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The Mountaintop | Melbourne Theatre Company
Written by Carol Middleton   
Friday, 08 November 2013 16:18

The Mountaintop | Melbourne Theatre Company

The Mountaintop, a mixture of motel room drama, fantasy, comedy and tragedy, is a surprising and powerful piece of theatre.

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The Pirates of Penzance | The Production Company
Written by Gordana Andjelic-Davila   
Saturday, 02 November 2013 07:29

The Pirates of Penzance | The Production Company

Melbourne has been invaded by pirates. The Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta The Pirates of Penzance, that is.

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Minsk 2011 | Belarus Free Theatre
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Monday, 28 October 2013 05:15

Minsk 2011 | Belarus Free Theatre

Minsk is ruled in the old-school soviet style, secret police, artistic, intellectual and cultural censorship, political repression, state executions even. None of the performers can work in Belarus and most are based elsewhere, predominantly the UK.

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All Dolled Up | THISISPOPBABY
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Sunday, 27 October 2013 19:00

All Dolled Up | THISISPOPBABY

Irish performer Rory O'Neill's drag queen Panti is a commanding stage presence. 'You will love me' is the start and finish of her show. A consummate story teller is Panti, and a most unlikely product of rural Ireland's County Mayo.

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Miss Yugoslavia and the Barefoot Orchestra
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Sunday, 03 November 2013 12:14

Miss Yugoslavia and the Barefoot Orchestra

Spectacle and orchestra, a mash-up of punk, jazz, Balkan gypsy folk and big brassy carnival scores – it's all here in a show touting itself as 'Cold War served warm.'

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All That Is Wrong | Ontroerend Goed
Written by Eleanor Howlett   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:11

All That Is Wrong | Ontroerend Goed

All That Is Wrong is a gentle journey that packs a powerful punch. The limited season during the festival is a crying shame. Here’s hoping they’re back here again soon.

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Life and Times: Episodes Three and Four
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Sunday, 27 October 2013 19:35

Life and Times: Episodes Three and Four

This is one of the beguiling aspects to this odd style of theatre. A story is taken from the storyteller and given over to a performance completely divorced from the narrative.

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The Shadow King | Malthouse Theatre
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Friday, 18 October 2013 21:18

The Shadow King | Malthouse Theatre

Lewis makes a splendid monarch and most of the best moments in this production are his. Kamahl Djordan as his Fool tends to steal the show, his rapport with Lear is personal, touching and lively.

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