Plays: By Himself
The acting is most talented, but the real star here is Lawson’s writing. It is imaginative, hilariously self-referential, enjoyable and satisfying.

For Samuel Beckett
A relatively recent addition to Melbourne’s theatre scene, The Eleventh Hour has quickly established itself as an independent company of note since winning a couple of Green Room awards last year.

Requiem For The 20th Century
A theatrical tour through the 20th century – you'd surely have to be mad to attempt such a work!

The Bourgeois Gentleman
Photo - Tracey Schramm

Despite teasing us with it’s near hits and misses The Bourgeois Gentleman never quite got off the ground.

kiss__rev
Photo - Ponch Hawkes
Based loosely on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me Kate was Cole Porter’s most successful musical, sweeping the Tony Awards in 1949 and once again in 2000 following a Broadway revival.

almostmaine
Photo - Sandra Rucins
Presented in an appealing format of nine vignettes, Almost, Maine sets the simultaneous interlocking love stories on a chilly Friday night in a mythical North American town.

hellbent_sm1Red Stitch’s Hellbent is an adaptation of the seventeenth century play The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster. It’s a revenge tragedy, a hysterical melodrama of Shakespearean proportions served up with an extra dollop of nastiness and it’s wonderful.

babes_smSet on the eve of federation, the still current fears of colonial Australia are writ large in this play within a play within a play. The Malthouse Theatre, led by director Michael Kantor, revels in the so-bad-its-good gaudiness of pantomime with this latest production of Babes In The Wood,

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