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As You Like It | Pop-up Globe

Sun, 24 Sep 2017

The best night of theatre ever, this. It’s a terrific experience to see a Shakespeare play in an as near to an authentic environment as possible without going all the way to modern London, it's like a time travelling ex...

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is beautiful. The music will bubble in your blood and the story will sit with you for da...

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An Octoroon | Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

An Octoroon is a production of contrasts. Bright white stage and pitch-dark blackouts. Raucous comedy and stark reality. Black face and white face. Loud rap music and uncomfortable silence. The rights afforded to characters of white skin, and the treatment of all ot...

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In Real Life | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

It's always a pleasure to recognise the sort of people and places you know in a story. Realism stimulates. It is also a pleasure to see people and places that you know exaggerated to the level of the grotesque and exotic. That is why fantasy st...

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The Nether | Catnip Productions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

The internet as we know it has morphed into The Nether, a virtual playground similar to Second Life that demands almost as much attention as our own “real world”. Unfortunately, it has also inherited the dubious moralities of The Dark We...

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The Way the City Ate the Stars | Wil Greenway

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

You’re sitting in a room at the North Melbourne Town Hall, a bare room room with two musicians harmonising sweet, whimsical tunes. Enter Wil Gr...

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Assassins | Hayes Theatre Co

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Given the current state of both American and Australian politics, both fixated on silencing the voices of diversity, it is a timely production of Assassins at the Hayes Theatre in Da...

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Too Ready Mirror

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Too Ready Mirror is a sound attempt to look at why women do the things we do, how we sort out who we are while playing to our small strengths, especially in relation to men and the whole damn wo...

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The Night Alive | O’Punksky’s Theatre

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

A haemorrhaging hooker and a hammer horror vampire are included in the vituperative five hander, The Night Alive by Conor Mc...

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Laser Beak Man | La Boite and Dead Puppet Society

Sat, 16 Sep 2017

Dead Puppet Society has teamed up with Laser Beak Man artist Tim Sharp to create a glorious piece of visual theatre that delights all audience members, regardless of ag...

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Monteverdi Vespers | The Song Company

Sat, 16 Sep 2017

As soon as I heard that Australia’s premier vocal ensemble was teaming up with its most exciting early music orchestra, I resolved not to miss it. And my expectations were more than fu...

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Pike St | Nilaja Sun

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Pike St comprises a lot of small tender stories set in one big story, all happening on stage at once through a kind of physical theatrical mediumship, almost magical except it isn’t: it’s the skill of Nilaja Sun, the darling of one woman pe...

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The Great Gatsby | WA Ballet

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Flappers dressed in pearls, diamonds and feathers swanned their way around His Majesty’s Theatre for the opening night of WA Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, which transported the audience to Long Island, New York in the roaring tw...

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Orpheus | Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

This performance is entertaining and delightful from the first instance of walking through the door, long before the music starts. From the food and rendezvous setting to the music and melodrama Orpheus is far from a tragic ev...

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Per Te | Compagnia Finzi Pasca

Mon, 11 Sep 2017

Wind, much like life, can be unpredictable, uncontrollable and powerfully beautiful. Per Te has captured this perfectly with their use of wind as it's main pr...

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Big Heart | Dee & Cornelius

Sun, 10 Sep 2017

Patricia Cornelius and director Susie Dee, collaborators in theatre for over 30 years, team up for another production – Big He...

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Sunday in the Park with George | Little Triangle

Sat, 9 Sep 2017

This is a brave choice and a wonderful debut production for this new company. It is melodic, funny, and moving – and well worth a lo...

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The Zone | Co3

Fri, 8 Sep 2017

Fast-paced and intense, The Zone is an hour of dance power, bursting at the seams with 11 whirling, twirling, writhing, twisting da...

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Acropolis Now, launched the famous character – (Efthimia) Francesca “Effie” Stefanidis, played by Mary Coustas. The good news is – Effie is alive and kicking, unsullied, inventive and full of vernacular impropriety.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Roulston and Young deliver what cabaret promises, and so much more.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Performance anxiety hangs over Jeanette Cronin's I Love You Now.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Adelaide
There could be no one better than Meow Meow to capture the history of Her Majesty’s Theatre, and drag it purring right into the present.
Monday, 19 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
From the outset the packed house was there to have fun and the applause almost raised the roof.
Saturday, 17 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
The gothic form seems to have gained a foothold in Australian theatres within recent years.
Saturday, 17 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
I'd suggest checking out Trash while you can. Who knows – you might come away feeling inspired and enriched. You will most definitely see the homeless you usually look away from in a new, more compassionate light.
Thursday, 15 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Brisbane
Ancient Rain is a revelation of revolution and creates a vehicle for this brotherhood of musicians to bring poetry and the written word to a contemporary audience.
Thursday, 15 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
In the wash up from a messy separation, who gets custody of the cleaner?
Monday, 12 June 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Director Rachel Chant has a firm handle on this production although fewer pregnant pauses and a little faster on the pedal should make The Village Bike an even more exhilarating ride.
Sunday, 11 June 2017 | Read more

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Assassins | Hayes Theatre Co
Given the current state of both American and Australian politics, both fixated on silencing the voices of diversity, it is...
Monteverdi Vespers | The Song Company
As soon as I heard that Australia’s premier vocal ensemble was teaming up with its most exciting early music orchestra, I r...
The Great Gatsby | WA Ballet
Flappers dressed in pearls, diamonds and feathers swanned their way around His Majesty’s Theatre for the opening night of W...
Laser Beak Man | La Boite and Dead Puppet Society
Dead Puppet Society has teamed up with Laser Beak Man artist Tim Sharp to create a glorious piece of visual theatre that de...
Orpheus | Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre
This performance is entertaining and delightful from the first instance of walking through the door, long before the music...

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Best of Australian cabaret in the heart of Ballarat
Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back in the spotlight, taking centre stage in Ballarat from 5 – 8 October.