At What Cost? is a complex piece of work, full of righteous anger, full of family love.

There's a lot of shouting, there's a lot of baiting and insulting, there's a lot of teasing, provocation and vitriol, and a good measure of humour.

Having seen Watch This at work before, the calibre of performer and performance in this production was absolutely as expected and so incredibly high.

In an interesting departure from the Melbourne Theatre Company’s usual fare of big budget, razzle dazzle productions, Touching the Void is a refreshing change for the company.

Wudjang: Not the Past is, among other things, a powerful wake-up call to non-indigenous Australians like me. After almost 250 years we shouldn’t need it, but we do.

Italian baroque with Circa is an inventive attempt to relate the unrelateable, by two Australian ensembles at the height of their powers.

There are so many amazing moments in this show, I will try not to spoil the surprise by describing too many of the twists and turns in characterization, storytelling and absolutely amazing bubble work.

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