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The Long Pigs

The Long Pigs. Photo by Ponch Hawkes

Coulrophobia: fear of clowns. If you’ve never been scared of clowns and their silly red noses, you will be by the end of The Long Pigs. Rejected and broken by their own kind, the three long pigs (from the Melanesian Pidgin for “human flesh”) are so bitterly dark and absurdly…

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Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra

Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra

Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra is a story of confusion, secrecy, bravery, escape and hope told through live and untamed Balkan jazz that’s led by the wildly wonderful Tania Bosak. Desribed as a composed theatre work, it’s created and written by Borsak and directed by Margaret Cameron and was…

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Savages bites

Savages

At the end of Savages, I had to joke about hoping that no one sees it on a first date because it was too uncomfortable to talk about its content.   Walking into 45downstairs, a sea of paper streamers and an imposing slanting deck beg for sunshine and a party, but I felt a…

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Glory Box Paradise

Glory Box, Moira Finucane. Photo by Carla Gottgens

“Art is fueled by passion, liquor and unrealistic expectations.” Welcome to Glory Box Paradise and the ninth year of Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith's subversive and celebratory burlesque where the passion is as potent as any cocktail and unrealistic expectations are turned into exquisite beauty. anabolics Is there anything left to be said…

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A Quick Chat With

On Writing: Patricia Cornelius

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Patricia Cornelius is a playwright, novelist, film writer, writing teacher and dramaturge, a founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre, and a mentor to many emerging playwrights. Her many awards include the 2012 Patrick White Fellowship, the 2011 Victorian and NSW Premier’s literary awards, the 2003 Wal Cherry Award and 10…

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A Quick Chat With

On Writing: Jane Miller

Jane Miller

Melbourne playwright Jane Miller is the first in a new series of chats about writing and what it’s like to be a writer. Before the opening night of her new play, she chats with Anne-Marie Peard and offers advice to emerging playwrights, which all begins with reading and seeing plays and theatre.…

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Features

Opening this week, Assassins is to die for

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Watch This’ brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins commences at fortyfivedownstairs this Wednesday night starring Nadine Garner and Nick Simpson-Deeks. Erin James spoke with Director Tyran Parke about this exciting new company and their wonderful new production.  Method for a successful musical: 1. Choose your actor driven, well crafted show…

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