Reviews

Donna and Damo

Can true love flourish without a pash? Or even a bit of under-the-jumper action? Neither Donna nor Damo care for that stuff and, even though I’m now hopelessly in love with both of them, I can’t imagine more that perhaps going on a nice picnic together or sharing a pizza as we watch the Logies.


Embers

The raging fires that blistered Victoria’s North East in 2003 ignited courage and heartbreak. Campion Decent’s Embers is an authentic collage of stories from the community who fought to protect their lives, their homes, and their land.


A Black Joy (2)

Deep underneath the shops and restaurants of Flinders Lane, a parallel world comes into being when A Black Joy takes on wild themes of celebrity, sibling rivalry and serial killing.


Work In Progress

Increasingly the Fringe has become a testing ground for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with big names experimenting with new material in smaller venues and a traditionally more forgiving audience. This trend provides Fringe audiences a great opportunity to see fresh shows in intimate venues.


The List Operators for Kids

Jumper? Check. Moustache? Check. The List Operators for Kids is bum burping its way through the Fringe kids program and after this hour, your children may burn their High-4-Wiggles DVDs in protest against sanitised, nice kid’s entertainment.



Mantswe

Mantswe is the South African Sotho word for ‘voices’, and that is exactly what you get in this hour-long foot-tapping spiritual journey through the heart of South African music.


The Hamlet Apocalypse

I don’t want to call favourites on the opening weekend of the Fringe, but The Hamlet Apocalypse proves that the experience of theatre can be something we can’t explain and something that defies mere words.


References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot

The latest offering from Griffin Independent, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, is a fantastical and surreal piece of theatre. Written by Jose Rivera, it skims fantasy while managing to explore some very real and human undertones.


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