaret and opera filling the Courier-Mail Piazza st...

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor | Black Swan State Theatre Company

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

This is a hugely demanding script and the ensemble worked tirelessly to maintain the cracking pace. I felt all the actors were ex...

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Moulin Beige

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Moulin Beige, comic and accordion player Liz Skitch’s monthly vaudeville show at the Wesley Ann in Northcote, is a delightfully entertaining taster of live comic performance, and a good way to find out what’s coming up in the Fringe or Comedy fe...

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Klutz – A Tragicomedy

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Melchior, a suicidal young son whose family runs Klutz Books, crawls out the window each night and sits on the roof, planning his demise. One night he meets Hendrick, a neighbour, whose flyaway badminton equipment has brought her to this suicidal young ma...

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Run Girl Run | Grit Theatre

Tue, 9 Sep 2014

Performed entirely on treadmills, the show hurtles through an exploration of gender identity and performance, created on a base of champagne, sweat and te...

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Andy Bull

Tue, 9 Sep 2014

Andy Bull and his band mesmerised the crowd who were straining to get closer, awaiting what they knew he would surely de...

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Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon

Sydney | Friday, 12 September 2014

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Kate Champion resigns from Force Majeure

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Kate Champion, Artistic Director and CEO of Force Majeure today announced her resignation from the company she founded in 2002.

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In its second Brisbane Festival run, Soap does not fail to live up to the hype with its unique blend of circus, cabaret and...
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