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Carmen | Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Wed, 29 Mar 2017

Set in Spain 1959, a period of Franco's fascist fiscal fiasco, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour's latest incarnation of Carmen gives us the glitz and glamour of post War Europe and off sets it with a gypsy crew of co...

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Trainspotting Live

Wed, 29 Mar 2017

Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose nudity and fluids flung around in close confinement. Choose a brilliant, brutal Scottish theatre adaption of Irvine Welsh’s zeitgeist 1993 to...

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Passenger

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

The audience are chattering happily as they take their seats on the bus, like school kids going on an excursion.  The bus isn’t taking us to a show, however, the bus ride IS the sh...

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Problematic
 | Tom Ballard

Sun, 26 Mar 2017

Tom Ballard certainly has made a mark on the comedy community and we were about to see why.

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Disappointments | Judith Lucy & Denise Scott

Sun, 26 Mar 2017

Popular comedians Judith Lucy and Denise Scott have officially eschewed “stand-up comedy”. No, they are tired and have opted for the relaxed option of “lie-down co...

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The Homosexuals, or 'Faggots' | Griffin Theatre Company

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

There's affectionate offensive arse kicking and farce kissing in Declan Greene's The Homosexuals, or 'Faggots', an unabashed bashing of the politicly correct pomposity that has infected our so...

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Faster | The Australian Ballet

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

The three pieces The Australian Ballet has launched its 2017 season with couldn’t be more different.

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My Fair Lady | Opera Australia and John Frost

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

What a theatrical ride: in a show of this magnitude and grandeur, it is hard to single out all the characters and regale them, nor can I retell in any way, shape or form, the sequence of events and magical show tunes, without gushing or going ov...

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We Made You | Matt Okine

Sun, 19 Mar 2017

The Brisbane local boy (as he loudly announced "Indro kid 4068 represennnnt!" ) is back on home soil and performing where it all began for him – the iconic Brisbane Po...

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Consensual | New Theatre

Sun, 19 Mar 2017

Evan Placey's play is a keenly observed, cleverly constructed and penetrating piece of emotive, thought provoking theatre that pendulum swings our notions of guilt and innocence, victim and pe...

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Constellations | Queensland Theatre

Sun, 19 Mar 2017

Imagine a world where time doesn’t exist, at least not in the linear, beginning-to-end fashion that we are familiar wi...

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Anti-Gravity | Chunky Move

Sun, 19 Mar 2017

We – mostly in our rigid bodies – see bodies all day long but never really see them reaching for their full potential, this physical exploration, and that's why this is such a visual feast. These six performers are our physical potential realised. And it's magical st...

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Chamber Landscapes II

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

No musical discourse on the Australian landscape is complete without its great poet, Peter Sculthorpe, and we heard two of his early, ground-breaking engagements with it...

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Calamity Jane | One Eyed Man Productions

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

Once in a while a show comes along which so utterly surpasses your expectations that you leave the theatre feeling giddily happy at having seen something so full of vigour and sheer unadulterated fu...

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WOMADelaide

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

WOMADelaide – the World Music Festival – is back in town again. This is a chance to relax, go back to nature and immerse in the cultures of the world through music, dance and ar...

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Peter and the Wolf | Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

When Miriam Margoyles, doyenne of stage, film and TV told the capacity audience in the Festival Theatre that we were going to be “feasting on sound” she hit the proverbial nail on the he...

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Adventure Time Live

Sun, 12 Mar 2017

Adventure Time is a phenomenon. Its reach to fans young and old is undeniable, and amazing for a show that is both full of heart yet also somewhat in...

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The Bleeding Tree | Sydney Theatre Company

Sun, 12 Mar 2017

A couple of years on, the story is still timely, and this encore production cements The Bleeding Tree as a bonafide cl...

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Lismore Women’s Festival

Sydney | Tuesday, 7 March 2017

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The Lismore Women’s Festival, a week-long festival, kicked off on Sunday with the inaugural Regional High Tea, a collaborative effort from NORPA’s Big Think program and the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and I was lucky enough to at...

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Tamara Saulwick steps into Artistic Director role at Chamber Made Opera

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Chamber Made Opera has announced the appointment of Tamara Saulwick in a new role of Artistic Director to work alongside CEO and Creative Director Tim St...

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A fabulous hive full of women of colour take centre stage this week at Melbourne's Arts Centre, and you'd better sort out some time to get there.
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Reviews/Sydney
Think cello – you know, that gorgeous ‘classical’ string instrument with the melancholy tone that conjures up images of love-struck swans? And then think ‘ACDC’.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Canberra
Skilled performers shine within a creative plotline in the international production Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus.
Monday, 05 December 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
If ever there was a case to answer for pun control, it’s the current Bali Padda and Griffin Independent production, Lighten Up.
Sunday, 04 December 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Brisbane
Roald Dahl’s popular book is brought to life, for all to witness, in a brilliantly crafted and entertaining way, with Tim Minchin’s music and lyrics bringing it home to all of us.
Saturday, 03 December 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
I say, go and hear it. You will have a hundred chances to hear Messiah, but far too few to hear this masterpiece.
Friday, 02 December 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
The first thing you notice is the smell. Before you enter the space and see the stumped, suspended pine trees, you can smell them. It smells like Christmas.
Friday, 02 December 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Relatively Speaking may not be the outrageous blockbuster of other farcical period comedies, yet it is a highly entertaining and conventionally “well-made” play, by the playwright’s own admission.
Thursday, 01 December 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Tuesday night at the Eureka Hall. I’m watching the storm pass us by (again) and hoping it will swing back around and bring us some rain. But not tonight.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
She skips onto the stage, offers long rambling introductions to her songs as if chatting over coffee, mucks about doing ballet dance leaps, dedicates songs to her mum and forgets which key to play in. Missy Higgins is probably the antithesis of a diva superstar.
Monday, 28 November 2016 | Read more

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Anti-Gravity | Chunky Move
We – mostly in our rigid bodies – see bodies all day long but never really see them reaching for their full pot...
My Fair Lady | Opera Australia and John Frost
What a theatrical ride: in a show of this magnitude and grandeur, it is hard to single out all the characters and regale th...
Consensual | New Theatre
Evan Placey's play is a keenly observed, cleverly constructed and penetrating piece of emotive, thought provoking theatre t...
Chamber Landscapes II
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Constellations | Queensland Theatre
Imagine a world where time doesn’t exist, at least not in the linear, beginning-to-end fashion that we are familiar with....