Arts
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Theatre
2 years ago
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93
A group of women perform a perfected dance routine, smiles bright, movements synchronised, as three men with clipboards watch on, judging. This is the opening scene of Let Men Tremble. As the audience take their seats at Theatre Works, a series of movements is expertly executed to Florence and the Machine’s ‘Big God’. It is...
Arts
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Theatre
2 years ago
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100
Through the kitsch and glamour of the Butterfly Club cocktail bar, past the red-lit dolls and full bookcases leaden with dust and wall-plastered pictures of Star Wars characters, up a thin and creaking steep staircase lies a door with the name ‘Kit Goodman’ on it. The room beyond is quiet, undisturbed in the night falling...
Music
Review
Theatre
2 years ago
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62
I really hate this musical. Baz Luhrmann can write and direct one hell of a movie, but it is evident he has no idea how to compose material for the stage. And apparently Craig Pearce and Terry Johnson didn’t have the heart to tell him when working with him on adapting and developing his 1992...
Arts
Independent Theatre
Review
2 years ago
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96
Emina Ashman’s Make Me A Houri is an artistic and intellectually stimulating performance for those with an artistic eye, appreciation of complex and confronting issues, and an appreciation of a good show. It makes the audience think (something good art often does), as well as being visually and verbally an aesthetic treat – definitely check it...
Opera
Review
Theatre
2 years ago
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65
Often when leaving the theatre, the magic of the performance you have seen fades away and you look at it in a more rational way (the ‘light of day’ impact so to speak). You become disillusioned by the splendor and form your critical, rational opinion – but in my critical, rational opinion, the magic and...
Arts
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Theatre
2 years ago
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65
The concept of adapting A Room of One’s Own to the stage is a fascinating one. How does one adapt an essay into the form a play? And how is it done in a way that will captivate the audience? It’s safe to say that both the director and adapter of A Room of One’s...
Arts
Comedy
Review
2 years ago
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89
Ross Daniels’ One Small Trip is an excellent example of how comedy can, in this more enlightened age, play off caricatures whilst remaining (mostly) inoffensive – especially as the show was performed and written by an older white man. Sketch comedy has an element that is somehow more delightful and engaging than stand-up comedy – it...
Arts
Review
Theatre
2 years ago
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100
Walking to the Meat Market Stables for the 7.30 show I passed Royal Melbourne Hospital. In the chilled darkness of Grattan Street three fire trucks sat, their lights gyrating off the hospital’s exterior, firemen sitting calmly inside. It struck me as odd that the visual panic was so unmatched in expression, compared to the reality...
Arts
Review
Uncategorized
2 years ago
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212
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...
Arts
News
Theatre
2 years ago
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61
This is a call to action for contemporary urban artists – there is an opportunity for you to explore your new and creative ideas! Visit www.cantdotomorrow.com/artists for info on how to get involved. Applications close 1 September 2019. Can’t Do Tomorrow is the first of its kind in Melbourne – a celebration of urban and contemporary...