I officially have a new hobby – seeing any National Theatre Live film that comes to Australia. This is a genius concept that has been going on for a number of years but this particular viewing was my first time. Imagine being able to see the best of British theatre at the cinemas?! Genius I tell you. While I had no prior knowledge of Henrik Ibsen‘s Hedda Gabler, the trailer enticed me enough to head along to its Melbourne premiere. What unravelled in those three or so hours was nothing short of sublime and had me hooked right from the very first scene.... Read More | Share it now!
There is nothing quite like seeing a contemporary ballet reflect the world in which we live in. For such a traditional dance form where discipline is paramount in the execution of movement, to see such fluidity and freedom amidst the dancers is refreshing and forward-thinking. The Australian Ballet‘s Artistic Director David McAllister says this triple bill is a way for audiences to tune out from their hectic lives and allow you “to enjoy the wondrous physicality and beauty of these three amazing works.”... Read More | Share it now!
Oh yes, people! It’s that time of year again where Melbourne becomes a haven for the utterly hilarious and outrageous. We thought we’d help you out with five Aussie and international acts to see at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The programme is a cracking one but here’s our input to help make your decision making a little easier.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s not every day you get to see a magician live on stage who has been mentored by the best in the world, Penn and Teller. Kevin Quantum, AKA Kevin McMahon, was a regular guy once, a scientist in fact, but in the mid-2000s, a popular reality TV show called Faking It saw him chosen to be trained in a job completely opposite to the one he already had. The rest is pretty much history and over the last 10 years, he has developed his craft and toured the world wowing audiences night after night as a magician-scientist hybrid.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s so refreshing when an original piece of work is brought to a wider audience, especially one that shines a light on a snippet of Australian history. Ladies in Black had such a successful premiere season last year that they’ve come back to delight audiences once again, this time touring to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and ending in Canberra.... Read More | Share it now!
For those lucky enough to call Sierra Boggess their friend, sister, colleague, a former colleague, teacher or otherwise, they get to experience a ray of sunshine each and every day. The Broadway star is headed to our shores in a few months but we got to chat with her in the lead up to her arrival. While her voice will give you goosebumps let’s just say she is so much more than just a singer and dancer.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s not every night you go to the theatre to see a show and arrive at a protest. Well, that’s exactly what we encountered on the opening night of a very politically charged ballet work called The Red Detachment of Women. It’s important to understand why there is a backlash to such a show and perhaps how it was approved by curator Stephen Armstrong.... Read More | Share it now!