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Best of the Melbourne Fringe, part 1

Best of the Melbourne Fringe, part 1

There are only 400-odd shows to choose from at the Melbourne Fringe. I’ve only seen 12 so far and these were some of my favourites that are still running this week. The YouTube Comment Orchestra The Last Tuesday Society to 27 September Just like the internet only smarter and with…

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Still a bit green

Banana Republic

According to director Iris-Edwige Gaillard’s notes, Banana Republic, a live performance in which a roving video camera relays certain aspects to a screen, aims to make the audience think about the differences between experiencing the text as theatre and sitcom.  The acting was of a good standard throughout, and Avi…

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This is why we go to theatre

This is why we go to theatre

sex.violence.blood.gore is all flushed-flesh pink and delicate ivory lace, which makes it even sexier and gorier and gorgeous. First performed in Singapore in 1999 in a basement in secret, Melbourne’s first production is in a secret warehouse in North Melbourne and, like all wonderful Melbourne secrets, you need a map to…

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