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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For first-time producer/director Craig Wilkins, Genius: The Gospel, Soul and Rock’n’Roll of Br. Ray is a damn good effort.
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.
If you take a date to Ghost Boy with Golden Virtues, I promise you will be naked together by the end of the evening. But there are only two chances left.
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.
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.