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Five Properties of Chainmale | Griffin Independent

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

Five Properties of Chainmale is by no means perfect. But it’s fun nonetheless and the insights are real.

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Orphans | Red Line Productions

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

What happens to us without close, supportive affectionate bonds? What part of ourselves is lost? Can it be recovered? These questions are at the heart of Lyle Kessler’s rivetting play Orphans (1983) on now at the Old Fi...

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Haircuts | Greek Festival of Sydney

Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Haircuts is all about people building a life for themselves and their family. The symbolism of the haircut is that, without realising it, you do in fact leave a piece of yourself wherever life takes yo...

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Rocky Horror Show | Ambassador Theatre Group and John Frost

Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Once you see McLachlan as Frank you will be asking, “Tim who?” It isn’t difficult to see why McLachlan was awarded the 2014 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Male Actor in a Mu...

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Seeing Unseen | Old 505 Theatre Co

Wed, 15 Apr 2015

The play revolves around the lives of two characters, a man and woman of indeterminate age and occupation. They live in an undisclosed city in an apartment with a view. They recognize their own environment through a film of amnesia, leaving them with associations, but no me...

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3:10 to Humour | Rich Hall

Sun, 12 Apr 2015

Rich Hall is one of those comedy acts that really doesn't need to be labelled. He's Rich Hall, and that's that. And he's just about the funniest guy you're likely to see on stage so basically just buy a ticket and know that you will laugh your arse of...

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Gipsy Kings

Sun, 12 Apr 2015

The Gipsy Kings’ performance at the Palais highlighted many favourite songs, such as ‘Djobi Djoba,’ ‘Un Amor,’ ‘Volare,’ and of course ‘Bamboleo,’ probably their most famous song, which the audience sang along to en ma...

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Smackweasel: A Memoir | Ben Pobjie

Fri, 10 Apr 2015

As readers of his TV column or other writings will know, Ben Pobjie is a very smart guy with a razor sharp perception and cutting turn of ph...

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Happy | Khaled Khalafalla

Fri, 10 Apr 2015

Khaled Khalafalla projects a certain air about him, whilst on stage, which rings of confidence (not arrogance) with a sprinkle of potential future fa...

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Kim Kardashian is Bad for the Environment | Dr Pam

Thu, 9 Apr 2015

When comics say humour is a combination of tragedy plus time, they usually mean the past; smart Canadian-born Dr Pam looks forward to a future tragedy of the environmental kind and still makes it fu...

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Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black | Lucy Maunder

Thu, 9 Apr 2015

In Songs in the Key of Black three sublime talents – Irving Berlin, Lucy Maunder and Isaac Hayward – converge in a most enjoyable pe...

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Endgame | Sydney Theatre Company

Wed, 8 Apr 2015

This is a play for the head not the heart. It forces us to think about what death means or if it means anything at al...

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Quiet Achievers

Sat, 4 Apr 2015

Harking back to an era of comedy where slapstick was king and great artists like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin were stars of the silent movie, Quiet Achievers is a homage to this glorious period of physical co...

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A British Invasion

Sat, 4 Apr 2015

An ever changing line up of the best and brightest British comedians, A British invasion, is a degustation of several ex-pats stand-up routines while they tour the Melbourne Comedy Ci...

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The Narelles | Alan Brough and Casey Bennetto

Fri, 3 Apr 2015

Conceived and well and truly executed by the uber-talented Casey Bennetto (who won a Barry Award and a Helpmann for Keating! The Musical) and Alan Brough (Spicks and Specks), The Narelles is a fast-paced parody of all things rock and roll and mu...

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Sane New World | Ruby Wax

Fri, 3 Apr 2015

Like last year’s show, Sane New World touts itself as part stand-up and part group therapy, but it’s more like a comic le...

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Best of the Edinburgh Fest

Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Now that we’re all so time poor and have short attention spans, the “Best of” comedy nights fulfil an important role: they offer the chance to see some of the new kids on the bl...

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Ceremony | Dr Brown and Sam Simmons

Tue, 31 Mar 2015

I would like to use the phrase “dissolved into madness” about the catastrophic carnage that takes place on the Lower Town Hall stage in the Melbourne Town Hall, but that would imply that there had been something more substantial of which to dissolve fr...

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Endgame | Sydney Theatre Company
This is a play for the head not the heart. It forces us to think about what death means or if it means anything at all.
Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black | Lucy Maunder
In Songs in the Key of Black three sublime talents – Irving Berlin, Lucy Maunder and Isaac Hayward – converge in a most enj...
Rocky Horror Show | Ambassador Theatre Group and John Frost
Once you see McLachlan as Frank you will be asking, “Tim who?” It isn’t difficult to see why McLachlan was awarded the 2014...
Smackweasel: A Memoir | Ben Pobjie
As readers of his TV column or other writings will know, Ben Pobjie is a very smart guy with a razor sharp perception and c...
Happy | Khaled Khalafalla
Khaled Khalafalla projects a certain air about him, whilst on stage, which rings of confidence (not arrogance) with a sprin...