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Dead Time | Lace Balloon Productions

Fri, 22 May 2015

Interview transcripts, television media and political interviews are cleverly engaged to constantly shift our perspective throughout a largely engaging pl...

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Don Giovanni | Opera Australia

Fri, 22 May 2015

Opera Australia’s highly anticipated Don Giovanni, directed by David McVicar, focuses on the dark side of the sex addicted nobleman, who cannot control his appetite for conquering every and any woman who crosses his path, regardless of her age or sh...

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The House on the Lake | Griffin Theatre Company

Thu, 21 May 2015

Literary allusions to Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll are part of the puzzle to Aidan Fennessy’s The House on the La...

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The Unknown Soldier | Monkey Baa Theatre

Mon, 18 May 2015

In The Unknown Soldier, Sandra Eldridge has written a play for young people about learning, relationships, and the possession of hi...

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The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show

Sun, 17 May 2015

If you were to close your eyes, you’d swear that the diva herself was belting out her award winning songs for her Melbourne fans in at...

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Donkey | Hannah Gadsby

Sat, 16 May 2015

I’ve been a fan of Hannah Gadsby from her TV appearances, but this was the first live, full-length show I’d seen and let me tell you, it’s a fascinating lesson in how the mind of a creative thinker wo...

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The House of Ramon Iglesia | MopHead Productions

Fri, 15 May 2015

The House of Ramon Iglesia is both sincere and compassionate without giving way to false-answers or back-slapping. Between love and hope there is also failure and fo...

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Asking For It | Adrienne Truscott

Fri, 15 May 2015

Adrienne Truscott is possibly a little crazy, definitely brave, and most certainly not asking for it, despite what her show’s called....

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Trade | Hurrah Hurrah

Wed, 13 May 2015

Inspired by the 2008 loss of 5 billion Euro on the futures market by Jerome Kerviel, Trade is an unpolished allegory of moral and intellectual co...

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The Touch Industry | The Sonder Line

Tue, 12 May 2015

Anywhere Theatre Festival strives to showcase performance in any space but a traditional theatre space, which is how The Sonder Line’s piece The Touch Industry has found a very fitting home inside Fortitude Valley’s The Candy Cl...

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Kidshow (Not Suitable For Children) | The Umbilical Brothers

Tue, 12 May 2015

If these guys are looking for sponsors, they should look no further than Poise panty liners for light bladder weakness because I just about wet myself with laughter at KiDSHoW (Not suitable for Ch...

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The Merchant of Venice | Sport For Jove

Tue, 12 May 2015

Sport for Jove has grasped this play, coloured and shaped it into a living whole. It's a pleasure to discover it with th...

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Samson | Belvoir and La Boite

Mon, 11 May 2015

Julia-Rose Lewis draws on the stultifying uneasiness of an Australian country town to set the tone of her first pl...

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Sense and Spontaneity

Sun, 10 May 2015

Hilarious flights of fancy flow in this Regency romp.

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Undercurrents | Cal Wilson

Sat, 9 May 2015

Petite in stature but huge in the talent stakes, Cal Wilson is an absolute treat in this new show Undercurrents.

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The Wizard of Oz | Belvoir

Fri, 8 May 2015

Director Adena Jacobs has reimagined Oz as a “symbolic dream” telling what she calls a “central myth within our culture”, one which is concerned with the female body and the female mi...

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Madama Butterfly | Opera Australia

Fri, 8 May 2015

The emotionally laden Madama Butterfly captivated the audience on the night I attended. It is an absolutely beautiful production to watch and listen to, and remarkably, it is easily enjoyed by a novice to the artform, as well as the seasoned opera go...

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Dogfight | Hayes Theatre Co

Thu, 7 May 2015

The opening two numbers in Dogfight had the whole audience whistling and hooting their applause. It started small, with Hillary Cole’s crystalline voice singing a folksy, acoustic solo, and segues into a high octane routine by the boys from the ma...

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Patrice Tipoki

Melbourne | Friday, 15 May 2015

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Jan Chandler recently had the opportunity of speaking with singer Patrice Tipoki whose career to date has included musical theatre, numerous gigs, and two years as a member of pop group Gi...

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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 mak

  • Ben Pobjie

    By the average person's standards, Ben Pobjie is doing quite well. He has performed comedy shows at several comedy fes

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  • Neelanthi Vadivel

    Neelanthi Vadivel is the Artistic Director travelling with TOTEM and Jan Chandler had the pleasure of talking with her

  • Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson is a Melbourne based writer, performer and director who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and M

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Adelaide Festival announces Co-Artistic Directors

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The South Australian Minister for the Arts, Jack Snelling just announced that Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy have been appointed co-artistic directors for the Adelaide Festival of Arts for 2017, 2018 and ...

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The Merchant of Venice | Sport For Jove
Sport for Jove has grasped this play, coloured and shaped it into a living whole. It's a pleasure to discover it with them....
Sense and Spontaneity
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Samson | Belvoir and La Boite
Julia-Rose Lewis draws on the stultifying uneasiness of an Australian country town to set the tone of her first play, Samso...
The House of Ramon Iglesia | MopHead Productions
The House of Ramon Iglesia is both sincere and compassionate without giving way to false-answers or back-slapping. Between...
The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show
If you were to close your eyes, you’d swear that the diva herself was belting out her award winning songs for her Melbourne...