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The Bleeding Tree | Sydney Theatre Company
Written by Richard Cotter   
Sunday, 12 March 2017 14:45

The Bleeding Tree | Sydney Theatre Company

A couple of years on, the story is still timely, and this encore production cements The Bleeding Tree as a bonafide classic.

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Every Brilliant Thing | Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company
Written by Lauren Sherritt   
Saturday, 11 March 2017 15:12

Every Brilliant Thing | Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company

It’s hard to imagine leaving a theatre show about a boy whose mum is suicidal with cheeks sore from smiling, but the after-effects of seeing Every Brilliant Thing are anything but expected.

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Chamber Landscapes
Written by Nicholas Routley   
Saturday, 11 March 2017 08:20

Chamber Landscapes

Embedded within the Adelaide Festival this year is a series of chamber music concerts called Chamber Landscapes, held in the Ukaria Cultural Centre in the Adelaide Hills.

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La Gaia Scienza
Written by Nicholas Routley   
Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:36

La Gaia Scienza

La Gaia Scienza. The Gay Science. Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft. Not many musical ensembles have, as far as I know named themselves after a book by Nietzsche. (Though why not? The Beyond Good and Evil wind quintet from Helsinki, perhaps…)

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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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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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Superhal | The Puzzle Collective
Written by Jack Teiwes   
Friday, 10 March 2017 00:02

Superhal | The Puzzle Collective

Billed as “the superhero origin story of Shakespeare’s Henry V”, this is a production filled with confident zeal but sadly doomed to fail as spectacularly as the French defeat at Agincourt.

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L’Orfeo | Concerto Italiano
Written by Nicholas Routley   
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 13:03

L’Orfeo | Concerto Italiano

Three decades of immersion in the particular performance idioms of the early 17th century have given them an authenticity which sounds completely natural, indeed which convinces from the very outset that this is the only way that Monteverdi’s music can reveal all of its riches.

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