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The Judas Kiss | Red Line Productions

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Hare vividly imagines the interior emotional lives of these historic figures and the infamous public airing of their scandal, choosing to focus on two key moments of “downfall” in Oscar Wilde’s life which took place outside of the public sp...

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Single Asian Female | La Boite Theatre Company

Sun, 19 Feb 2017

Single Asian Female plunks the audience in the middle of the lives of the women of the Wong family – and quite literally in the middle of their restaurant, The Golden Phoenix, on the Sunshine Co...

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Tosca | Opera Australia

Sun, 19 Feb 2017

Opera Australia’s current production of Tosca under the direction of John Bell is sheer brilliance.

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Amy Housewine - Back to Crack

Sun, 19 Feb 2017

Adam made her entrance late due to a fire drill but nothing could ruffle the feathers of the excited, anticipatory crowd. She looked every inch the part with dramatic make up, tattoos and of course the amazing bee-hive ha...

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The Trouble With Harry | Siren Theatre Co

Sun, 19 Feb 2017

With The Trouble With Harry, Philpott has created a theatrical palimpsest, applying an inquisitive imagination to fragmentary facts, firing up discussion on gender, sex and ethnic pr...

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John | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sun, 19 Feb 2017

As visually interesting and occasionally intriguing as John is, it’s a play that long overstays its welcome.

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Stupid Fucking Bird | Lightning Jar Theatre

Sat, 18 Feb 2017

My short attention span and lousy time management steer me toward short plays, but this was over two hours (not all that long, I know, but that's how slack I am) of well rounded, absorbing, thought-provoking, very entertaining th...

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Cathrine Summers

Sat, 18 Feb 2017

Tall, willowy and elegant Cathrine Summers joined her group of ex-West Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduates in the delightful front garden of Lamont’s Bishop Ho...

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A Little Less Conversation 3 | Dave Callan

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

Long-time stand-up comedian Callan hit upon a wonderful variation to the usual straight delivery a few of years ago when he decided to exploit his two metre frame and huge energy to parody Britney Spears video cl...

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The Gabriels | Public Theater

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

To view three plays representing a tumultuous year in US politics from the point of view of the Gabriels, brings grief and heartache but also ironic, sharp hu...

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Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King

Sun, 12 Feb 2017

Don't let anybody tell you that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. An ecstatic audience cheered, clapped, whistled, hollered and got to their feet on numerous occasions during Tapestry at the Enmore Theatre last Friday ni...

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Lifetime Guarantee | Theatre Works

Sun, 12 Feb 2017

The play is defined by wit, verbal and visual wit, crisp performances and some very funny one-liners. The story is a vehicle for the dialogue to vibrate like an ear drum and arch itself backward into a pretzel, which it does, ef...

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The Little Dog Laughed | New Theatre

Sat, 11 Feb 2017

There's plenty of bark and lots of bite in New Theatre's production of The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane....

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BU21 | Outhouse Theatre Co

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

When you’re stuck in an oppressively hot theatre with one fan struggling to make an impact during a Sydney heatwave, you’d better hope that the show you are about to see is go...

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An Absolute Idiot’s Guide to Art | Silvia Sippl

Thu, 9 Feb 2017

For a topic that promised fun this felt more like a strongly delivered lecture.

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You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story

Thu, 9 Feb 2017

Anyone who has a heart is going to love this biographical cabaret about English singer Cilla Black.

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Ladies in Black | Queensland Theatre

Thu, 9 Feb 2017

Musicals are on song. With the recent release of ‘La La Land’ the staging of Ladies in Black is timely. I looked forward to hearing Tim Finn’s sc...

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Peter and Bambi Heaven, The Magic Inside

Mon, 6 Feb 2017

Having seen these performers previously I was keenly anticipating a hugely and ridiculously funny show. I was not di...

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Tamara Saulwick steps into Artistic Director role at Chamber Made Opera

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Stephen Carleton’s play carries a colourful name, The Turquoise Elephant, but it is the darkest of comedies, coal black, a fatalistic farce about embracing and claiming catastrophic climate change as a grotesque status symbol.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
Beethoven, Beer, Bratwurst … and Bjork! continues to be a hit, and for good reason. Part of its genius is the juxtaposition between “high” and “low” culture it enacts when it takes the granddaddy of classical music and places him in a shed in Freo.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
While the story is genuinely enjoyable with it’s heart-warming, what’s-not-to-love message of finding your niche, and displaying tolerance for those different to yourself, this production is rather uneven in its execution.
Monday, 24 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
Performed by an ensemble of Notre Dame University’s theatre students, and Directed by Paige Newmark, Perspectives is an original production devised collectively by the ensemble.
Friday, 21 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
StageArt and The Color Purple have shown that there is a world of exceptional musical theatre treats to be savoured beyond the city walls.
Monday, 17 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Like much of Fassbinder’s writing, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is anchored in artifice, stylization and realism, a theatrical cocktail that needs to be carefully concocted for the mix to work.
Monday, 17 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
“Welcome to my mind … you’re in safe unpredictable hands” says Jess Thom – writer, performer and artist, sporting a very cheeky grin. I like her already.
Sunday, 16 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Canberra
When being bad is just so good – to watch that is. Bell Shakespeare’s Othello is a sophisticated production that thrives on bad-boy energy.
Sunday, 16 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
With its sepia tones, jazz score and eccentric Jacques Tati-esque characters, it’s easy to forget The Triplets of Belleville was only released in 2003.
Saturday, 15 October 2016 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
CHAOS Ensemble makes its main season debut at The Blue Room with the aquatic thriller-comedy TANK, written and directed by Daley King.
Saturday, 15 October 2016 | Read more

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Don't let anybody tell you that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. An ecstatic audience cheered, clapped, whistled, holler...
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