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Calpurnia Descending | Malthouse Theatre

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

Calpurnia Descending mourns the disappearance of true glamour and mystery (both of drag and of the stage and the silver screen) and pays homage to the time when stars were elusive, when the formidable females behind their public images remained private and un...

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Pennsylvania Avenue | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sat, 15 Nov 2014

Bernadette Robinson’s solo performance in Pennsylvania Avenue is a reprise, of sorts, of her 2010 show Songs for Nobodies, with the same creative team: writer Joanna Murray-Smith, director Simon Phillips and musical director Ian Mc...

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Hay Fever | Kay & McLean Productions and Theatre Royal Bath

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

Felicity Kendal leads the competent cast in this recreation of Noel Coward’s play first produced in 1924.

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The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland | Ridiculusmus

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Imagine waking from a drugged sleep – there are voices and people but you’re not sure what’s going on or if any of it makes sense. A frog croaks – or was it someone pretending to be a fr...

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Killing Time | Mitchell Butel

Mon, 10 Nov 2014

In his one man cabaret show, Killing Time, Mitchell Butel instantly engages the audience with his vivacious, twinkling charm and then dazzles them with his show-biz pi...

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Legally Blonde The Musical | The Hills Musical Company

Sun, 9 Nov 2014

OMG can this cast dance! The dancing and the Choreography (Linda Williams) are the indisputable stars of this fine production. But there is more to it than th...

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Shakespeare and the Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Fri, 7 Nov 2014

Melbourne academic and playwright Enzo Condello’s ambitious play asks, and answers, the question: who was Shakespeare thinking of when he wrote such lines as ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s da...

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I'll Eat You Last | Melbourne Theatre Company

Thu, 6 Nov 2014

I'll Eat You Last is a wonderful tribute to an amazing woman. It is funny, touching and without too much theatricality. It is a conversation with someone who sees the world as it is and is not afraid to voice an op...

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Passion | Life Like Company

Thu, 6 Nov 2014

Passion is at times challenging, yet haunting, dark yet quite emotional. This is a risky work for any company to attempt, and not commercially at...

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Lit Up | Diesel

Mon, 3 Nov 2014

With clarity of sound and snappy repartee, Diesel took us on a trip down music memory lane on Saturday night, first night of November, at the Bangalow Bowling Cl...

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Il Trovatore | West Australian Opera

Sat, 1 Nov 2014

Verdi’s glorious music, including the well-known Anvil Chorus, partnered with multiple plot twists, an unfolding story of vengeance, a love triangle and a tragic end – are the irresistible ingredients of this magnificent op...

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Totem | Cirque du Soleil

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

There’s something irresistible and irrepressibly exciting about a contemporary circus performance and Totem, the new show by Cirque du Soleil, doesn’t di...

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Black Voices

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Last night the audience at the Melbourne Recital Centre was treated to the glorious harmonies and pure tones of the British a capella group Black Vo...

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Emerald City | Griffin Theatre Company

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

Not a lot actually happens in Emerald City, which I think contributes to the problem: there are a lot of words to very little action. It’s a fairly shallow treatment of the problem of the highbrow versus the lo...

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Am I | Shaun Parker & Company

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

Encompassing everything from the sub atomic matter that constitutes our physical being, to the relationships that give our lives meaning, Am I is an ambitious exploration of what it is to be hu...

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Status Room | Daisy Sanders

Wed, 22 Oct 2014

Inspired dance celebration of social media image-making and self-perception.

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Happy People in Concert | Working Management

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

From its snappy opening with the four leads singing the title song, the audience knows that they are in for a fun sh...

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Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday | Malthouse Theatre

Sun, 19 Oct 2014

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday explores the ‘bookends of a life fully lived.’

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Eamon Flack appointed Artistic Director at Belvoir

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Eamon Flack has been appointed to lead the company from 2016. He will be the company’s third Artistic Director and lead it into its fourth decade.

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I'll Eat You Last | Melbourne Theatre Company
I'll Eat You Last is a wonderful tribute to an amazing woman. It is funny, touching and without too much theatricality. It...
Shakespeare and the Dark Lady of the Sonnets
Melbourne academic and playwright Enzo Condello’s ambitious play asks, and answers, the question: who was Shakespeare think...
Killing Time | Mitchell Butel
In his one man cabaret show, Killing Time, Mitchell Butel instantly engages the audience with his vivacious, twinkling char...
Legally Blonde The Musical | The Hills Musical Company
OMG can this cast dance! The dancing and the Choreography (Linda Williams) are the indisputable stars of this fine producti...
The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland | Ridiculusmus
Imagine waking from a drugged sleep – there are voices and people but you’re not sure what’s going on or if any of it makes...

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