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UnHOWsed is more than a play. It’s a remarkable collaboration between Voices of the Southside, director Deborah Leiser-Moore and composer Nela Trifkovi. Drawing on the ensemble’s lived experience, UnHOWsed draws us into a survivalist mindset, highlighting the struggle of being homeless, older and female. The word “homeless” conjures images of tatty clothes and dirty fingernails...
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1 year ago
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75
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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1 year ago
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46
Walking down Easey Street in Collingwood, you may find your gaze drifting towards a tucked away dip in the line of buildings, with a few people spilling out onto the pavement and the steady thrum of music and noisy chattering reaching your ears. If you venture a little further into this inconspicuous bar, you may...
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1 year ago
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119
Director Liz Connors guides a stellar cast through the complexity of end of life issues in The Wise Owl Theatres’ production of the The Window Outside.   The play opens on an older couple, Frank and Evelyn dancing in the moonlight. As they reminisce about the life they’ve built together, the scene gives way to a...
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1 year ago
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69
The Loneliness Project is a live art exhibition – a show that slots nicely into Fringe amongst the comedic acts, cabaret and more serious performances. You may be unsure what to expect when attending The Loneliness Project – despite the description practically detailing everything that would occur. A small intimate group would enter the auditory...
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1 year ago
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108
The description of Puppet Jam sounds all kinds of amazing. A multitude of puppeteers, cabaret performers and more – all running through a range of eccentric and unique skits and performances throughout the night? Sign me up. As an initial word of warning – the venue, The Rattlesnake Saloon, has positioned the box office to...
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1 year ago
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Kieran Bullock Builds IKEA Furniture on Stage and Talks to the Audience. It’s all there in the name and it’s hard to say what I was expecting, really. The show premise is a simple one. Bullock stands on stage, drinks a bit of beer, gets our a flat packed piece of IKEA and attempts to...
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1 year ago
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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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1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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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...