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Anne-Marie Peard

Anne-Marie Peard
Anne-Marie spent many years working with amazing artists at arts festivals all over Australia. She's been a freelance arts writer for the last 10 years and teaches journalism at Monash University.
Spring Awakening. Photo by Belinda Strodder

StageArt: Spring Awakening

Melbourne’s had the opportunity to see two adaptions of Frank Wedekind's 1891 play Spring Awakening this month. StageArt’s production of the 2006 musical –...

My Fair Lady, Melbourne

"Words, words, words! I'm so sick of words I get words all day through."This was always my favourite song from Lerner and Lowe's My Fair Lady....
Cabaret, Melbourne season

Cabaret, Melbourne season

David M Hawkins's production of Cabaret may be as pretty as Sally Bowles's green nail polish, but the only person who loved the green...
Richard 3. Bell Shakespeare. Richard III. Kate Mulvany & Meredith Penman. Photo by Prudence Upton

Bell Shakespeare: Richard 3

Being in the depths of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, I was calling Richard 3, by Bell Shakespeare, Chick Dick 3 because Kate Mulvany...
Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

I was splashed by a wet condom and had a shite covered naked arse within touching distance.Choose life.Choose theatre.Choose Trainspotting Live.In 1993, Harry Gibson wrote...
Paul Blackwell. Faith Healer. MTC. Photo by Jeff Busby

MTC: Faith Healer

Faith Healer, directed by Judy Davis, at Sydney’s Belvoir last year was so successful that the MTC put it into the Sumner Theatre. While...
The Play That Goes Wrong. Luke Joslin, George Kemp, Nick Simpson Deeks, James Marlowe

The play that goes so wrong that it’s right

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society present The Murder at Haversham Manor. It goes wrong. Very wrong. So wrong that it's totally right.The Play That Goes Wrong by...
La Mama. The Fever

La Mama: The Fever

In a hotel room in a third-world country, an unnamed person recounts a story of the fever he suffers from – and he’s not...
MTC. John. Photo by Jeff Busby

MTC: John

American playwright Annie Baker won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for The Flick (seen at Red Stitch) when she was 33. Her writing's won Off-Broadway Obie awards...
The Red Detachment of Women

Review: The Red Detachment of Women

Can’t afford your own time machine? A ticket to the National Ballet of China’s Red Detachment of Women is the next best thing.This ballet,...