Black is the New White | Melbourne Theatre Company

Black is the New White is an absolute joy to watch.

Rite of Spring | Yang Liping Contemporary Dance

It’s a complicated, fussy work, visually powerful and conceptually cumbersome. While it does not fully hold together, Rite of Spring’s design and spectacle make for a unique experience if viewers are happy to just let it all wash over them and not worry about connecting all the dots.

Diaspora | Chamber Made and Robin Fox

Diaspora offers the audience a vision of a distant imagined future and wow, what a vision it is!

Anthem | Melbourne International Arts Festival

There’s a great deal happening in Anthem, a cross section of humanity meets and the differing opinions and cultures make for great people watching.

Kurios | Cirque du Soleil

Given what an immense and perpetual global franchise Cirque du Soleil has become, it must be quite a challenge to keep coming up with new themes while still attempting to conform to a vague unifying style that maintains the brand.

High Performance Packing Tape | Branch Nebula

The banal is made dangerous in this one man DIY circus.

Aurora | Circus Oz

As climate change awareness reaches an all-time fever pitch, with the likes of Greta Thunberg calling on humanity to save the planet, while business booms for the Australian coal mining industry, Circus Oz’s Aurora could not be more perfectly timed.

Facing Medea | La Mama

What happens when a deep emotional connection is spurned, betrayed, dismissed and ignored? What dark depths is a wounded psyche capable of descending to in order to avenge an anguished psyche?

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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.

Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark | The Listies

To pee or not to pee. It sounds like a lowbrow take on the infamous Hamlet quote. One that a philistine would utter while their cronies scoff and drink mead and the thespians nearby cringe while nibbling on breast of peacock.