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12 months ago
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There’s a general belief that adding any bells and whistles to Shakespeare’s plays is unnecessary. So it was with trepidation I arrived at the cozy backyard that hosted Sevenfold Theatre’s production of Much To Do About Nothing. That trepidation was unfounded, as this production (with a 21 st century coat of paint) does a great...
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2 years ago
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Les Misérables is a classic musical, based on the 1862 novel of the same name. First opening on Broadway in 1987 and running until 2003, it is the fifth longest running Broadway show. Numerous adaptations of the story have been produced over the years, including the more recognised 2012 film and the more recent 2018...
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2 years ago
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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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2 years ago
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Every summer the Australian Shakespeare Company holds a show at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. The summer months in Melbourne are (slight exaggeration) generally warm throughout the evenings and sitting outside in a beautiful park, while snacking, having a drink, and watching a troupe of talented actors spout off classic works is a brilliant...
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2 years ago
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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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2 years ago
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Have you got your Christmas plans organised? Heading to a relative’s house for Christmas lunch with the whole extended family perhaps? Well, you’re in luck, Maverick Newman and Stacey Thomsett are here to assist you in ensuring that this year, there’s no fights, drama or crying happening around the Christmas tree. Christmas with relatives can...
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2 years ago
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During the opening number of Cutting Loose, a tribute to the town of Geelong, Lucy Horan describes herself as a big fish in a small pond. This description seems quite apt, as the show progresses the audience is treated to a highly entertaining hour of feminism laced musical numbers – and there always is, always...
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2 years ago
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Opera has clearly come a long way since Puccini – so far that it can be performed by one man with a dedicated sound engineer. The Rug is definitely an opera for modernity – utilising technology in an effective manner, balancing pathos with humour and anger, a combination of operatic singing with other musical styles,...
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2 years ago
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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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2 years ago
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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...