Reviews

Fringe World Festival Perth – La Soiree

Fringe  World Festival Perth – La Soiree

La Soiree is a feast of sensual delights that satisfies all tastes, as acts from around the globe have audiences enthralled, engaged and entertained.  And at last it has arrived in Perth as part of the 2015 Fringe World Festival. The evening commenced with a giant slinky puppet skillfully maneuvered…

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The Voices Project: Between Us, ATYP

Rebecca Cuttance in Accidents Happen in the Voices Project. Image by Tracey Schramm.

We have a highlight already for 2015 in ATYP’s own The Voices Project: Between Us. Under Sarah Parson’s expert directorial hand, 11 monologues are brought to life in the mystical maze-like Wharf theatre. The audience web and weave through a forever transforming space as one by one we hear the…

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Midsumma: Loving Repeating

Midsumma: Loving Repeating

Loving Repeating is a musical about writer, poet, novelist and librettist Gertrude Stein (1874–1946). With music by Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime) and lyrics by Stein adapted by Frank Galati, it ranges through Gertrude’s life and love affair with Alice B Toklas, and her philosophies on language and writing. Nathan Weyers’s…

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MTC: Jumpy

Jane Turner and Dylan Watson. Photo by Jeff Busby

At least Jumpy is a play about 50-something women who have sex. There’s not that much written about the middle-aged years when women discover a new type of social invisibility, and a time when female actors can disappear until they can play crones and clowns. Written by UK writer April De Angelis, the…

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La Mama: Couples

La Mama: Couples

Phillip A Mayer’s Couples aims to shed light on marriage, commitment and love for four different couples attending a relationship therapy weekend at the fictional Paradise Valley Couples Retreat. Whether it actually does explore those themes is debatable. It’s by Gippsland-based company Here There & Everywhere and comes to La…

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Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Lauren Jackson, Samantha Turk, Ellen Bailey, Sophie Rose, Catherine Alcorn in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche.

Award-winning off-Broadway comedy hit Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche has titillated audiences this week in its Australian debut at the Brisbane Powerhouse for Melt: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture. The gorgeous cast of talented Australians – Lauren Jackson, Samantha Turk, Ellen Bailey, Sophie Rose & Catherine Alcorn were…

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Midsumma: Twists and Turns

Midsumma: Twists and Turns

Matthew Mitcham, the Australian diver who won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008 at the age of 20, is charming. You want to wrap him up in a great big hug and take him home to meet your mum. But damn if his life hasn’t been dramatic. His…

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