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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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Two Weddings, One Bride | Opera Australia
Written by Eliza Eggler   
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 11:09

Two Weddings, One Bride | Opera Australia

With bucket loads of farcical frivolity and not a dying heroine in sight, Robert Andrew Greene’s Two Weddings, One Bride is anything but ordinary operetta fare.

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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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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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The Lighthouse Girl | Black Swan State Theatre Company
Written by Cicely Binford   
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 08:50

The Lighthouse Girl | Black Swan State Theatre Company

The piece is a tearjerker and works in subtle ways – especially as it coincides with ANZAC Day and all of the thoughts, emotions and debates that emerge from its yearly remembrance.

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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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