MICF Review: Grant Busé’s The Birds and the Beats is lovingly fair (performances until April 23rd)

SEX! Now that I’ve got your attention – imagine a darkened room, an empty stage, when suddenly a 27-year-old, self-described as the love child of Kurt Cobain and the Paddle Pop Lion, demonstrates his conception and birth using various props and an amply-placed curtain. The man is Grant Busé and it’s the intro into his MICF show, The Birds and the Beats – a sex-ed musical comedy for modern day adults.

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Theatre Review: STC’s Talk is a searing, hilarious look at modern journalism (Performances at the Sydney Opera House until 20th May)

Talk is a play that feels like Frontline version 2.0. It’s a satirical look at the modern state of journalism, a place that has seen many experienced reporters lose their jobs while amateurs and citizen journalists have risen up. This Sydney Theatre Company production is a searing indictment on the current media climate as it looks at the morality and ethics of a particular story as it unfolds in glorious detail.... Read More | Share it now!

MICF Review: Rhys Nicholson’s I’m Fine is flamboyantly astute (performances until April 23rd)

With a characteristically flamboyant style, Rhys Nicholson could be the best-dressed-in-show for the whole of the comedy festival. He has a theatrical sensibility to him, and subsequently can be the most melodramatic-in-show for the damn festival as well. As a result, Nicholson doesn’t keep a slow pace through his hour dubbed I’m Fine.... Read More | Share it now!

Dance Review: Lord of the Flies – Arts Centre Melbourne (Performances until April 9th)

At the sudden reverberation of a thud-like sound, the State Theatre was pitch black. And so began Matthew Bourne‘s incomparable adaptation of Lord of the Flies. For those who have never read the book, seen the play or the movie, then this theatre experience will leave you feeling triumphant and proud, for what you will witness is nothing short of extraordinary.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Hysteria is a complex and surreal experience (Performances in Sydney until 30th April)

What happens when two masters of the unconscious meet at opposing ends of their careers? It’s an idea explored thoroughly by Hysteria, in which a near-death Sigmund Freud accepts a visit from a flashy young painter named Salvador Dali. In tribute to the genius of both men, Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Hysteria is complex, thought-provoking and beautifully produced. But it falls just short of being great entertainment.... Read More | Share it now!

MICF Review: Josie Long’s Something Better is politically charged, but delightfully so (performances until April 23rd)

Walking into Josie Long’s show was a strange experience. Thinking that I was late, Long was singing and doing her funky moves while singing into the microphone. It’s certainly a different way to start a show, and I liked it. I’d not like to have the heart attack thinking I was late though next time – just in case any stand-ups are thinking of doing this.... Read More | Share it now!