Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Melbourne
Skylight | Melbourne Theatre Company
Written by Diane Stubbings   
Sunday, 26 June 2016 14:33

Skylight | Melbourne Theatre Company

David Hare is one of those rare playwrights who is able to embed political ideas and arguments so deeply within a character you forget there’s a writer at work behind it all.

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The Events | Malthouse Theatre
Written by Diane Stubbings   
Thursday, 23 June 2016 12:07

The Events | Malthouse Theatre

Given the frequency over recent years of mass public killings, any staging of Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Events was going to resonate. This production, coming so soon after the Orlando shootings, touches on wounds that are particularly raw.

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The Dhungala Children's Choir in Concert with Archie Roach AM | Short Black Opera
Written by Catherine Della Bosca   
Sunday, 19 June 2016 16:05

The Dhungala Children's Choir in Concert with Archie Roach AM | Short Black Opera

With passion and conviction, Deborah Cheetham spoke about “what an honour it was to sing and share these songs.” And for us, the audience, it was a privilege to witness such an uplifting, intimate performance of stories of connection, culture, family and resilience.

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Wayne Shorter Quartet
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Monday, 13 June 2016 22:08

Wayne Shorter Quartet

The quartet possesses a magnetic, compressed intensity; wrapping the huge auditorium of Hamer Hall in the vibe of an intimate nightclub.

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown | Aleksander Vass and Vass Productions
Written by Catherine Della Bosca   
Friday, 24 June 2016 16:33

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown | Aleksander Vass and Vass Productions

For the Peanuts gang – Charlie, his sister Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus and his best bud, Snoopy, it’s just an average day. A day made up of ordinary little moments. And therein, lies it appeal.

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The Honey Bees | Red Stitch
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Monday, 20 June 2016 17:46

The Honey Bees | Red Stitch

Caleb Lewis’s The Honey Bees is a well-structured and ambitious play, revolving around the story of a family apiary business in Western Australia failing due to bee colony collapse disorder, the causes of which remain mysterious.

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TWENTYSIXTEEN | Circus Oz
Written by Jane Canaway   
Saturday, 18 June 2016 12:41

TWENTYSIXTEEN | Circus Oz

Maybe it’s the blend of old and new talent in the cast, or the influence of its guest director Davey but, returning to its roots a little, Circus Oz seems to have found new confidence and direction with this new show, and its creative juices appear to be in full flow.

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Van Morrison's Masterpieces | Vince Jones and the Astral Orchestra
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Monday, 13 June 2016 11:42

Van Morrison's Masterpieces | Vince Jones and the Astral Orchestra

Playing to a capacity, mainly baby-boomer crowd, Jones was backed by a cracking band led by Sydney pianist Matt McMahon  and featuring the cream of Melbourne jazz players.

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