Review: Frankenstein is a uniquely different version of Shelley’s gothic book (at Theatre Works until 29th July)

In Theatre Works’ latest showing, Frankenstein gets an 180-degree turn in a shadowy and modern portrayal of a horror icon, however, this portrayal felt overly simplistic despite the theatrical reframing. This premier season directed by Phil Rouse tells the gothic story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley flipping gender and turning to a somewhat contemporary angle by including songs and sounds from the 80s.... Read More | Share it now!

Comedy Review: Fiona O’Loughlin tells deeply bold, but profoundly funny stories (MAP 57 in Melbourne until July 8th)

While waiting for Fiona O’Loughlin to come on stage at the new St Kilda winter garden known as Map 57, we see a guitar and a few mics set up next to the stand up’s own microphone. While thinking that O’Loughlin may have turned her wares to a musical act, it was actually a separate set up for what would be the warm up act – O’Loughlin’s daughter Mary-Agnes O’Loughlin.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Vigil filled to the brim with character and passion (Art Centre Melbourne until 8th July)

Even though it is billed as a cabaret, Vigil is something that is far from that label. This one-person show – commissioned by the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – is filled with songs and interludes that weave through its story. While cabaret is traditionally seen as something jovial, Vigil cannot lay claim to this. It is much more than that, displayed by a huge emotional ride, dipping up and down in a fantastical way.... Read More | Share it now!

The prolific Mark Vincent tells us about his latest tribute to Mario Lanza and My Fair Lady

Mark Vincent is an insanely busy opera singer. In a show of how much of a workhorse he is, Vincent has released seven albums since winning the third season of Australia’s Got Talent. More recently he’s been performing as part of the current Australian production of My Fair Lady, which somehow has been interspersed with recording his eighth album A Tribute to Mario Lanza.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Amy Bodossian’s Wide Open is a beautiful emotional ride through poetry.

Amy Bodossian is an Adelaide performer and cabaret artist who has recently turned her drawings and words with into her debut poetry book Wide Open. She’s performed at all kinds of festivals, from Adelaide Fringe to Woodford Folk Festival to The Big Day Out, and while that list of stages seems quite impressive, this book is a little right turn from those big places. It takes you into the reaches of the soul.... Read More | Share it now!