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2071: A Performance About Climate Change

Sun, 28 May 2017

Anticlimactic though fully climatic, 2071 is a lecture, not a play, on the perils facing mankind if we don't act on the obvious changes our climate is ex...

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Lady Beatle | The Little Red Company & La Boite Theatre Company

Sun, 28 May 2017

Fifty years after Sgt Pepper taught the band to play, cabaret Lady Beatle celebrates the music of The Beatles at La Bo...

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Orb | Sydney Dance Company

Sat, 27 May 2017

Sydney Dance Company’s Orb has the right amount of flash to please contemporary dance fans. Costume, lighting, choreography and sound composition come together in two all-original productions featuring Australian and international dance ar...

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The Ham Funeral | Siren Theatre Co and Griffin Independent

Wed, 24 May 2017

The Ham Funeral is a peculiar journey into the minds and emotions of a small family, mourning the death of a family member who seems to be as loved as he was de...

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Sex, Drugs and Allergies | Suns of Fred

Wed, 24 May 2017

High energy, relentlessly upbeat performance from a talented trio.

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Chicago | Emma Knights Productions

Tue, 23 May 2017

Emma Knights’ production is inventive, intelligent, and beautifully presented. The show rises above the conventional with a winning fusion of satire, self-parody and potent performances from a superb en...

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Mr Burns, a post-electric play | Belvoir

Tue, 23 May 2017

This is a play which is at turns simple yet complex, richly layered yet straightforward, at turns surprisingly deep and yet skimming the su...

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Songs for Jack | Will Hannagan

Sun, 21 May 2017

Hannagan has made Songs for Jack more than just a show about one love story, but about many stories, and about many pe...

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Hero Complex | Sammy J

Sun, 21 May 2017

Sammy J is a force to be reckoned with. His live-wire, angular energy could prove exhausting but for the excellence of his clever scripting, impeccable timing and light witty musical in...

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In Flagrante | The Butterfly Club

Wed, 17 May 2017

Something about this In Flagrante performance at The Butterfly Club intrigued. I Googled. I saw a weird clip with women in G-strings pretending to be horses to the accompaniment of some really quirky music and I thought, this is weird. I like weird; I'm going to check this ou...

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Awakening | Monash Uni Student Theatre

Wed, 17 May 2017

As the debate rages on around the controversial teen TV show 13 Reasons Why, it’s no wonder that a 19th century equivalent is striking a chord and enjoying a remount by Monash Uni Student Th...

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My Fair Lady

Tue, 16 May 2017

If there ever were a director equipped to handle the mammoth task of the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, it would have to be the great Dame Julie An...

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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra

Tue, 16 May 2017

The two most revered jazz singers of Ethiopia sang with the band at high voltage – the love in the room was immense.

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Toast | Maiden Voyage Theatre Company

Mon, 15 May 2017

Strong examination of family ties and the experience of grief.

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Critically Wil | Wil Anderson

Sat, 13 May 2017

Wil Anderson was at his scathingly funny best. No mean achievement as he had just suffered a ghastly series of flight delays even getting to Pe...

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You Will Not Play Wagner | Shalom and Moira Blumenthal Productions

Sat, 13 May 2017

The emphatic title You Will Not Play Wagner gives more than a clue about what this play is about.

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Black is the New White | Sydney Theatre Company

Fri, 12 May 2017

Farce and furious, Nakkiah Lui's seriously side splitting Black is the New White is an edifyingly entertaining ex...

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Between the Streetlight and the Moon | Mophead Productions

Thu, 11 May 2017

Between the Streetlight and the Moon, represents playwright Melita Rowston's foray into the arts end of the world, or, more accurately, the art history en...

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Clare Mendes

Melbourne | Monday, 22 May 2017

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    The King of Burlesque, when I chat to him, is enjoying some quiet time in country New South Wales. It’s been a busy ye

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In light of Fairfax's planned cuts to arts coverage, the Confederation of State Theatre Companies (CAST) has released an Open Letter to Grey Hywood, CEO of ...

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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra
The two most revered jazz singers of Ethiopia sang with the band at high voltage – the love in the room was immense.
My Fair Lady
If there ever were a director equipped to handle the mammoth task of the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, it wo...
Chicago | Emma Knights Productions
Emma Knights’ production is inventive, intelligent, and beautifully presented. The show rises above the conventional with a...
In Flagrante | The Butterfly Club
Something about this In Flagrante performance at The Butterfly Club intrigued. I Googled. I saw a weird clip with women in...
Toast | Maiden Voyage Theatre Company
Strong examination of family ties and the experience of grief.