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Tosca | Opera Australia

Fri, 28 Nov 2014

Bell’s fresh new production of Tosca is beautiful and it is painfully dark as well, incorporating love with tragedy, making for a perfect combination for an op...

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Beyond Desire | Hayes Theatre Co and Neil Rutherford Productions

Thu, 27 Nov 2014

It’s not every day that you are introduced to a new stage musical. On top of that, it isn’t easy to pull one off in a small theatre space. However, Hayes Theatre Co. does just th...

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Madwomen Monologues | Baggage Productions

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

All of the pieces were well crafted and nicely written but without risky engagement with language or dramatic co...

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La Cage Aux Folles | The Production Company

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

The Production Company has waited some time to bring a professional production back to Melbourne audiences, and have been rewarded with a healthy pre-opening Box Office su...

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2014 Mullum Music Festival

Sun, 23 Nov 2014

By now the performers are lining up to play this choice gig, this fest-feast that infuses music throughout the streets, parks, halls, clubs, pubs and many vestibules in tidy to...

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Jumpers for Goalposts | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Sun, 23 Nov 2014

This sweet play by young UK writer Tom Wells about a queer football team is a treat. Barely Athletic might not be the fittest team around but they’re doing their best to be pr...

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Receivers | Feat Theatre

Sun, 23 Nov 2014

Feat Theatre launched their performance space in Preston’s Oakover Road last Thursday night with a bizarre multi-dimensional play, Receivers which appears to be about one man’s drug-induced psychosis but you can never be quite su...

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Gasp! | Queensland Theatre Company

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

With his trademark mix of sly metaphor and sarcastic humour, Ben Elton’s satirical offering Gasp!, now showing at QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre for QTC, both delights and demands attention from au...

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Calpurnia Descending | Malthouse Theatre

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

Calpurnia Descending mourns the disappearance of true glamour and mystery (both of drag and of the stage and the silver screen) and pays homage to the time when stars were elusive, when the formidable females behind their public images remained private and un...

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Pennsylvania Avenue | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sat, 15 Nov 2014

Bernadette Robinson’s solo performance in Pennsylvania Avenue is a reprise, of sorts, of her 2010 show Songs for Nobodies, with the same creative team: writer Joanna Murray-Smith, director Simon Phillips and musical director Ian Mc...

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Hay Fever | Kay & McLean Productions and Theatre Royal Bath

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

Felicity Kendal leads the competent cast in this recreation of Noel Coward’s play first produced in 1924.

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The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland | Ridiculusmus

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Imagine waking from a drugged sleep – there are voices and people but you’re not sure what’s going on or if any of it makes sense. A frog croaks – or was it someone pretending to be a fr...

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Killing Time | Mitchell Butel

Mon, 10 Nov 2014

In his one man cabaret show, Killing Time, Mitchell Butel instantly engages the audience with his vivacious, twinkling charm and then dazzles them with his show-biz pi...

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Legally Blonde The Musical | The Hills Musical Company

Sun, 9 Nov 2014

OMG can this cast dance! The dancing and the Choreography (Linda Williams) are the indisputable stars of this fine production. But there is more to it than th...

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Shakespeare and the Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Fri, 7 Nov 2014

Melbourne academic and playwright Enzo Condello’s ambitious play asks, and answers, the question: who was Shakespeare thinking of when he wrote such lines as ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s da...

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I'll Eat You Last | Melbourne Theatre Company

Thu, 6 Nov 2014

I'll Eat You Last is a wonderful tribute to an amazing woman. It is funny, touching and without too much theatricality. It is a conversation with someone who sees the world as it is and is not afraid to voice an op...

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Passion | Life Like Company

Thu, 6 Nov 2014

Passion is at times challenging, yet haunting, dark yet quite emotional. This is a risky work for any company to attempt, and not commercially at...

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Lit Up | Diesel

Mon, 3 Nov 2014

With clarity of sound and snappy repartee, Diesel took us on a trip down music memory lane on Saturday night, first night of November, at the Bangalow Bowling Cl...

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    Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon are two rising mega stars in the Australian musical theatre scene. In a one-off special e

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Eamon Flack appointed Artistic Director at Belvoir

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Eamon Flack has been appointed to lead the company from 2016. He will be the company’s third Artistic Director and lead it into its fourth decade.

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It's disturbing, it's distressing, it's an in-your-face dark comedy that makes you nervous and at the same time grateful for the good things in your life.
Thursday, 03 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Brisbane
Carnival of the Animals is a delightful and unique circus and visual theatre experience for children (and their grownups) that beautifully uses and is inspired by the music of classic French composer Camille Saint-Saens.
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
I came away with the same feeling as I had the last time I saw a play by Keene: impressed but unmoved. The writing is beautiful but bloodless.
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
I predict that when we look back at The Blue Room’s output for 2014, we’ll say that Giving Up the Ghosts was one of the year’s best.
Sunday, 29 June 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Brisbane
It’s Out of the Box Festival time again at QPAC and one of the many performances on offer this year is the theatrical interpretation of Oliver Jeffers’ The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
Friday, 27 June 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
The little “circus that could,” now in its 36th year, Circus Oz is an action-packed, über talented troupe who wear a multitude of hats during their shows, from acrobats to musicians and backstage hands.
Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Vaudeville is alive and well and still sinking its fangs into fresh new talent at Dracula’s. Or maybe that should be ‘undead’.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Imperial Suite is a swirling interplay of elegant lines, glittering pointe work and evocative orchestral music.
Sunday, 22 June 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Adelaide
Darlene Love has had an amazing career spanning over five decades, primarily as a singer, a back-up singer.
Saturday, 21 June 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Adelaide
The Callaway sisters – Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway are no strangers to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – both have performed here before. Individually.
Saturday, 21 June 2014 | Read more

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Pennsylvania Avenue | Melbourne Theatre Company
Bernadette Robinson’s solo performance in Pennsylvania Avenue is a reprise, of sorts, of her 2010 show Songs for Nobodies,...
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2014 Mullum Music Festival
By now the performers are lining up to play this choice gig, this fest-feast that infuses music throughout the streets, par...
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This sweet play by young UK writer Tom Wells about a queer football team is a treat. Barely Athletic might not be the fitte...
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Calpurnia Descending mourns the disappearance of true glamour and mystery (both of drag and of the stage and the silver scr...