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Back to Back’s Super Heroes

Back to Back’s Super Heroes

If we were to choose the super hero of Melbourne theatre companies, Back to Back Theatre would have to get the cape and Lycra onsie as one of Australia’s most globally known and respected companies who stand by their manifesto to “create theatre to challenge the gods”.  Following acclaimed stunners…

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Malthouse: The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber, Malthouse Theatre

Alison Whyte’s irresistible performance of The Bloody Chamber is reason enough to see it before it finishes on the weekend. It’s like being tucked into bed and read a fairytale that lulls you into wanting to sleep with the lights on forever, but finally leaves you safe and comfortable in its blood-soaked…

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit hops into Melbourne

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit hops into Melbourne

In fairness to every actor who will perform White Rabbit, Red Rabbit and to every one who will be in an audience of a production, this is spoiler free. But, even still, please only keep reading if you’ve seen it, performed it or are Nassim Soleimanpour. Wait, if you’re thinking of seeing…

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Helium 2013 – Do You Dare?

Lord of the Flies

Helium – the Malthouse Theatre’s annual season of independent works – was announced at a launch event in Melbourne recently. Bethany Simons sat down with Malthouse Producer, Josh Wright, to chat about the program of daring performances for daring audiences. That’s a double dare… It’s that time again! Following a…

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Malthouse: Wild Surmise

Wild Surmise. Photo by PiaJohnson

Jane Montgomery Griffiths says her adaption of Dorothy Porter's 2004 verse novel Wild Surmise “is an enactment of the act of love that is reading”. Until now, I hadn't read Dorothy Porter. I'm nervous of verse novels; I think they're a bit pretentious. How great to be so wrong. This Malthouse production celebrates…

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On The Misconception of Oedipus

Malthouse Theatre's production of Oedipus. Image by Jeff Busby

Whether or not the balance between dark humour and an unsettling atmosphere has been perfected in Tom Wright’s modern take on an ancient Greek tragedy, On The Misconception of Oedipus is even more grotesque than the original, and strongly confronting. Focusing largely on the parents burdened with a pre-determined and…

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Lorca would love this Wedding

Malthouse, Blood Wedding. Photo by Jeff Busby

I wonder what Federico García Lorca would think about Blood Wedding being performed in Australia 80 years after he wrote it. His work is so connected to Spain before the 1936–39 Civil War (it is believed he was assassinated by right wing forces days before the war broke out), but great writing…

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