Marjorie Prime | Ensemble Theatre

For anyone who has dealt with the deterioration of a parental figure, this is a deeply affecting, hopefully cathartic, but potentially harrowing night at the theatre – this is an intellectually stimulating, emotional gut-punch of a play.

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Bliss | Belvoir

In what might be either a psychotic break or a divine revelation, Harry Joy concludes that when he “died” it was not his old life to which he returned, but rather has found himself in Hell.

Assassins | Sydney Opera House

Assassins is not a conventional narrative musical, to be sure, but it is powerful stuff, with an emotional and intellectual impact not to be underestimated, lurking just below the surface of its outré premise and delightfully gaudy production design.

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival offered up a treat last Friday: Chris Dave and the Drumhedz. The crowd at 170 Russell was the beanie and baseball cap crowd as opposed to the beret and porkpie hat crowd you see at Jazzlab.

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