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Red Stitch: This Year’s Ashes

This Year's Ashes

Ellen has moved out of Melbourne into a new apartment in Sydney: a city that she hates everything about. Complications arise when her father, who has been away for two years, arrives unannounced. This Year’s Ashes, at Red Stitch, revolves around the relationship between Ellen and her father, with sporadically placed…

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MICF: The Travelling Medicine Show

Miss Ellie Mae Rose (Madeline Hudson) in The Travelling Medicine Show

Porcelain Punch’s The Travelling Medicine Show aims to recreate the times when cure-alls were spruiked from wagons with acts of physical prowess serving as testimonials to the value of the punch. The show is hosted by Professor Lenard Grad (Luke O’Connor) and multi-instrumentalist Miss Ellie Mae Rose (Madeline Hudson) who introduce a…

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Long live Bernadette: Theatre Royal, Sydney

Image by: Kurt Sneddon

Bernadette Peters wants to talk about Peter Allen. It’s an easy, instant connection to make with her Australian audience – she loved him, and so did, collectively, all of us – and she sang ‘If You Were Wondering’ late into her set at the Theatre Royal, imbuing the number with…

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Daniel Keene’s The Long Way Home

Daniel Keene’s The Long Way Home

This is an extraordinary and extremely important piece of theatre. Movingly and chillingly portrayed by four seasoned professional actors and twelve returned service personnel, this remarkable piece makes disturbingly clear the futility, horror and absolute stupidity of war – the absolute nadir of human activity. And the theatre is the…

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MICF: A Dinner to Die For

Simon J Robinson and Craig Thompson

I don’t believe we’ve met. I’m Viscount Reginald Bassingthwaite, a professional art dealer.   A Dinner to Die For is an immersive murder mystery with a three-course meal at The Retreat Hotel in Abbotsford. One may dine quietly like a crashing bore or follow my recommendation and dress-up, participate in the…

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MICF: Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi

For some years I’ve enjoyed Shappi Khorsandi’s short spots on tv shows such as Just For Laughs and the MICF Comedy Gala, but I’ve never seen her live. Much of her appeal is her bouncy delivery coupled with outsider’s eye observations. The latter is a result of her family’s relocation…

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QTC Does ‘The Scottish Play’ with International Director.

Jason Klarwein as Macbeth - Queensland Theatre Company [photo supplied]

Queensland’s Super Star Fund shine’s bright with internationally celebrated guest director Michael Attenborough CBE in QTC’s production of Macbeth. The fund is a Newman Government initiative, aiming to increase Queensland’s Arts and Cultural profile by importing international stars to nurture local talent. Under the assured direction of Michael Attenborough (formally…

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La Boite: Cock

Sophie Ross and Tom Conroy in Cock - La Boite Theatre

With a prick tease of a title like, Cock, I’m sure ticket sales will be up for La Boite’s current production.  If you are one of the lucky ones to get your bum on a seat, you will be satisfied with what this play delivers. Written by British playwright Mike…

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