Articles on ‘Mike McLeish’

Mike McLeish talks Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016

Mike McLeish talks Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016

The 2016 annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival  has enjoyed a successful run this year under the artistic direction of Mike McLeish. We spoke to McLeish a week before the festival opened, chatting about the role of cabaret as an artistic outlet, and how he went about putting the festival together. As the new AD of the… Read more.


Last weekend of Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Geraldine Quinn

It’s Melbourne’s coldest day for the year, so what’s better than some super hot cabaret? Melbourne Cabaret Festival finishes on Sunday 26 June, which means you can still easily see six or nine shows! Over the two week festival director Mike McLeish has shared about 40 of his favourite cabaret artists and shows with Melbourne… Read more.


Georgy Girl – The Seekers musical

Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical. Photo by  Jeff Busby

The most moving part of Georgy Girl –The Seekers musical is a film of the audience watching The Seekers at Melbourne’s Myer Music Bowl in 1967. There were about 200 000 people, around a tenth of the city’s population and still the most people to ever attend a concert in Australia. The film showed young… Read more.



Review: Miracle City – Hayes Theatre Co

Esther Hannaford, Blazey Best, Marika Aubrey and Josie Lane. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Miracle City is the stuff of legends in the Australian musical theatre community. A show that was staged just once at Sydney Theatre Company in 1996, it played to rapturous audiences… and was never seen again. Stories of this amazing musical have persisted, and one of the songs in particular has persisted, popping up in… Read more.


W-ar-nie, W-ar-nie, W-ar-nie

Oh Eddie Perfect! You gorgeous, sexy, magnificent beast. You’re as hot as King Kong and if you had a faction of the resources that developed the magnificent monkey, Shane Warne the Musical could tour Australia for ever – or until Warnie does something else that begged for a new song. The original 2008 version of Shane Warne the… Read more.


MICF: …Plus One

… Plus One had me at Hootie & The Blowfish and a navy-blue sleeveless floral wrap top with a subtle frill. Hilariously nostalgic and as zeitgeist capturing as a Facebook Instagram album of mock-polaroids of zeitgeists, its interwoven story of old uni friends in their late 30s, original music and terrific performances makes it like The Big Chill for our… Read more.


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