This is a thoughtful play for a thoughtful audience, so if you’re in the mood for a bit of light entertainment you may leave the performance slightly drained.
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Canberra writer Bruce Hoogendoorn’s tale of sport, scandal and ‘media answers’ is a winner, however it does take a little while to warm up.
The great thing about Puccini’s opera is that it delivers its love and tragedy with plenty of humour, beautifully drawn characters and music that’s well worth the price of admission.
Grab the kids, or anyone who’s free for that matter, and get along to see The Arrival. It could be the highlight of your week.
If only The Bleeding Heart were a permanent venue. A subterranean political satire bar would surely be welcome in Canberra – a city where politicians could provide it with no end of material.
Lang’s relaxed attitude only adds to the effect when he unleashes one of his guitar solos, displaying power and accuracy more reminiscent of a classical virtuoso than a laid-back folk singer.
If you like Tupperware parties with the gals, sipping some Chardy and having a laugh at one’s wobbly bits, then you’ll love the comedy skit-set of Busting Out.
I can’t tell you what happens at the end of this play, but even if this weren’t such a strong production, the twist would be worth the price of admission.