We are the lucky country indeed — able to poke fun at our grand leader's derriere and red hair without losing our heads. That said, if you've had a gutful of sound bites, corruption, and so-called scandal, then let out all that frustration and exasperation with a chuckle at Red Wharf: Beyond The Rings of Satire.
Playing at the Street Theatre this week is Monkey Baa's latest incarnation of one of Australia's best-named plays, The Bugalugs Bum Thief. No, it's not quite Shakespeare, but it's closer than one might assume.
Highly energetic, frenetically so at times, and with the slapstick factor dialled up to eleven, The Comedy of Errors is possibly the most perfect play to showcase this extraordinary performance venue.
Thunder and lightning, blood and piss, laughs and screams, and the flash and clash of steel, this was an altogether new feast for the senses in its boldly theatrical use of this wonderful performance space.
Summoning tension, gasps and applause this perilous playground rocks with elegant harmonious symmetry alongside a toybox of other acrobatic devices only the brave and trained would dare to mess with.
In 1980, a young Cameron Mackintosh created a revue of Lehrer’s work and Tomfoolery has enjoyed more than 200 productions since.
The action is driven by the madcap meddling of “The Maniac”, a role the incomparably oddball Amber McMahon seems born to play. Imagine a kind of brilliant trickster character who is a manic cross between the Joker, Sherlock Holmes and Bugs Bunny.
Wildskin, the latest work from NORPA, showcases an all-female ensemble of riotous physical performers, each portraying an array of hilarious, recognisable and oddball characters.
Australian contemporary circus, Circa, has been awarded the PAC Australia Touring Legend Award for 2018.