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The Hat Trick | Melbourne Playback Theatre Company

Sat, 20 Dec 2014

Howzat! Melbourne Playback Theatre Company is on a winner with The Hat Trick its latest and final offering for the 2014 theatre se...

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Close to the Bone | Circus Oz

Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Locally grown and internationally recognised Circus Oz are not known for their intimate shows, but since the recent move into their new permanent home in Collingwood, they have pitched a gorgeous old Spiegeltent and launched their latest show, Close to the Bo...

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Feminazi | Kirsty Mac

Sun, 14 Dec 2014

She’s an angry bird all right, with the stage persona of your classic foulmouthed Aussie pub comic with ‘balls and bite’ who descends into moments of almost insane ra...

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The Night Zoo | Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Wed, 10 Dec 2014

A delightful Animalia fantasy of friendship from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

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Iphigénie en Tauride | Pinchgut Opera

Thu, 4 Dec 2014

The title role is huge, and Caitlin Hulcup’s performance of it was a true tour de force. She understood every nuance of the emotional fabric of the mu...

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The House of Yes | Little Ones Theatre

Sun, 30 Nov 2014

The House of Yes affords Little Ones all the possibility of playing with the conventions and markers of American family culture, of subverting familiar tropes, gestures and the mores of middle-class life, in a concentrated lush style that is entirely their ow...

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L’Arianna abbandonata e gloriosa

Sat, 29 Nov 2014

Dr Daniela Kaleva's show is a unique combination of academic exploration which both intermediates and underpins the pe...

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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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Perth Theatre Company Season 2015

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Perth Theatre Company (PTC) recently announced their program for 2015 and Jan Chandler had the opportunity of talking with Artistic Director Melissa Cantwell about her work with the company and the up-coming se...

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I have rarely heard such a convincing fusion of great singing and total character portrayal as in this performance of Otello.
Monday, 07 July 2014 | Read more
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The Chimney Sweep is a lively romp, an amusing domestic farce with servants in disguise bamboozling their capricious and vain masters both for their own ends and to teach them a lesson in the process.
Sunday, 06 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
The classic piece of theatre is given the Bell Shakespeare twist with director Damien Ryan choosing to stage the play during the London air raids of the 1940s.
Sunday, 06 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Brisbane
Narrative and character were thrown overboard into a sea of plastic cups and replaced with random text from a range of amazing writers like Plath, Cave and Camus but the delivery of their snippets of prose failed to engage.
Sunday, 06 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
In Belvoir’s new production of Hedda Gabler, Adena Jacobs writes in her Director's Notes that she doesn't want to explain why she cast a male actor as Hedda and hopes the production will speak for itself, but I am still wondering.
Friday, 04 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
After years of learning, practicing and refining their craft, the National Institute of Circus Arts’ (NICA) final year circus students are able to exhibit their dynamic and captivating acts in front of the public in a special showcase held at the custom built NICA in Prahran.
Friday, 04 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
From the rousing overture, there is little doubt that you are in for a musical treat with the long-awaited return of one of the world's greatest musicals – Les Miserables.
Friday, 04 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
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

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