Review: You will never look at your kitchen sink in the same way again after STOMP at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre

Using everyday items such as brooms and buckets, the eight performers who make up STOMP create their own soundtrack, a hybrid of noise that form a melody which will see you tapping your feet in no time. Incredibly theatrical, no words are spoken for the duration of the performance yet the cast are able to convey emotion and humour through actions, expression and of course, sound.... Read More | Share it now!

Aussies in Edinburgh: Hans talks about his Fringe show Like A German, a “Kylie spectacular on a Dannii budget”

Meet Aussie Matt Gilbertson, and his acclaimed alter-ego Hans, “The boy wonder of Berlin”. Let us be clear: he is not from Australia. He’s heading to Edinburgh to bring his show Like a German to UK audiences, following performances at events like the Adelaide Fringe. I spoke to Hans – again, he’s from Berlin, not Australia – about what the Scottish audiences can expect from the show he says is “a Kylie spectacular on a Dannii budget”, when he performs for them next month.... Read More | Share it now!

Aussies in Edinburgh: Anya Anastasia talks about her Fringe show The Executioners, a “neo-cabaret digitally enhanced explosion of musical comedy”

In the next in our interview series with Aussies set to light up the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next month, I catch up with Anya Anastasia – self-described writer, thinker, composer, activist, slacktivist and cabaret femme fatale – who will be bringing her acclaimed production The Executioners to the famed event.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a technical marvel buoyed by an inspired script and powerful lead performance (Adelaide & Perth Tour Dates Remain)

The acclaimed touring West End production of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time wrapped up its Sydney last night, before it heads off to Adelaide and Perth. Based on the celebrated book of the same name by Mark Haddon, the play tells the story of Christopher Boone (Joshua Jenkins in a masterful performance), a 15 year old (3 months and 2 days old) boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, whose discovery of his neighbour’s murdered dog ends up unravelling everything he thought he knew about his life, and leading him on a brave adventure into the unknown.  ... Read More | Share it now!

Shortlist for the 2018 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize announced

This week the shortlist for the 2018 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize was unveiled to the public, with Claire Aman (NSW), Sharmini Aphrodite (Singapore) & Madelaine Lucas (NSW/USA) each getting the nod. This year the prize attracted  almost 1,200 entries from writers from across the globe. The winning author will receive $7,000, whilst the shortlisted stories will also appear in the August Fiction issue of the Australian Book Review.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Shelley Davidow’s Shadow Sisters is a bold look at the conflicted realities of South Africa’s apartheid-era

Shelley Davidow is an author and academic who grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era. Davidow is white, and looking back she knows that during her formative years she experienced privilege and certain allowances due to her skin colour. This theme of race relations and how one family negotiated this oppressive arrangement is the subject of her memoir, Shadow Sisters. This is ultimately a raw and poignant look at familial love.... Read More | Share it now!