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!

Masterpieces from Florence are exhibiting at the Art Gallery of WA early 2018

Offering a fascinating glimpse into the art and lives of a princely Florentine family, The Art Gallery of WA has announced a new exhibit,  A Window in Italy- the Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence, set to open on Saturday 24 February 2018. The exhibition will kick off with an Italian Festival Day and a series of visitor programs that will celebrate Italian culture, in the heart of the city.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: The Blue Room’s Blueprint is involving, if a bit clunky (Performances in Perth to 24th June)

Blueprint, the new play currently on at the Blue Room, is tremendously watchable and involving thanks to the three actors, Sean Crofton, Jessica Russell, and Phoebe Sullivan. They exude a physicality and agitated nervousness that manages to convey an ambiently compelling story, even if I’m not 100 percent sure what’s happening a lot of the time during said story.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Sophie Foster makes us all feel good as she helps open the Perth International Jazz Festival

Sophie Foster, a WAAPA graduate and contemporary vocalist, was the main headliner for the first night of the Perth International Jazz Festival. Instead of attempting to conjure sonic textures via paragraphs of high falutin’ words, I’ll just say that her r’n’b/neo-soul stylings reminded me a lot of Alicia Keys and a little bit of Prince, two artists who I and millions of others hold in fairly high esteem.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Toast is a bittersweet portrayal of grief, loss and family (Performances at Perth’s Blue Room Theatre until 27th May)

Liz Newell and Emily McLean have returned to The Blue Room Theatre with Toast, a charming exploration of grief, loss, and family. Following the sudden death of their mother, three sisters come together to clear out their childhood home. The headstrong Candice (Alison Van Reeken), recovering alcoholic Alex (Amy Mathews), and adoptive sister Sydney (Anna Lindstedt) must all unpack their grief as they box up the mementos and memories of their childhood. The different ways in which the sister process their grief is a cause of tension between the three, particularly with the eldest sister Candice and her Type A personality clashing heavily with the laid- back Alex and awkward Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!