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Kryptonite | Sydney Theatre Company

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

An ambitious piece which follows the personal and political dimensions of the relationship between a white Australian man and a Chinese woman over twenty five years, it is occasionally problematic, but overall, a riveting, affecting, fascinating play. I could not look aw...

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A Doll's House | La Boite

Sun, 14 Sep 2014

The most produced play in the world (outside of Shakespeare), Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House has been given new life for the 2014 Brisbane Festival in a new version by Lally Katz, directed by Steven Mitchell Wr...

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The King and I | Opera Australia/John Frost

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Quibbles over certain aspects aside, this is a very fine show predicated on a superb double-act, ably supported by a large cast and a lavish production de...

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The Shadow King | Brisbane Festival

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

The story told on stage during The Shadow King is a tragedy, but the work is a triumph.

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Beer Drinking Woman | Christa Hughes

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Opening with the show signature tune, Beer Drinking Woman (how does she maintain that fabulous figure quaffing as she does?), Hughes vamped, camped and beer-gargled her way through a fabulous first se...

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Three Masterpieces | American Ballet Theatre

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

The production is wisely divided into three discrete acts – each work given time to breathe and be digested by audiences. The importance of this device becomes more pronounced over the course of the pr...

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Soap | Brisbane Festival

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

In its second Brisbane Festival run, Soap does not fail to live up to the hype with its unique blend of circus, cabaret and opera filling the Courier-Mail Piazza st...

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor | Black Swan State Theatre Company

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

This is a hugely demanding script and the ensemble worked tirelessly to maintain the cracking pace. I felt all the actors were ex...

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Moulin Beige

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Moulin Beige, comic and accordion player Liz Skitch’s monthly vaudeville show at the Wesley Ann in Northcote, is a delightfully entertaining taster of live comic performance, and a good way to find out what’s coming up in the Fringe or Comedy fe...

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Klutz – A Tragicomedy

Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Melchior, a suicidal young son whose family runs Klutz Books, crawls out the window each night and sits on the roof, planning his demise. One night he meets Hendrick, a neighbour, whose flyaway badminton equipment has brought her to this suicidal young ma...

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Run Girl Run | Grit Theatre

Tue, 9 Sep 2014

Performed entirely on treadmills, the show hurtles through an exploration of gender identity and performance, created on a base of champagne, sweat and te...

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Andy Bull

Tue, 9 Sep 2014

Andy Bull and his band mesmerised the crowd who were straining to get closer, awaiting what they knew he would surely de...

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Urthboy

Sun, 7 Sep 2014

Urthboy enters the Telstra Spiegeltent and asks his audience to close the gap, come in tight, promising not to spit on the audience from a distance. He tells us there will be some “hootin’, hollerin’ and hecklin” asking us to not be afraid to he...

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Speak Easy

Thu, 4 Sep 2014

From the outset the musicians seemed to be livelier than the audience, getting right into the swing of things with appreciative hoots and exclamations. The cabaret room was packed and the crowd were listening attentively, but rowdy they were no...

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The Sublime | Melbourne Theatre Company

Thu, 4 Sep 2014

The Sublime, the play is a topical piece of theatre that delves into the wildly controversial world of football players and the “hero-status” they are al...

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit | Perth Theatre Company

Wed, 3 Sep 2014

Perth Theatre Company’s final production of the year is a superb conclusion to a knock-out year for the company.

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Swan Lake | American Ballet Theatre

Wed, 3 Sep 2014

American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake is, in many ways, an unassailable titan.

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Kaleidoscope | Luigi Lucente

Wed, 3 Sep 2014

Intriguing exploration of many contrasting facets of a brief but dazzling life.

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Reviews/Melbourne
Yellow Moon is a simple yet elegant piece, packing a message with a powerful punch, well worth experiencing.
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Brisbane
Beyond is full to the brim of all of Circa’s trademark spectacle and quirk communicated through stunning visuals and circus choreography that will inspire, stir and warm your soul.
Friday, 02 May 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Pumping tunes that the audience know and love, a deliciously naughty leading man, and the who’s who of Australian talent running the show.
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Brisbane
Prayer chimes, incense and ‘buff’ monks take to the stage, glittering with red elephants and stylised Siamese dancers. Welcome to the 2014 Australian Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I and prepare to be blown away...
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
The Pillowman isn't the most uplifting play you'll see this year in Perth, but it stands a good chance of being the most disturbingly funny.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Like the film, it’s not without its flaws – but there’s so much in it to like, its hard to imagine Strictly Ballroom – The Musical will be anything other than a dead set smash.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
This dance extravaganza, and it is really no exaggeration to use that label, was an extraordinary display of energy, showmanship and ensemble work.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ latest Circus Under My Bed, part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, is a a fabulously choreographed, directed and executed little show for all ages.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Maybe it's because Reginald D Hunter wants to be known as a man who needs no introduction that he took to the stage with the stealth of a ninja while the lights were still down.
Friday, 11 April 2014 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
Hay must have been born under a lucky star which has enabled him with the gift of elaborate and extremely witty story telling.
Friday, 11 April 2014 | Read more

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit | Perth Theatre Company
Perth Theatre Company’s final production of the year is a superb conclusion to a knock-out year for the company.
The Sublime | Melbourne Theatre Company
The Sublime, the play is a topical piece of theatre that delves into the wildly controversial world of football players and...
The King and I | Opera Australia/John Frost
Quibbles over certain aspects aside, this is a very fine show predicated on a superb double-act, ably supported by a large...
Speak Easy
From the outset the musicians seemed to be livelier than the audience, getting right into the swing of things with apprecia...
Beer Drinking Woman | Christa Hughes
Opening with the show signature tune, Beer Drinking Woman (how does she maintain that fabulous figure quaffing as she does?...