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Point and Shoot | Holland Street Productions

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

After the reign of the blockbuster movie back in 2015, when movies were made purely for box office sales and devoid of any true meaning, the film industry has reverted back to making “A...

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Changeling | Camille O’Sullivan

Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Everybody raves about the famously self-styled, self-taught nuclear-fission/fusion that is Irish/French singer Camille O’Sullivan. She got a standing ovation the other night at the Fa...

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Fish in the Sea | Bastard Theatre Company

Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Right from the get-go, Fish in the Sea was out to take the piss. Aptly named Bastard Theatre created this work for The Fringe Festival and it was such a good fi...

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Les Miserables

Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Arguably one of the greatest musicals of all time, Les Miserables is an ageless masterpiece that has endured and thrilled audiences for three de...

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On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco | Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Combining Chekov’s wonderful, comic monologue On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco with music from Bach, Berio and Tchaikovsky makes for a short and charming salon piece from the Théâtre des Bouffes du No...

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

In the early 90s (was it that long ago?) an unknown turned his student play into a low-budget film that took Australia and most of the world by storm. Now some 20 years later, the not-so-unknown Baz Luhrmann has brought that same story full circle and back to the st...

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Falling Through Clouds | The Last Great Hunt

Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Theatre makers have much in common with children at play. Both delight in using minimal props in a small contained space to transport themselves into a completely different scenario that is often another world aw...

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Have I No Mouth | Brokentalkers

Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Have I No Mouth will divide audiences. This is an excellent idea for a play, especially for those with an interest of psychotherapy or the use of drama in ps...

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The Experiment

Fri, 16 Jan 2015

The Experiment is a rich immersive sensory experience if you can accept the fact that this show is more about technology in the form of striking video projections, and coldly mechanical synth driven soundscapes than it is about the man on st...

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Prime Cuts | STRUT Dance

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

Emma Fishwick and Laura Boyne further develop conceptual movement pieces, exploring the potential of chosen themes and playing with their performers’ physical ta...

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Wot? No Fish!! | bread&circuses

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

Braverman is a charming and unassuming story teller and he imbues it all with such humour and such genuine love that his performance is ca...

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Sunday Soiree in the Milkbar | Julia Messenger

Mon, 12 Jan 2015

Take one excellent piano, an excellent pianist (Andrea Keller) to play it and a diva with enormous vocal talent and you’ve got everything you need for an afternoon to sa...

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Ross McHenry Future Ensemble

Sat, 10 Jan 2015

An hour with The Ross McHenry Future Ensemble was a chilled and laid back way to spend the early part of a Friday evening, even if the improvised elements of the performance didn’t quite mesh with the more groove orientated pa...

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Band of Magicians

Fri, 9 Jan 2015

The self described “boy band of magicians” who proclaim to use their powers for good instead of evil, successfully morphed their different styles into a hilarious and awe inspiring sh...

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Changeling | Camille O’Sullivan

Fri, 9 Jan 2015

Camille O’Sullivan enters The Famous Spiegeltent resting her hand on the heads and shoulders of the audience as she passes, embracing them into her fold right from the be...

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The Wind in the Willows | Australian Shakespeare Company

Fri, 9 Jan 2015

The Wind in the Willows is a classic in more ways than one. Published in 1908 Kenneth Grahame's children's book has been read by generations of children and adapted on numerous occasions for stage, film, television and ra...

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Tabac Rouge | Compagnie du Hanneton

Fri, 9 Jan 2015

Fear not. Sit back, free your mind of the desire for story and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds before you. It’s going to be quite a ri...

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I, Malvolio | Arts Centre Melbourne

Thu, 8 Jan 2015

For, revenge is at the core of I, Malvolio and it comes subtly, and in many clever ways.

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Marion Potts to leave Malthouse Theatre

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Craig Silvey’s 2009 novel Jasper Jones has been adapted for stage by Kate Mulvany and is being presented by Barking Gecko Theatre Company under the direction of Artistic Director John Sheedy.
Saturday, 02 August 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Mr Kolpert is one of the best things I’ve seen this year. This darkly fantastical comedy is mesmerising and rib-achingly hilarious. In recent years, pantsguys have proved to be a company to watch, and with this show, they deliver another winner.
Saturday, 02 August 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
Bell Shakespeare’s production of Henry V was put together by a very clever team of problem-solvers.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
This was altogether a great Australian experience. Top-quality singing, almost wantonly relaxed atmosphere, and perfect weather.
Sunday, 27 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
It’s an intensely felt and important work as there is still a stigma and much misunderstanding around the issue of people living with HIV.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Sanz’s comedy is observational/absurdist, gentle humour which is neither crude nor tacky, and gives audiences the gift of assuming they’re intelligent.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
The play opens with a woman prowling what appears to be a cell. Could be prison. Could be in a mental institution. She seems tormented, would like to not be here. Oddly, there is a knife inside her cell.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Although death looms large over the entire play, the experience never becomes maudlin or depressing, instead the thrill of cheating death becomes the experience for the performer’s and audience alike.
Friday, 25 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Thirty years on and Atherden has brought Maggie back into our lives, in a live stage version starring another showbiz veteran – Noeline Brown, assuming the role of the memorable character.
Friday, 25 July 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Brisbane
Brisbane’s shake & stir theatre co cement themselves as masters of adaption with 1984, the 2012 production remounted this year for a four state tour and currently playing at QPAC in Brisbane.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Read more

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The Experiment
The Experiment is a rich immersive sensory experience if you can accept the fact that this show is more about technology in...
Wot? No Fish!! | bread&circuses
Braverman is a charming and unassuming story teller and he imbues it all with such humour and such genuine love that his pe...
Have I No Mouth | Brokentalkers
Have I No Mouth will divide audiences. This is an excellent idea for a play, especially for those with an interest of psych...
Prime Cuts | STRUT Dance
Emma Fishwick and Laura Boyne further develop conceptual movement pieces, exploring the potential of chosen themes and play...
Falling Through Clouds | The Last Great Hunt
Theatre makers have much in common with children at play. Both delight in using minimal props in a small contained space to...

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Marion Potts to leave Malthouse Theatre
Malthouse Theatre’s Artistic Director Marion Potts will leave the company at the end of March to take up a senior position wi...