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1 year ago
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As part of the Asia TOPA festival, the Filipino play Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands should stand out as one of the greatest pieces in absurdist and even Dada-esque theatre productions. In a clearly “non-political” approach (please read between the lines folks) that obviously does not make thinly-veiled swipes...
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Independent Theatre
Theatre
1 year ago
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95
The Meeting Points series is an ongoing artistic project that pits styles that would not normally be expected to even be aware of each other onstage. Hand To Earth is very clearly in this genre – it would not normally strike many, I am sure, to have a Korean jazz vocalist paired up with an...
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Music
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1 year ago
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87
Packed to the rafters, Homophonic! was clearly the place to be on that hot Melbourne night. A mixture of good music with audience participation (more on that later), the show as touching and at the same time educational, highlighting the “straight-washing” that exists in classical music (something which, from my own experiences as well as...
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Independent Theatre
Plays
1 year ago
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105
“Gay incel” is the first thought that might come to mind when you watch the opening moments of this show. The show then proceeded to actually flesh out the two characters in ways which well-written, two-man plays tend to do, and did undermine that feeling. As part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, this play at the...
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Theatre
1 year ago
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101
Booms, puppets, cheers, and tears! – Tom Morris and Marianne Elliott’s production of the award-winning War Horse at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre was beyond spectacular with some of the best puppeteering and animatronic work for a stage production that Australia has ever seen. Within only a few weeks o the film 1917 being named film of...
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2 years ago
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114
Observing poetic literature transform into stage productions can lead to some interesting ideas. The advantage with the written word as a medium is that it is possible to convey so much depth and meaning without having to rely on dialogue or actors and script-writers translating things into a medium where the words change meanings, and...
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2 years ago
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117
Fresh and Fruity is a fun and uplifting piece of circus comedy from a variety of different and talented artists. Although it was messy at times (both in terms of performance style and quite literally messy), it channeled all that is enjoyable about the circus and brought into a healthy and entertaining show that allows...
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2 years ago
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118
Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals are usually spectacular affairs, filled with grand openings, heavy themes, and powerful music. Fortunately, The Beautiful Game (written by Ben Elton) continues in that style, and Manilla Street Productions have done an impressive job with this production, making it worthwhile to see. Although, clocking in at 2 hours in length (plus an...
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Theatre
2 years ago
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85
Didactic and hilarious, Anna Piper Scott delivers a highlight from the Melbourne Fringe Festival of 2019. Daringly opening the act by asking the audience to raise their hand if they identify as queer, to which the Butterfly Club roars as loudly as any September footy final, Piper Scott immediately catches the spectator’s energy and continues...
Comedy
Music
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2 years ago
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Cabaret. It is a style of comedy that works quite well, because if the jokes are missed then the audience can just enjoy the music; alternatively, if the music is not to their taste, they can enjoy the humour. Creatures Lost is a cabaret that manages to have good music and dialogue, so it works...