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,

Chosen Vessel | Petty Traffikers
In The Chosen Vessel, Melbourne Company Petty Traffikers has brought three short stories by Barbara Baynton, a contemporary of Henry Lawson, to the stage.

John Howard’s Farewell Party | Rod Quantock
In John Howard's Farewell Party Quantock, in his inimitable way, takes his audience on a friendly and rambling journey through his memories of the Howard years.

Brother Boy
Brother Boy by Nic Velissaris is very Greek, very Australian and very Melbourne, and it is clearly very personal.

Dolly Diamond and her 13 piece Big Band
Dolly Diamond returns to Midsumma with her trademark bitchiness, acid one-liners, talent at reworking the lyrics of songs to hilarious effect and her 13 piece big band.

Angels in America | new theatre

Director Alex Galeazzi’s take on Tony Kushner’s breathtaking work Angels in America is a commanding and potent night of theatre, but does it deliver on the play’s Millenarian promise?

Richard 3 | Bell Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare's History plays, and the fourth longest in the entire canon, Richard III is a tricky piece and has the potential to just become a mass of talking heads coupled with bloody chaos.

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The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race | State Theatre Company South Australia

There's something special about Aussie rural country towns. They all share some characteristics but they also each have their own treasured, unique traditions and private aspirations for their future, and a pride in their particular identity.

Happy Days | Red Line Productions

A feminine counterpart to Krapps’s Last Tape, but funnier, and arguably less dour, Happy Days is happier, with wishful wisps of hope and a wistful whisper of nostalgia.

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Switzerland | Drill Hall Theatre Company

It is a skewed symbiosis that unravels before the audience as the interaction between such strong characters carries us all on their treacherous verbal ride, the banter between the two protagonists is unyielding.