Reviews

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.



While I’m Away

Telia Nevile continues to bring something unusual, intimate and unexpectedly delightful to the Fringe. This year she is working solo, with a slide show, in While I’m Away.


A Black Joy

A Black Joy is very funny, very dark and may be ‘the gayest* thing’ Declan Greene has ever written. As all fellow-lovers of Greene’s high-camp-punk shockers know, that’s saying something!


The Cats Paw

Independent company Hoy Polloy continue to produce scripts that funded companies bypass and seek new, challenging writing by local playwrights. Currently at the Courthouse is The Cat’s Paw, Christine Croydon’s response to her observation of prostitution in Melbourne, particularly illegal street hooking in St Kilda.


Mourning Becomes Electra

I generally try to avoid instant coffee, worthy Aussie films and student theatre. Well, I must say that last night MUST (Monash University Student Theatre) proved me wrong on one count – and it wasn’t the ‘coffee’ they offered at interval.


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