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It’s all in the title really – clever, funny, macabre, and grotesque. A performance of a man abandoned in a post-apocalypse world, hungry and desperate to get by, complete with circus tricks, a visually stunning stage, and some downright quirky actions from the solo Mitch Jones, AutoCannibal is a show to fulfill the appetite of those...
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Like many a young Melbournian, Otis Elston grew up with The Wind in the Willows at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Only, unlike other Melbournians, he also grew up performing The Wind in the Willows. No longer Portly, Elston now directs the annual production that for so many families is annual tradition. Til Knowles caught up with him to...
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Grab your picnic blankets, make a cheese platter and a glass of eye of newt (er, or wine) and attend Macbeth in the Royal Botanic Gardens this summer. The Scottish Play is this year’s Shakespeare Under the Stars – the annual production of one of the Bard’s works, performed outside by the Australian Shakespeare Company....
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Critically acclaimed sound designer, actor, writer and theatremaker Ben Grant is just about to launch his new electropera (that’s a portmanteau of electronic opera) at La Mama.Titled the Rug, it’s a one-man operatic look into the psyche of a pale male who feels hard-done by in the current political climate. Ben spoke with Til Knowles...
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After a decade of creating and touring their unique experimental theatre to polarised audiences and critical acclaim, the Brisbane-based The Danger Ensemble have relocated to Melbourne and are celebrating with the return of The Hamlet Apocalypse. Part fiction, part reality, part Hamlet, part apocalypse, the play features seven actors playing themselves performing Hamlet as the...
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Who does and doesn’t get to perform drag? This is the question that fueled the creation of Lou Wall’s Drag Race.  Fighting the perception that drag is somehow just for cis gay men, Lou Wall’s Drag Race features queer, not just gay, Queens of a variety of gender identities. Drag does have a diverse and inclusive...
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What do you do when the guy you’ve been dating turns out to be a total fuckboy? Cry? Eat your body weight in ice cream? Take a deep breath and focus on living your best life? All of the above? If you’re Savannah Pederson, the answer is write an award-winning musical that celebrates female friendships...
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Maybe you’re a fan of podcasts seeking something a bit more polished. Maybe you love Netflix stand up specials but don’t have that much time to spend in front of the TV. Maybe you’re the kind of person who wants to listen to their favourite comedian’s best material on repeat. No matter who you are,...
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Artist Melanie Jame Wolf / Savage Amusement is back in Melbourne for the Australian debut of HIGHNESS. Part two in a trilogy on archetypes of womanhood, HIGHNESS is a mixture of performance and video exploring what it means to be a queen. Part moving image, part pop culture, part pop culture interrogation, all performance, HIGHNESS looks set to receive...
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The Big HOO-HAA! are turning 8! Since 2010 this rambunctious bunch of hearts and bones have been improvising their way across stages, through festivals, and into the hearts of Melbourne comedy audiences. To celebrate, they’re throwing a 1980s themed show, where the laughs are sure to be as big as the shoulder pads. We caught...