Farnace | Pinchgut Opera

Farnace, Vivaldi’s personal favourite among his operas, and one of the most popular in his own time, was given its Australian premiere last night by the wonderful outfit that is Pinchgut Opera.

West Side Story | Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment

When a much anticipated, professional production of a familiar and famous musical hits town, there is a buzz in the air, and the eager aficionados turn out in eager droves for the opening night.

Coram Boy | bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

Epic in scope, staging and soaring humanity, Coram Boy is a must see.

The Odd Couple | Ensemble Theatre

The Ensemble Theatre’s intimate space is the perfect setting for this wonderful revival of a classic play, with a beautifully directed cast that simply couldn’t be better at delivering this enduringly funny and at times surprisingly moving material.

The Drill | Women's Circus

As a space that facilitated the military training of young men from the Footscray community who were then sent to faraway battlefields, The Drill now fills this space with contemporary circus, theatre and music. There is historical reimagining of the impact of their leaving, a reimagining through a feminine lens.

Where's My Money? | 7th Floor Theatre

Where’s My Money? is a play which seizes your attention, where the handful of protagonists speak with brutal and callous honesty, interwoven with lies and deceit.

Kiss of the Spider Woman | Melbourne Theatre Company

As a finale for MTC’s impressive 2019 season, Kiss of the Spider Woman has been an alluring, exciting and eagerly anticipated climax. And – I loved it.

Oil | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

The Australian premiere of Ella Hickson’s Oil by Red Stitch Actors Theatre is a hugely ambitious production for the company.

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We Belong(ed) Together: The Rickie Lee Jones Story

Sylvia Cornes certainly looked the part of Rickie Lee Jones with a sheer black mesh dress, a top hat with feathers and bare feet.

The Boy From Oz

One of the finest pieces of collective ensemble works seen for many years in Perth.

Magic Mike Live

Yes, the bodies you see are perfect specimens of sculptured sixpacks and biceps you could walk over and get at least 2000 steps in. But they are muscles moving bodies in marvellous ways. These boys can dance and every movement is potent.

Shrek The Musical

With the world struggling to find a new norm in these ever-changing circumstances, never has the phrase “the show must go on” been more apparent. 

Skylight | Verendus Theatrical/Red Phoenix Theatre

This is a production of which any director, cast and theatre company should be proud.