Muriel’s Wedding Melbourne launch

After entertaining guests and media with an irreverent look back at the journey to find her, Director Simon Philips gave way to the young woman taking on the role of iconic outsider Muriel Heslop in the upcoming Melbourne and Sydney seasons of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – and she’s anything but terrible!

Luke Leonard

I recently stumbled upon a story-telling night happening at Fitzroy's Kodiak Club. Run and MC'd by local comedian Luke Leonard, it was largely cast with other popular local comedians. But this was no mere comedy gig.

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Dolly Diamond

Radiating mere metres from Chapel off Chapel, Miss Dolly Diamond graciously acknowledged the attention from passers-by as a micro consequence of her commitment to the promotion of Melbourne’s forthcoming Cabaret Festival.

The Curious Incident

One of the most anticipated shows of the year, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens in Melbourne tonight. Coinciding with this landmark production, the Arts Centre Melbourne has undertaken their largest ever Associated Program with almost fifty additional curious events designed to engage audiences and inspire the next generation of theatre makers.

Much Ado About Nothing | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

After several successful seasons of outdoor entertainment, Melbourne Shakespeare Company returns with their latest production, Much Ado About Nothing. Heather Bloom speaks to Director, Jennifer Sarah Dean about the enduring nature of Shakespeare’s plays and what we can expect from the MSC’s interpretation of the original romantic comedy.

 

Betty Grumble

If you haven't experienced Betty Grumble, you should. If you think you could come up with a creation like Betty Grumble, you can't, unless you are Emma Maye Gibson, because Betty is the most unique force of Sex Clown you will ever behold. And she is here to delight and entertain you and save the world with her fierce love and loving anger.

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Seed Bomb | subtlenuance

Mind change trumps tree change in Daniela Giorgi’s Seed Bomb, a subtle, combustible comedy.

Romeo & Juliet | Australian Shakespeare Company

Currently celebrating their 30th year as Australia’s largest independent theatre company, the stalwart of “Shakespeare Under the Stars” continues to present the classics to audiences much to their delight.

Natalie Clein and Katya Apekisheva | Musica Viva Australia

I fell in love with Natalie Clein. Warm, unegotistical yet engaging, she spoke to the audience in the same vein as a simple remark attributed to her in the program, “The music is more important than me.”

Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Jersey Boys is a perfectly timed piece of nostalgia backed by a brilliant soundtrack.

Trio Mediaeval | 2019 Adelaide Festival

After queuing for some time in the unseasonably cold evening air, we were let into St Francis Xavier’s cathedral, where our seats, unallocated, were narrow wooden pews from which our view of the performance area was partially obscured by a pillar. Par for the course for attending a concert in a cathedral, of course.

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