Review: The screening of The Wharf Revue by The Actors Benevolent Fund was a fine celebration of Australian satire

The Actors Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, charitable organisation who has been providing financial and practical assistance to professional performers since 1944. They support individuals who are unable to work due to illness, injury or disability. This charity recently held a fundraising night at Dendy Opera Quays where they screened a recording of the 2015 instalment of The Wharf Revue live production. This is a popular, political satire and cabaret show that was celebrating its 15th anniversary at the time. This film was a funny and biting look at Australia’s political and cultural landscapes.... Read More | Share it now!

Comedy Review: Jude Perl’s Let’s Hang Out is a hilarious and relatable journey into modern womanhood (in Melbourne to 23rd July)

I’ve always felt an affinity with Bridget Jones. I, too, am hopeless in the realms of romance, and struggle daily to balance my desire to look like Margot Robbie with my simultaneous love of all things chocolate coated. But, after viewing Jude Perl’s comedy show Let’s Hang Out, I’ve realised that I am Jude Perl. Well, not actually. That would be some Freaky Friday magic that I haven’t quite worked out yet. What I mean to say is Jude Perl’s comedy gives refreshing voice to the realities of being a modern woman. In Let’s Hang Out, Jude covers everything from living in a share house to that alarming moment in time when there seems to be an epidemic of friends having babies. Relatable, right?... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Noises Off is a hot mess in the best possible way (Performances in Melbourne until August 12th)

If you feel like your current workout regime is just not doing it for you anymore, and you need a little something extra, a little bit of inspiration to get that summer body back on track, might I suggest a night out at the theatre. Noises Off is quite literally the funniest show you will ever see, and will definitely give you a nice set of chiselled abs at the end of it. After you see this, you’ll be popping on your bikini (or your Speedos) and getting #InstaReady for summer!... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Actress Emily Goddard talks about her role in the hilarious Noises Off, ahead of its Melbourne premiere

If ever there was a time to escape reality and just have a good old belly laugh, then you may just want to head to the theatre and see what has been described as the best farce EVER written. Noises Off cast member Emily Goddard graciously took some time out of busy schedule to chat about this incredible show, the pressure to uphold such a title as ‘best farce ever written’ and what makes her laugh. It’s the simple things in life, but comedy really is the best remedy.... 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!