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Carmen, Live or Dead | Oriel Group

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

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 sp...

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Richard 3 | Bell Shakespeare

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

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 ch...

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Aladdin | Disney Theatrical Productions

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

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 pa...

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Swan Lake | The Shanghai Ballet

Sun, 23 Apr 2017

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 ma...

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Three Little Words | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sun, 23 Apr 2017

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 fa...

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Untapped | RAW Dance

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

RAW Dance in association with QPAC have brought their newest offering to the Cremorne Theatre – Untapped, a high energy dance show full of fun-loving and ever smiling young da...

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2017 Byron Bay Bluesfest

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Over the years I have got in any way possible but this year I hit my pinnacle – being invited to write for the festival that spawned my love of blues and roots. Way to go, Wo...

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Kinky Boots

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is a wonderful tale that has been previously told through film and now comes to life on the st...

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It's Got To Be Perfect | Anna Morris

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

It’s not every day you get invited to a wedding. Even stranger is when you know neither: the Bride, Groom nor any other gu...

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Raw Comedy National Grand Final 2017

Mon, 17 Apr 2017

Former tightrope walker Zack Dyer has won the national open mic comedy competition, Raw Comedy 2017 – and a spot at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe later this ye...

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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo | Mad March Hare and Red Line Productions

Sun, 16 Apr 2017

The marvellous Maggie Dence behind a fence in fine feline form plays the titular tiger in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zo...

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Man vs Meth | Simon Hughes

Sun, 16 Apr 2017

Addiction is no laughing matter, but we all know that people in the throes of addiction can do some pretty funny things. It's this angle that Simon Hughes taps into in his show, Man vs Me...

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RocKwiz Live! Another Really, Really Good Friday

Sat, 15 Apr 2017

Fans are advised to ‘never meet your heroes’ so I worried a little about seeing RocKwiz live; would it seem too staged? Too slow and lo...

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The Ball Room

Sat, 15 Apr 2017

Play is the the highest form of research, according to Einstein, and Plato said: Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by pl...

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Fri, 14 Apr 2017

I found this a deeply rich and satisfying theatrical experience indeed.

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Parasites Lost | Alanta Colley

Wed, 12 Apr 2017

Holed up in a dingy hotel with only a bucket for company, the sole comfort for sick backpackers is they know their suffering will make a funny story one da...

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The Rasputin Affair | Ensemble Theatre

Tue, 11 Apr 2017

This is an extremely funny play, at turns satirical and wilfully silly in the extreme, ultimately bordering on farce, as these four rather loopy characters scheme and snipe and fret and fawn over each other in anticipation of Rasputin’s ar...

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A-K | Sam Simmons

Mon, 10 Apr 2017

When Sam Simmons arrives on stage trilling like a choir boy wearing a ruffle he’s stolen from a drag queen, you might assume we’re in for another one of his absurdist prop strewn shows. But surprisingly, there are no bread shoes, no tacos being smashed on his bare ch...

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Whilst reviewing the Bluesfest this year, I was afforded the opportunity to take some time out to talk with Vic and Allan from the Brisbane-based band, The Australian Ukulele Sh...

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2016 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

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Reviews/Perth
This was a charming interlude with Hooper’s nearest and dearest. Her husband, her children, her (hitherto untapped in-laws) and very amusing it was too.
Monday, 30 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Canberra
Theatre artist Christopher Samuel Carroll uses a lot of skill to fine tune every minute of where to stand, his facial expression, vocal tone, accent and volume.
Sunday, 29 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Kennedy is no ordinary ’classical’ musician and in spite of his musical pedigree, he seems to relish in not conforming to the expectations of classical music goers, and in doing so this renegade violinist has gathered a huge following.
Sunday, 29 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
“Do you speak dance?” asks the opening song for this anarchic comedy-music act, and its intentionally awkward extraterrestrial metaphor sets the tone for the Spiegeltent show ahead.
Friday, 27 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Tomboy Survival Guide is a charming mix of poignant story telling and music that enlightens perceptions and gracefully educates.
Friday, 27 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
In Institute, filing cabinets stand ominously around the stage. Yet these are strangely beautiful, thanks to Chris Swain and Amit Lahaw’s superb lighting.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
The Spiegeltent is always a destination for the eclectic, unusual and a bit risqué when it comes to Festival time, and that description would serve to describe Retro Futurismus as well.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Sydney
Attempted suicide by asphyxiation, arson and sex abuse are part of the gamut run by performer and playwright Cliff Cardinal in the harrowing and darkly humourous Huff.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Perth
Having seen Tim Morley’s spellbinding show, A Dirk Darrow Investigation, two years ago at The Fringe there was no way I was going to miss this one.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 | Read more
Reviews/Melbourne
If you’ve ever been captivated by a pile of leaves dancing and jostling in eddies of wind, you will understand the simple and poignant beauty of Air Play.
Monday, 23 January 2017 | Read more

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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo | Mad March Hare and Red Line Productions
The marvellous Maggie Dence behind a fence in fine feline form plays the titular tiger in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo....
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...
Kinky Boots
Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is a wonderful tale that has been previously told through film and now comes to life on...
Raw Comedy National Grand Final 2017
Former tightrope walker Zack Dyer has won the national open mic comedy competition, Raw Comedy 2017 – and a spot at the Edi...
It's Got To Be Perfect | Anna Morris
It’s not every day you get invited to a wedding. Even stranger is when you know neither: the Bride, Groom nor any other gue...