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Best of the Edinburgh Fest

Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Now that we’re all so time poor and have short attention spans, the “Best of” comedy nights fulfil an important role: they offer the chance to see some of the new kids on the bl...

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Ceremony | Dr Brown and Sam Simmons

Tue, 31 Mar 2015

I would like to use the phrase “dissolved into madness” about the catastrophic carnage that takes place on the Lower Town Hall stage in the Melbourne Town Hall, but that would imply that there had been something more substantial of which to dissolve fr...

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Donkey | Hannah Gadsby

Mon, 30 Mar 2015

There's an awful lot of good-fun stuff going on inside Hannah Gadsby's mind and, thanks to Ritalin, we're now able to take a quick peek in...

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Aida | Opera Australia

Sun, 29 Mar 2015

Set in Memphis on the Nile's West bank during the old kingdom, Verdi's masterpiece Aida tells a tale of forbidden love set against a backdrop of wa...

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An Evening With Sammy J & Randy

Sun, 29 Mar 2015

Never been a big fan of comedy involving puppets. I mean, puppets are for kids, aren't they? That's obviously why this show has an early time slot – so the puppet-loving kiddies can get their comedy fix, ri...

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2 Man 3 Musketeers | Pajama Men

Sun, 29 Mar 2015

The title says it all, really; two men act out Dumas' classic, The Three Musketeers, in one hour. But these are no ordinary men. These are The Pajama Men (Shennoah Allen and Mark Chavez). And there are more than three characters in The Three Musketeers. A lot mo...

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Ask No Questions Of The Moth | Judith Lucy

Sun, 29 Mar 2015

Judith Lucy shares a lot of herself in Ask No Questions Of The Moth. She shares her humour, her intelligence, and a little bit of wisdom to...

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Op Shop Tour

Sun, 29 Mar 2015

Love an op shop? Love comedy? Love a get-together and a bit of a singalong?

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Free Wil | Wil Anderson

Sun, 29 Mar 2015

Twenty years in the business and Wil Anderson has mastered the skills needed to be both funny and thought-provoking; the seventy minutes went in a flash, perfectly paced and with never a dull mo...

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Permanent Resident | Ivan Aristeguieta

Sat, 28 Mar 2015

When a comedian is successfully delivering his material to an audience in a foreign language, and is still able to generate laughs, that’s pretty damn incredible. Such is the case with Venezuelan-born Ivan Ar...

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Endgame | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sat, 28 Mar 2015

It’s not hard to ‘get in the mood’ for Endgame, as relevant now as when it was first written; a timeless portrayal of futility, of waste, of power struggle and desecration. Or you can see it as a psychic personal hell; it’s up to yo...

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Absinthe | Spiegelworld

Sat, 28 Mar 2015

In the follow up to their smash-hit Empire, Spiegelworld present their latest wayward circus/burlesque spectacular – Absinthe....

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New Order UK

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

For a chance to see Britain’s Hot New Things before they become household names, the tapas board that is New Order UK offers a rotating line-up featuring perfect bite-sized morsels of some excellent new ta...

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Les Miserables | Cameron Mackintosh

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Apart from the discrepancies in the standard of singing and the gloomy lighting design which makes for a dark show, Les Mis is a really great piece of contemporary th...

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Almost Famous | Russell Peters

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Laughter, it's said, is the best medicine. Research has concluded that laughter reduces pain, brings down blood sugar levels and relieves st...

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Everybody Loves Lucy | Luckiest Productions and Hayes Theatre Co

Sun, 22 Mar 2015

Everybody Loves Lucy is a short and sweet foray into the world of Lucille Ball, accompanied by all of its glorious ups and do...

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The Importance of Being Miriam | Andrew McKinnon

Sun, 22 Mar 2015

Well it may not be important, but this wonderful collection of personal anecdotes and passages from her favourite writers is yet another masterful performance from one of our most cherished pe...

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Wet House | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Sun, 22 Mar 2015

UK writer Paddy Campbell is enjoying a monster success with his first full-length play, Wet House. Red Stitch Actors Theatre brings us the Melbourne premiere and it's a wi...

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Ben Pobjie

Melbourne | Sunday, 29 March 2015

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By the average person's standards, Ben Pobjie is doing quite well. He has performed comedy shows at several comedy festivals, is a newspaper columnist, a frequent guest on national radio and is the author of three – three – books. Some guy called The Bedroom Philosopher even once described him as “Probably the funniest person in Au...

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    From 24 March until 29 March, as part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival, Hobart's Ascot Private Hotel

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    This year we have a 'new' International Arts Festival to add to our calendar, TheTasmanian International Arts Festival

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  • Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon

    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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Mike Finch steps down as AD of Circus Oz

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After 17 years as Circus Oz Artistic Director, Mike Finch has announced that he will finish up with the company on Tuesday, 30 June ...

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    Born in 1995 this March Chapel Off Chapel will shed the torn jeans of its teenage years for a glamorous 20th birthday

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Braverman is a charming and unassuming story teller and he imbues it all with such humour and such genuine love that his performance is captivating.
Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
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 savour.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
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 parts.
Saturday, 10 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
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 show.
Saturday, 10 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
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 beginning.
Friday, 09 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
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 radio.
Friday, 09 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
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 ride.
Friday, 09 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
For, revenge is at the core of I, Malvolio and it comes subtly, and in many clever ways.
Thursday, 08 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Opera Australia has continued its tradition of welcoming the New Year with Gale Edwards’ exuberant production of La Boheme. And what an excellent choice.
Sunday, 04 January 2015 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a roaring success when it comes to entertaining its young audience. This is no mean feat. Young children are a tough crowd.
Friday, 02 January 2015 | Read more

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