Articles by: @SometimesMelb

Anne-Marie spent many years working with amazing artists as a producer/manager/programmer at arts festivals all over Australia, but this left her with no time to go to the theatre; so, she became a freelance writer.

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Next Wave & Helium: SEEThrough

Next Wave & Helium: SEEThrough

SEEThrough grasps some truths about the awkward bond of heterosexual men and was created with passion and honesty, but it isn’t ready for the stage. And with significant development support from Next Wave, Ilbijerri, the Performance Space and Malthouse, it should have been more ready. Performed and devised by Colin Kinchela…

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Next Wave: Wael Zuaiter, Unknown

Illustration by Matt Huynh

The storytelling in Wael Zuaiter: Unknown is exquisite. Compelling and original, it uncovers truth and doubt but focuses on a personal story, because people may not listen to opinion but they do listen to story. Jesse Cox makes radio documentaries but wanted to tell his Aunt Janet’s story differently. He sits at…

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Melbourne’s Green Room Award Winners

King Kong Melbourne. Image by Belinda Strodder

Last night Melbourne’s theatre artists filled the Comedy Theatre for the 31st Green Room Awards presentation. First awarded for 1983, the Green Room Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in theatre in Melbourne. With seven volunteer panels of practitioners seeing shows, the awards continue to be assessed and chosen by peers. Some of…

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Rocky Horror Show: Melbourne

Rocky Horror Show: Melbourne

Having toured the UK for a year to celebrate Rocky’s 40th birthday, the Australian-cast version have snapped on their fishnets in Melbourne. It was great when it all began. So I’ve been told. In the 1970s, the Rocky Horror Show was this raw subversive show that shocked mainstream theatre and found an…

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MICF: Eric, Sammy J & Randy, and Ben

Scott Gooding, Eric

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival finishes tomorrow! Which means it’s your last chance to see all the shows you’ve been meaning to see all festival – and discover the shows that started this week. Eric’s back! Last seen in 2009, Eric’s a one-person sketch show. He’s not a character but…

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Comedy Chat: Ted Michaels

PuppetUp!

PuppetUp! and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival finish on Sunday. PuppetUp! is part tribute to the genius of Jim Henson (Sesame Street, The Muppets), part look at how his puppetry works, and part uncensored, audience-driven, adult only improv show. Stress the adult only. It’s gloriously filthy and the night I…

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MICF: Luis & Luelin, Dave, and Dr Prof Neal

Luelin & Luis

One night, one venue, one room. So much easier than trying to Tetris in shows all over town. And every show being shriekingly brilliant didn’t hurt; I don’t apologise for my over use of “genius”. The Tuxedo Cat in the city has established itself as the venue that welcomes artists…

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MICF: Colin Hay

Colin Hay

I was 13 when I saw Men at Work at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide. It was one of my first big concerts at that time when vinyl was all we knew and an illegal download was sitting in front of Countdown, pressing play on your portable tape recorder and shhing…

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MICF: Tim Key

Tim Key, Single White Slut

Tim Key write shows about being a slut. I was a Tim Key virgin; shame on me! He started performing in about 2003, won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009, was a MICF Barry nominee in 2103 and has been Alan Partridge’s Sidekick Simon since 2010. Single White Slut opens with…

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