Toy Symphony

From the rigid, unforgiving box set, to the delicate simplicity of its marvellous performers, to Michael Gow’s unassuming dialogue, the play is replete with this marvellous juxtaposition of natural simplicity with deep pathos.

Richard III | Everyman Theatre

In Richard III, Shakespeare has left us one of the greatest challenges to the willing suspension of disbelief ever created.

The Burlesque Hour

So, is this show an over-hyped Victoria’s Secret runway rip-off or thought-provoking performance art?

The House that Jack Built | Janine Ayres Aerial Dance

Celebrating everything that’s cool and ridiculous about club culture, from the eye-popping moves to the questionable clothing trends, is a perfect platform for a dance production.

Short+Sweet Canberra

In amongst the confits and amuse bouches though are your fave flavours in a feast of comedy and tragedy - there’s a nibble for all at Short + Sweet.

Seven | Leigh Warren & Dancers

Leigh Warren & Dancers’ Seven is a visual treat that calls on its audience to reflect on some intriguing and at times difficult themes.

Random Acts of Wrongness | James Moffett

From the South Australian town of Goolwa via the Melbourne International Comedy Festival comes James Moffett.

Latin! or Tobacco and Boys | Everyman Theatre

Written in 1980, Latin! channels Stephen Fry’s much-loved wit and camp cheekiness into the world of Chartham Park Preparatory School for boys.

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A-Z of Dance | Dave Callan

After a trying 5 day lockdown it was a relief to be among the few who could revel in the sublimely silly A-Z of Dance.

Songs of Love and Death | Jane Sheldon and Alex Raineri

At this moment in our cultural history, as Australia emerges gradually from the restrictions imposed because of Covid 19, each live concert is a particularly reviving and refreshing experience.

Videotape | Montague Basement

Loved up in lock down lasts as long as the first knock down in Videotape.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | 2021 Adelaide Festival

The bewildering confusion between dream and reality begins before one takes one’s seat in the theatre. You have to negotiate a building site and enter the Adelaide Festival Theatre by a side entrance (how like slipping into dream that is!), and put on a mask, so that it seems that the audience is itself on stage.

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