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Rice | Griffin Theatre Company

Thu, 27 Jul 2017

Two terrifically talented performers steam, boil and fry through ninety long grain minutes of Michelle Lee’s Rice.

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The Bodyguard - The Musical

Sun, 23 Jul 2017

Curuenavuli’s Queen Bey-like command of the stage has hearts racing from the start. But she is equally compelling when switching to her softer, more vulnerable si...

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The Merchant of Venice | Bell Shakespeare

Sun, 23 Jul 2017

Bell Shakespeare's latest production of The Merchant of Venice is a thought provoking take on one of Shakespeare's most controversial co...

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Constellations | The Street

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

It begins with licking elbows and ends with contemplation. Constellations is a comedy-drama-romance with scientific and philosophical threads that pull together in a relatable fo...

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Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

It’s far from a pub singalong but the bonding of saucy songs and alcohol in the St Kilda cabaret Mother’s Ruin is st...

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Under The Covers | Matthew Mitcham

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Former elite sportsman Matthew Mitcham trades the diving platform for the stage in his second splash hit, Under The Co...

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Ruddigore | Opera Queensland

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

A tongue-in-cheek gothic fantasy and a laughter spinning, giggle-fest and chuckle coaxer if ever there was one.

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This Much Is True | Red Line Productions

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

With advance apologies to the companies coming into the Old Fitz in the next 6 months, I wish they’d put themselves on hold, so that the current show, This Much Is True could play for the rest of the ye...

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NED A New Australian Musical in Concert | Groaning Dam

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

The heavily skewed tale of the down on his luck vagrant, hunted by law along with his rag tag group of brothers and friends is a lighthearted look at the life of the Aussie ic...

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Paris - A Rock Odyssey | Music Theatre Melbourne

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

It was always going to be an emotional evening of theatre when presenting a production so closely connected with an Australian ic...

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Noises Off | Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre

Sun, 16 Jul 2017

Anyone heading along to see the MTC/QTC co-production of Noises Off and expecting anything else other than just a fun, lighter night out at the theatre might be at a loss with this on...

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Mauritius | Sure Foot Productions

Sat, 15 Jul 2017

Playwright Theresa Rebeck mines Mamet territory with testosterone fuelled fraudsters, simmering sibling civil war and a peppering of salty la...

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The Plant | Ensemble Theatre

Fri, 14 Jul 2017

What would you do if your mother started talking to plants? And what if they started talking back…?

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Ickypedia | The Listies

Fri, 14 Jul 2017

In a world premiere at the Fart Centre Melbourne this week, the phenomenally successful kidult comedy duo, The Listies, adapted their giggle-inducing, extremely awesome, disgustingly clever, word-smashing dictionary, Ickypedia, to the st...

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Frozen | Disney on Ice

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Disney on Ice has upped the whizz-bangery for this production – rather than snippets taken from the beloved empire, we have a full recreation of the most successful animated movie ever ma...

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Before Lysistrata | Montague Basement

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

As biting as a de-dentured dementia sufferer who has forgotten how to chew, as sexy as a diagnosis for Hep C, and about as funny, Before Lysistrata plays like a Year 9 drama exercise, earnest in its self importance and lacking any disciplinary stage cr...

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Bello Winter Music

Tue, 11 Jul 2017

Friday evening and we are driving into Bellingen – the ‘god’ clouds trapping the last rays of the sun, like fire in the sky. Auspicious welcome with the brooding purple ridge looming ever cl...

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Michael Griffiths | Jazz High Tea

Sun, 9 Jul 2017

Like a deliciously addictive treat, cabaret performer, Michael Griffiths, leaves you wanting more and more. Successfully combining cabaret with storytelling, this Helpmann Award Winner, sits at a piano and appears to oh so effortlessly, play and sing and ra...

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2017 Helpmann Awards

Sydney | Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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This year the annual Helpmann Awards moved to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. A wise choice, as most people I chatted with thought it a more atmospheric venue and said they enjoyed it far more than previous ye...

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    The UK's Juliette Burton is returning to Australia, and if you've seen any of her previous shows you'll know that this

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I read that you can burn the same amount of calories watching a thriller as in a 30-minute run. If that’s true then, watching North of Eight’s Toyer gave me quite the workout.
Sunday, 07 May 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
So, no, this is not really a dance show, as some might expect. It would be more accurately classified as a piece of performance art (and a really good one at that).
Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
If you are the sort of person who enjoys dance (or think you might enjoy it), you should take the opportunity to wander off of Chapel St this weekend and see what MCB has brought to this intimate stage space.
Friday, 05 May 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Munoz's undeniable clowning skills are given full rein for the first part of the show, exercising a quantum of expression, especially in the eyes, to extract a maximum effect, either comic, poignant, mischievous or mournful.
Friday, 05 May 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
Showcase of exciting upcoming shows, festival acts putting their funniest feet forward.
Friday, 05 May 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
This is the magic of Stephen House's writing. He gives a voice to the marginalised ones who don't have a voice, who are mostly invisible to us. He gives them their voice to tell their story, and lemme tell you, it's authentic stuff.
Thursday, 04 May 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
The stunning choreography in this epic tale weaves together a life story, punctured with historical events that carry a weight of emotion.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
In This is Eden, Emily Goddard tells the story of her great great great grandmother, Sarah Ford, who was transported as a convict in 1837 and imprisoned in the Cascades Female Factory near Hobart.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | Read more
89. Cabaret
Reviews/Melbourne
Fifteen years after I first saw Cabaret and this wannabe Kit Kat Klub girl is as enamored as ever with Kander and Ebb’s score, Gale Edwards direction and flawless performances from the entire ensemble.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
With bucket loads of farcical frivolity and not a dying heroine in sight, Robert Andrew Greene’s Two Weddings, One Bride is anything but ordinary operetta fare.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | Read more

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Ruddigore | Opera Queensland
A tongue-in-cheek gothic fantasy and a laughter spinning, giggle-fest and chuckle coaxer if ever there was one.
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Noises Off | Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre
Anyone heading along to see the MTC/QTC co-production of Noises Off and expecting anything else other than just a fun, ligh...
This Much Is True | Red Line Productions
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