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Malthouse: The Book of Loco

Photo by Pia Johnson

Among walls of tape-sealed cardboard boxes stands a middle-aged man in a suit. He has a beard, an accent and looks like he’s going to sweat a lot. And he might be mad and/or mad as he’s being searched before boarding an international flight. Boom? Aliro Zavarce’s The Book of Loco won…

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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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