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From the team that brought you last year’s hit ‘Robin Hood: The Untold Story’ comes a comedy that will leave you shaken and stirred. Featuring an award-winning cast of some of the region’s finest comedic actors including Ian Nash-Gilchrist (Picasso at the Lapin Agile), Ed Dolista (The 39 Steps), Chantelle…

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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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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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Midsumma: Sexy Dead Schoolboys

Midsumma: Sexy Dead Schoolboys

Sexy Dead Schoolboys, written by Lindsay Templeton and Jake Stewart and directed also by Stewart, really doesn’t seem to give much of a shit – in the best way. Opening the show by shattering the fourth wall is, surprisingly, done to great effect. The actors had spent all of pre-show…

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Citizen Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

Photo by Thomas Overend

Oscar Wilde’s farcical tale of societal pomp, mistaken identity and greedy muffin consumption is played out with particular aplomb as Citizen Theatre faithfully brings The Importance of Being Ernest to life within the lavish interiors of Como Historical House. Wilde’s time-honoured tale sees old friends John ‘Jack’ Worthing (Rory Godbold) and Algernon…

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