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The Age Review For Earshot

The Age review for Earshot

  • December 1, 2017
  • Arts

30 November 2017 Cameron Woodhead ★★★★ We've all overheard random conversations in public spaces. Most of us respond with a private smile, a discreet eye roll, perhaps a sympathetic glance or look of alarm. With Earshot, experimental theatre-maker Kate Hunter…

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The Music Review Angels In America

The Music Review Angels in America

  • September 19, 2017
  • Arts

★★★★★ September 8 2017 Maxim Boon Speaking with a friend earlier this week, I shared my excitement about attending the opening of a new production of Angels In America, the first in Melbourne for nearly two and half decades. "That's…

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The Age Review Of Angels In America

The Age Review of Angels in America

  • September 19, 2017
  • Arts

★★★★ September 7 2017 Cameron Woodhead Though Belvoir staged it in Sydney in 2013, Tony Kushner's Angels in America hasn't been performed in Melbourne for 23 years. Having watched this production spread its wings over two consecutive nights, I'm awed…

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Timeout Review Of Angels In America

Timeout Review of Angels in America

  • September 19, 2017
  • Arts

★★★★★ By: Tim Byrne Tony Kushner's epic 'gay fantasia on national themes' gets the warm, thoroughly human production it deserves It’s difficult to overstate the significance to LGBTQI theatregoers of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. When it premiered in Melbourne…

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ABR Review Of The Usefulness Of Art

ABR review of The Usefulness of Art

  • August 29, 2017
  • Arts

Des Cowley Monday, 28 August 2017 ★★★★1/2 It seemed apt that Adam Simmons chose to perform his large-scale suite The Usefulness of Art in a space generally devoted to art and theatre, rather than in one of Melbourne’s jazz clubs.…

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The Age Review Of The Rapture

The Age review of The Rapture

Human Frailties Wrapped up in Fur ★★★★ Thursday 6 July Jordan Beth Vincent Directors Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith understand better than most how to set the mood for a show. Their fingerprints are all over the theatre from the outset;…

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ArtsHub Review Of Shrine

ArtsHub review of Shrine

★★★★ Tim Winton's poetic text is brought to life by Marcel Dorney and the Kin Collective. Image by Glen Wilson Georgia Symons Sunday 28 May, 2017 Last year, 1,290 people died on Australian roads. Their stories are many and varied,…

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ABR Review Of Trainspotting Live

ABR review of Trainspotting Live

  • March 28, 2017
  • Arts

★★★★1/2 Monday 27 March, 2017 Dilan Gunawardana When ticketholders are forewarned not to wear white clothing to a small-scale production, feelings of trepidation are understandable. The aptly named ‘In Your Face Theatre’ troupe’s Trainspotting condenses Irvine Welsh’s 1993 critically acclaimed…

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The Age Review For Trainspotting Live

The Age review for Trainspotting Live

★★★★ March 26 2017 Cameron Woodhead Dubbed the "poet laureate of the chemical generation", Irvine Welsh came to prominence with Trainspotting in 1993. The novel captured the nihilistic hedonism of the zeitgeist – the '90s were also a high-water mark…

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The Music Review Of I Am My Own Wife

The Music review of I Am My Own Wife

  • January 20, 2017
  • Arts

Maxim Boon Thursday 19 January, 2017 4 Stars History is a muddy mingling of fact and fiction - truth warped through the prisms of emotion, bias, and sentimentality. Perhaps the only tangible, uncompromised connection we have to the past is…

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ArtsHub Review Of The Gathering

ArtsHub review of The Gathering

  • December 6, 2016
  • Arts

Deborah Stone, 1 December 2016 The Gathering of Millenial talent A surprisingly polished new musical bursting with fresh talent shows the value of going 'off-Broadway'. The morning after I attended the opening of this youthful new musical at 45 Downstairs…

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Herald Sun Review Of The Last Five Years

Herald Sun review of The Last Five Years

  • December 2, 2016
  • Arts

Review: The Last Five Years is a tender, passionate and heartbreaking story. Kate Herbert, November 28 2016 BE warned! If you are feeling vulnerable about love lost, then this intimate and poignant musical about the end of a marriage may…

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ArtsHub Review Of Deceptive Threads

ArtsHub review of Deceptive Threads

  • November 15, 2016
  • Arts

ArtsHub 13 November 2016 Melinda Keyte Rating: four stars out of five  One of the many signature gifts the mysterious guide, deviser and solo performer, David Joseph presents at fortyfivedownstairs’ season of Deceptive Threads is that, ’you are the person…

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Stage Whispers Review Of White Day Dream

Stage Whispers Review of White Day Dream

  • November 4, 2016
  • Arts

Suzanne Sandow Stage Whispers 3 November 2016 Intrinsic to White Day Dream is a whimsical set by Jennifer Tran made almost entirely of white plastic shopping bags, in fact the plastic bags extend to the auditorium. They are a marvelous…

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The Age Review Of Retro Futurismus

The Age review of Retro Futurismus

  • July 14, 2016
  • Arts

Cameron Woodhead The Age 10 July 2016 Pumping new world of Retro Futurismus erupts from left field. Brainchild of twins Anni and Maude Davey, the second incarnation of Retro Futurismus rockets into a galaxy of strange new horizons. Between them…

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The Age Review Of L’amante Anglaise

The Age review of L’amante anglaise

  • June 28, 2016
  • Arts

Cameron Woodhead The Age 27 June 2016 A woman, murdered. Dismembered body parts found on goods trains around France – all except the head. The head is never found. Each train passed under one common point: a viaduct near a…

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Stage Whispers Review Of Resident Alien

Stage Whispers review of Resident Alien

Patricia Di Risio Stage Whispers 27 May 2016 Paul Capsis as the legendary and iconic Quentin Crisp is nothing short of brilliant. His magnificent performance is equally matched by the direction and the staging of Fountain’s sharp and opulent script.…

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