Malthouse: The Book of Loco

Photo by Pia Johnson

Among walls of tape-sealed cardboard boxes stands a middle-aged man in a suit. He has a beard, an accent and looks like he’s going to sweat a lot. And he might be mad and/or mad as he’s being searched before boarding an international flight. Boom? Aliro Zavarce’s The Book of Loco won…

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UNDRGRND goes National

Paul Malek - UNDRGRND

UNDRGRND – It’s a dance party, performance, industry event, and a great night out. Brainchild of dance choreography and entrepreneur Paul Malek, UNDRGRND has been running for a couple of years in Melbourne as a platform for dancers and choreographers to showcase their work. The uniqueness of the concept is that…

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MTC: Glengarry Glen Ross

MTC: Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross is many things. It won Mamet the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama because it captured a time, place and attitude so remarkably. He re-wrote it as an acclaimed film (1992) and the play’s an aspirational piece for actors. Who doesn’t want to do a Mamet? But this…

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Victorian Opera: Into the Woods

Photo by Jeff Busby

After the success of their Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine created Into the Woods (1986), which beat Phantom of the Opera at the Tonys and firmly sits on the top of many favourite-musical lists. Following the success of their 2013 production of Sunday in the Park with George, Victorian Opera have…

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Review: Beauty and the Beast – Packemin Productions

Kelsi Boyden as Belle in Packemin's Beauty and the Beast. Image by Grant Leslie.

Packemin’ Productions’ Beauty and the Beast is a colourful, didactic story that will charm first-time theatre-goers. It’s the kind of work that kick-starts the dreams of ‘that’ kid sitting in the audience who realises they want to be up on stage. We all know the story. The ‘tale as old…

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The Breakfast Club – Brisbane Arts Theatre

The Breakfast Club - Brisbane Arts Theatre
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Some of you may remember John Hughes’ iconic 80’s movie The Breakfast Club, starring Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Judd Nelson,where five students from different schoolyard factions are stuck together for detention one long Saturday – the jock, the thug, the nerd, the fruit loop and the princess. Adapted by…

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