Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Melbourne
Miss Blossom Callahann | La Mama
Written by Lee Bemrose   
Thursday, 04 May 2017 21:52

Miss Blossom Callahann | La Mama

This is the magic of Stephen House's writing. He gives a voice to the marginalised ones who don't have a voice, who are mostly invisible to us. He gives them their voice to tell their story, and lemme tell you, it's authentic stuff.

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Cabaret
Written by Heather Bloom   
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 15:58

Cabaret

Fifteen years after I first saw Cabaret and this wannabe Kit Kat Klub girl is as enamored as ever with Kander and Ebb’s score, Gale Edwards direction and flawless performances from the entire ensemble.

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Richard 3 | Bell Shakespeare
Written by Eleanor Howlett   
Monday, 24 April 2017 13:22

Richard 3 | Bell Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare's History plays, and the fourth longest in the entire canon, Richard III is a tricky piece and has the potential to just become a mass of talking heads coupled with bloody chaos.

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Swan Lake | The Shanghai Ballet
Written by Stephanie Glickman   
Sunday, 23 April 2017 14:31

Swan Lake | The Shanghai Ballet

This version of Swan Lake rocks the scale on the swan meter and delivers great bang for buck when it comes to the serene, precise beauty of swans en masse.

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This is Eden | fortyfivedownstairs
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 13:19

This is Eden | fortyfivedownstairs

In This is Eden, Emily Goddard tells the story of her great great great grandmother, Sarah Ford, who was transported as a convict in 1837 and imprisoned in the Cascades Female Factory near Hobart.

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Carmen, Live or Dead | Oriel Group
Written by April MacKay   
Friday, 28 April 2017 08:57

Carmen, Live or Dead | Oriel Group

This was a show sung so beautifully I want to wish it were on a bigger stage, yet can’t believe it would have sounded as good when lacking the precious intimacy of this space.

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Aladdin | Disney Theatrical Productions
Written by Simon Piening   
Monday, 24 April 2017 12:17

Aladdin | Disney Theatrical Productions

Where The Lion King was an entirely original theatrical reimagining of the film, this stage version of Aladdin wholeheartedly embraces its cartoonish origins, and frequently resembles an extravagant panto.

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Three Little Words | Melbourne Theatre Company
Written by Lee Bemrose   
Sunday, 23 April 2017 12:00

Three Little Words | Melbourne Theatre Company

And when that big shiny stage starts spinning, the whole thing feels very much like one of those cheesy TV comedy-dramas so popular with nice urban families.

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