After a COVID-interrupted Sydney season that spluttered through 2021, mega-musical Hamilton has finally opened in Melbourne, and the anticipation is palpable.

For lovers of musicals or of ballet, seeing these two outstanding performers is an utter privilege.

Themes of distance, isolation and aging permeate in a mix of highly stylised abstract dance and text-based theatre.

Intense, suspenseful, mystifying and intriguing. The audience is left pondering the meaning, the process and the outcome.

This is no traditional re-telling of the mismatched romance, fairies, and foolishness of yore. The team at Sheoak have turned the tables, setting the scene in fair Kings Cross, Sydney, 1983.

Puck and his fellow fairies from Midsummer Night’s Dream have often cast their magic over Melbourne's Botanic Gardens but, this time, the magic is delivered by more human hands: The Mechanicals.

Returning to The Malthouse’s Beckett Theatre for the first time in two years, it was a night of debuts across the board at the premiere of Aran Thangaratnam’s Stay Woke

Choreographer Jo Lloyd’s dance creations start from a concrete idea and dive into abstraction, with a wild, frenetic movement vocabulary. 

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