Emily Milledge carries within her a hint of the extraordinary. She crosses over from plays to musicals and back again, often carrying with her a sincere, curious intensity. Who else but Emily Milledge could star in Carrie, Adena Jacobs’ difficult and exhilarating Wizard of Oz, among so many, and also bring a wisp of loveliness to a… Read more.
In a desolate concrete yard where the only hint of humanity is a prefab building on stilts, a naked young body is dumped on the ground. Malthouse Theatre’s Antigone starts with the Classic story, but it’s not Sophocles’s Antigone but an Antigone for now that’s set in an isolated world where political power is its own reward and where there are no gods… Read more.
It started with a dog, in a perspex case, alone on stage. It ended with an elderly ‘Dorothy’ (Eileen Kramer) dancing in a wheelchair. What happened in between made no more sense. Adena Jacobs’ novel appropriation of Frank L. Baum’s classic folklore The Wizard of Oz is a wordless, for the most part, loosely plotted,… Read more.
Amongst the fun and frivolity of the feathers and glitter, the wigs and the legs onstage, backstage and above, a show of its own unfolds at La Cage aux Folles; a drag cabaret nightclub on the seedier side of St Tropez. It was no surprise that The Production Company’s new staging of Jerry Herman’s (music and lyrics)… Read more.
New Melbourne company Ghost Light have made a loud and proud declaration by debuting with the infamous flop Carrie: The Musical. And given that we haven’t seen a production of it in Melbourne, it’s a clever choice. Who doesn’t want to see a show that’s known as one of the worst musicals to open on Broadway? The… Read more.
AussieTheatre is excited to have 10 double pass to give away to Carrie – The Musical at Chapel off Chapel in Melbourne on Sunday 28th September. Based on the cult Stephen King novel, which has been adapted for the big screen twice, Carrie – The Musical made its Broadway Debut in 1988. This gothic, “anti-Cinderella” is a clear inspiration for such… Read more.
My uterus is still reacting to The Rabble’s Frankenstein. I say it every time, but no one makes theatre like The Rabble does and Frankenstein is stretching their own boundaries far enough for Malthouse to include content warnings. Read them and you’ll know if you should give it a miss. Working with their actors, co-creators Kate Davis… Read more.
No one makes theatre like The Rabble do. It’s like co-creators Emma Valente and Kate Davis take the concept of theatre and re-create it into something that looks like theatre, but feels like a trip – I don’t mean holiday – that simultaneously assults and calms and awakens bits of your brain that you didn’t… Read more.
Carousel ponies, huffy walk-outs and a personal trigger warning when you pick up your ticket: The Rabble have adapted the Story of O for the MTC’s sensational Neon season. It’s confronting and confirming and I loved it so much that it hurt a bit to watch. I love The Rabble’s work with the kind of love that defies any… Read more.