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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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Vice is the latest release from writer/director Adam McKay, which has undergone much pontification prior to its release on Boxing Day. Many will be familiar with McKay’s previous films which include The Big Short and (much more previously) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. McKay has gained a sort of reputation amongst Awards bodies including...
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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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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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Spitfire is a documentary about one of the most romanticised images of the British world War Two experience – the Spitfire fighter plane. A solid documentary, it is something that the enthusiast should use as a way to get their unknowledgeable friend interested in the many aspects of British wartime aviation history. What brings this...
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2 years ago
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Contemporary circus is probably the closest any human will come to experiencing the early 1920’s Dada scene in the 21st Century. Whilst not quite as ad-libbed as Dada was, it is a genre that clearly takes thinks to absurd extremes, oftentimes (but not always) says nothing and everything, and makes you consider the nature of...
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3 years ago
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Submergence is a romantic thriller directed by Wim Wenders starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy. Leading up to viewing this film, I wondered why I hadn’t heard about it, especially with such star power from its two leads. However, as I watched the film, this initial question was replaced by my wondering why this film...
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3 years ago
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Does Marie Antoinette need redeeming in the eyes of history? Is our current perception of the Austrian child-bride turned symbol of decadence and classism fair, or rooted in misogyny? How you answer these questions will colour how much you enjoy Heartstring Theatre’s latest production, David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette. Marie Antoinette tells the story of the famous...
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3 years ago
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Miley, Moon Unit & Me is the latest offering from songstress and theatre mastermind Tegan Jones. With this fifty minutes of story and song, Jones taps into the heart of the cabaret tradition (though the love in this heart a little less sexual and a little more familial). In the intimate basement of the Butterfly...