Yumi Umiumare and the BUTOHOUT! Ensemble elegenatly place, embrace, displace and reinstate their audience in and out of layered worlds from the box office till the bow.

Swapping 16th Century Verona for 1930s Hollywood, and a lengthy title for the short and snappy “Two Gents”, the text takes on new meaning in the slick, glamorous world of studio system stars and overbearing producers.

Nicci Wilks delivers both physically and vocally filling the large fortyfivedownstairs warehouse space with ease in this one woman show.

This play is that guest at your dinner party who, with one potent observation, generates such discomfort that all assembled clamber for composure after the resonating truth has been spoken.

It’s been far too many Friday nights spent indoors and away from the luscious velvet curtains of the Princess Theatre and icy blonde locks of Draco Malfoy.

Despite its seemingly bleak subject matter, Come From Away is joyous, hilarious, hopeful, remarkable and true and as you leave the theatre, you may just feel better about the world you re-join.

Volt | Australian Ballet

Alice Topp’s Logos that stole the show, the romantic yet demonic work was the standout of the evening and the kind of ballet needed to shake up the industry.

Emerald City | Melbourne Theatre Company

David Williamson has been writing for us and about us for half a century. Across theatre, film and television he has told our stories cleverly, humorously and often uncomfortably.

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