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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Back to Back’s Super Heroes

Back to Back’s Super Heroes

If we were to choose the super hero of Melbourne theatre companies, Back to Back Theatre would have to get the cape and Lycra onsie as one of Australia’s most globally known and respected companies who stand by their manifesto to “create theatre to challenge the gods”.  Following acclaimed stunners…

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Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra

Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra

Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra is a story of confusion, secrecy, bravery, escape and hope told through live and untamed Balkan jazz that’s led by the wildly wonderful Tania Bosak. Desribed as a composed theatre work, it’s created and written by Borsak and directed by Margaret Cameron and was…

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Celebrate the Ring Festival with free events

Ring Festival Bugs Bunny

The Melbourne Festival finished on the weekend, but it’s only two weeks until we can celebrate all that is grand and glorious about opera with the Melbourne Ring Festival opening on 15 November. For those with tickets to the four-opera cycle – which sold out in a blink – there’s…

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Melbourne Festival: Earworms

The Listies

Here’s my list of things that are funnier than The Listies: ummm errr I’m thinking maybe …? Nup more of The Listies Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins are The Listies and they rock the socks off everyone who is lucky enough to see them. Five-year-old Ella, who took me and…

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Melbourne Festival: Life and Times

Life and Times

Over ten hours with the Nature Theater of Oklahoma may have ruined theatre for me. Ten hours wasn’t enough. The eventual plan is a 24-hour show, and if the next 14 hours are as joyfully glorious, astonishingly complex, and deliriously insane as the first ten, then I have to make…

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Melbourne Festival: Urban Chamber – Beyond

Urban Chamber

Urban Chamber – Beyond is young people from Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs telling their own stories in a combination of rap, chamber music and dance. The groups from Outer Urban Projects and the MASSIVE Hip Hop Choir worked with artistic and musical director Irine Vela, 63-year-old performance poet Komninos…

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Melbourne Festival: The Shadow King

The Shadow King. Photo by Jeff Busby

We’re here to tell you one of your Dreamtime stories and make it one of ours.  Kamahi Djordon King’s Fool had me from those words.  The Shadow King is the King Lear story re-told as an Australian Indigenous story. Even if you haven’t read it or seen a production, it’s a story…

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Melbourne Festival: Room of Regret

Room of Regret

No one makes theatre like The Rabble do. It’s like co-creators Emma Valente and Kate Davis take the concept of theatre and re-create it into something that looks like theatre, but feels like a trip – I don’t mean holiday – that simultaneously assults and calms and awakens bits of…

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Melbourne Festival: Teenage Riot

Melbourne Festival: Teenage Riot

I think there is something fascinating about teenage behaviour. I think it’s fascinating that adults are repulsed by it, or troubled by it, as though we didn’t do the same thing then or don’t do the exact same things now. Belgium’s Ontroerend Goed’s Teenage Riot is performed and co-created by…

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Red Stitch: Roam

Roam. Photo by Jodie Hutchinson.

Adam J A Cass’s Roam was developed through the Red Stitch Writers Program. Like his very successful I Love You, Bro (first seen at the 2007 Fringe), it’s about remembering that no matter how anonymous we play on the internet, there’s a person behind every hot game avatar, flattering wink and bitchy comment. Johnny (Tim…

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