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Theatre
1 year ago
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77
Wild. And not subtle. But enjoyable and pointed. Despite starting almost 40 minutes late due to technical issues (which caused a bit of disquiet from some audience members), The Market Is A Wind Up Toy is a production which has clearly had a lot of thought put into it. Although a little strange to start...
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Theatre
1 year ago
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90
Sweet and Sour Dilemmas is one of those shows that leaves a little mystery in the air when you walk in. Sure, the description gives a little bit away – Chef Chung has come to Australia and opened the Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant in Victoria. But there’s still an element of mystery as the audience...
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Theatre
1 year ago
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72
Who hasn’t turned to the world of online dating in these modern times? Honestly, why even bother interacting with anyone new when you can just let your swiping finger do all the talking for you? The Subtle Art of Online Dating is a hilarity filled hour from Katie O’Connor, Nerida Hannah, Maddie Roberts, and Bonnie...
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Theatre
1 year ago
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61
Sylvia Plath has been and will be remembered throughout history. She was able to capture and describe mental health in such a way, that people even now can read through her works and exclaim, “Yes! Yes, that is exactly what is happening in my head.” Jack Lynch’s Confessions from the Bell Jar delves deeply into...
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Theatre
1 year ago
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108
With a play that passes the Bechdel Test with flying colours, The Critic is a rather bold examination of the relationship between the role of the critic, the publisher, the artist, and the public – bold because it actually lifts the hood slightly into the world of reviewing and of performing. With strong dialogue and acting...
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Theatre
1 year ago
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62
Private Peaceful has become one of the iconic historical fiction stories that really cements the popular image of life for First World War soldiers. Inspired after the author of the book (and play) Michael Morpurgo saw the name “Peaceful” on a tombstone, the story is one of tragedy and loss, waste and love, heroes and...
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Review
Theatre
2 years ago
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62
Content Warning: Titus Andronicus is a play by William Shakespeare that contains rape, body harm, amputation, murder, infanticide, gendered and racialised violence. Please be advised that this production will include this confronting content. It is recommended that any audience member concerned about this subject matter should familiarise themselves with the play before purchasing tickets. Please...
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Theatre
2 years ago
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55
Ah, the Romanov Dynasty – there is much romanticism associated with the ill-fated imperial family, especially of the final Tsar Nicholas II and his family (including daughter Anastasia, of whom conspiracy theories of her survival culminated in the musically enjoyable but historically inaccurate film Anastasia). Perhaps it is the pathetic nature of the family brought...
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Comedy
Review
2 years ago
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71
Sequel comedy shows are interesting – do they simply rehash the old material and potentially become sterile; or do they try for something new and get accused of selling out? Fortunately, Katie Cullinan’s Further Tales of a Catastrophist (follow up from the previous show Tales of a Catastrophist) is in neither category fully, but steers the...
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Music
Review
2 years ago
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75
How I Met My Dead Husband is a fun musical play, which explores the idea of love over multiple lifetimes and languages. Performed by the talented Lansey Feng, it was well put together and clever in its approach – funny and enjoyable to watch. Using Feng’s mastery of three different languages (English, Mandarin, and French),...