Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Melbourne
Anti-Gravity | Chunky Move
Written by Lee Bemrose   
Sunday, 19 March 2017 10:47

Anti Gravity | Chunky Move

We – mostly in our rigid bodies – see bodies all day long but never really see them reaching for their full potential, this physical exploration, and that's why this is such a visual feast. These six performers are our physical potential realised. And it's magical stuff.

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Faith Healer | Melbourne Theatre Company
Written by Lee Bemrose   
Saturday, 11 March 2017 13:00

Faith Healer | Melbourne Theatre Company

I loved everything about Faith Healer, a play as modest, inventive and intriguing as its author appears to have been.

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The Play That Goes Wrong | Mischief Theatre
Written by Jane Canaway   
Sunday, 26 February 2017 09:37

The Play That Goes Wrong | Mischief Theatre

The Mischief Theatre seems set to break the link between ‘farce’ and ‘descend’; their comedy The Play That Goes Wrong elevates the genre to a new era of cool.

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John | Melbourne Theatre Company
Written by Diane Stubbings   
Sunday, 19 February 2017 14:51

John | Melbourne Theatre Company

As visually interesting and occasionally intriguing as John is, it’s a play that long overstays its welcome.

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Koyaanisqatsi Live! | The Phillip Glass Ensemble
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Sunday, 12 March 2017 12:38

Koyaanisqatsi Live! | The Phillip Glass Ensemble

Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word for 'life in chaos, life needing to change, crazy life', a perfect description of the current state of affairs when it comes to climate change, environmental degradation and the cancer that is neo-liberal capitalism.

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The Full Monty | StageArt
Written by Jane Canaway   
Sunday, 05 March 2017 14:11

The Full Monty | StageArt

The idea of getting your kit off to earn some money is, it has to be said, not an original one. Ask a zillion women since clothing was first worn.

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The Music of AR Rahman | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Written by Nikki Spunde   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:51

The Music of AR Rahman | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Asia TOPA, the Triennial of Performing Arts, has drawn some remarkable artists to Melbourne for its inaugural year, but few with the star power of movie soundtrack composer A.R. Rahman.

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Stupid Fucking Bird | Lightning Jar Theatre
Written by Lee Bemrose   
Saturday, 18 February 2017 19:53

Stupid Fucking Bird | Lightning Jar Theatre

My short attention span and lousy time management steer me toward short plays, but this was over two hours (not all that long, I know, but that's how slack I am) of well rounded, absorbing, thought-provoking, very entertaining theatre.

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