Julius Caesar
Photo - Branco Gaica
Contemporary audiences are at once both made for and yet terribly ill-suited to opera. On the one hand, we live in the society of the spectacle, thriving on a diet of bigger-is-better media events. On the other, we also live in a permanent state of disinterested distraction, weaned on the faddish impermanence of a commodified mediascape.

apoliticaldance
Modernity is something that happens to the body. It takes it and it breaks it. It commodifies and rapes it. It empties it out and renders it hollow. It displaces and disembodies it.

A Mile in Her Shadow
True describes himself as being trapped in a skin made up of three parts; the yellow is the good guy, the white is the bad guy and the middle is the blackness he lives within.

Translations
Language and its role in culture and identity is central to this work and it is explored in all its complexity. Do we need to hang on to the language of the past in order to be ourselves?

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.

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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.

Songs of Love and Death | Jane Sheldon and Alex Raineri

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A German Life | 2021 Adelaide Festival

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Diana Doherty and Streeton Trio | 2021 Adelaide Festival

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