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Sex, Drugs and Allergies | Suns of Fred

Wed, 24 May 2017

High energy, relentlessly upbeat performance from a talented trio.

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Chicago | Emma Knights Productions

Tue, 23 May 2017

Emma Knights’ production is inventive, intelligent, and beautifully presented. The show rises above the conventional with a winning fusion of satire, self-parody and potent performances from a superb en...

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Mr Burns, a post-electric play | Belvoir

Tue, 23 May 2017

This is a play which is at turns simple yet complex, richly layered yet straightforward, at turns surprisingly deep and yet skimming the su...

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Songs for Jack | Will Hannagan

Sun, 21 May 2017

Hannagan has made Songs for Jack more than just a show about one love story, but about many stories, and about many pe...

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Hero Complex | Sammy J

Sun, 21 May 2017

Sammy J is a force to be reckoned with. His live-wire, angular energy could prove exhausting but for the excellence of his clever scripting, impeccable timing and light witty musical in...

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In Flagrante | The Butterfly Club

Wed, 17 May 2017

Something about this In Flagrante performance at The Butterfly Club intrigued. I Googled. I saw a weird clip with women in G-strings pretending to be horses to the accompaniment of some really quirky music and I thought, this is weird. I like weird; I'm going to check this ou...

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Awakening | Monash Uni Student Theatre

Wed, 17 May 2017

As the debate rages on around the controversial teen TV show 13 Reasons Why, it’s no wonder that a 19th century equivalent is striking a chord and enjoying a remount by Monash Uni Student Th...

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My Fair Lady

Tue, 16 May 2017

If there ever were a director equipped to handle the mammoth task of the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, it would have to be the great Dame Julie An...

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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra

Tue, 16 May 2017

The two most revered jazz singers of Ethiopia sang with the band at high voltage – the love in the room was immense.

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Toast | Maiden Voyage Theatre Company

Mon, 15 May 2017

Strong examination of family ties and the experience of grief.

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Critically Wil | Wil Anderson

Sat, 13 May 2017

Wil Anderson was at his scathingly funny best. No mean achievement as he had just suffered a ghastly series of flight delays even getting to Pe...

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You Will Not Play Wagner | Shalom and Moira Blumenthal Productions

Sat, 13 May 2017

The emphatic title You Will Not Play Wagner gives more than a clue about what this play is about.

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Black is the New White | Sydney Theatre Company

Fri, 12 May 2017

Farce and furious, Nakkiah Lui's seriously side splitting Black is the New White is an edifyingly entertaining ex...

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Between the Streetlight and the Moon | Mophead Productions

Thu, 11 May 2017

Between the Streetlight and the Moon, represents playwright Melita Rowston's foray into the arts end of the world, or, more accurately, the art history en...

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Melbourne Talam | Melbourne Theatre Company

Tue, 9 May 2017

“Follow the beat of the city and your life never goes off-key” but for three Indian migrants, who just can’t get the city’s rhythm right, Rashma N. Kalsie’s play, Melbourne Talam, dissects their plight in vivid, authentic de...

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Perfect Stranger | Kuah Jenhan

Mon, 8 May 2017

Kuah Jenhan brings a new perspective to Perth Comedy Festival, from Malaysia via Uzbekistan.

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The Play That Goes Wrong | Mischief Theatre

Mon, 8 May 2017

For all those burgeoning thespians among us; for all those people who have, at one time, embraced amateur theatre in any way, shape or form, be it a school drama or a dabbling with adult theatrical endeavours, this is the play for YO...

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Toyer | North of Eight

Sun, 7 May 2017

I read that you can burn the same amount of calories watching a thriller as in a 30-minute run. If that’s true then, watching North of Eight’s Toyer gave me quite the wo...

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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 Coast.
Sunday, 19 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Opera Australia’s current production of Tosca under the direction of John Bell is sheer brilliance.
Sunday, 19 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
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 hairdo.
Sunday, 19 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
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 prejudices.
Sunday, 19 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
As visually interesting and occasionally intriguing as John is, it’s a play that long overstays its welcome.
Sunday, 19 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
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 theatre.
Saturday, 18 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
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 House.
Saturday, 18 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
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 clips.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
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 humour.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
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 night.
Sunday, 12 February 2017 | Read more

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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra
The two most revered jazz singers of Ethiopia sang with the band at high voltage – the love in the room was immense.
My Fair Lady
If there ever were a director equipped to handle the mammoth task of the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, it wo...
Critically Wil | Wil Anderson
Wil Anderson was at his scathingly funny best. No mean achievement as he had just suffered a ghastly series of flight delay...
You Will Not Play Wagner | Shalom and Moira Blumenthal Productions
The emphatic title You Will Not Play Wagner gives more than a clue about what this play is about.
In Flagrante | The Butterfly Club
Something about this In Flagrante performance at The Butterfly Club intrigued. I Googled. I saw a weird clip with women in...