Matt Hollywood’s Illusions Magic Show on the Gold Coast will make your troubles disappear

If you’re looking for a drug-free night where you’ll still be tripping, I recommend booking VIP tickets to Matt Hollywood’s Illusions Magic Show; although it’s been rumoured that Matt Hollywood doesn’t really exist. Rumour has it that he’s a figure of the imagination, an illusion that can disappear in the blink of an eye. He sure had me scratching my head when one minute he was on stage and the next he was sitting in the audience after escaping the jaws of death.... 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!

Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong is a painfully hilarious experience (Encore Season in Sydney until 21st May)

The experience of the hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, currently touring Australia, starts before you enter the room, as cast members walk around the foyer, greeting guests, engaging in arguments and letting you know that they’ve lost a dog from the second act – a sign that indeed, things are about to go very wrong. Though the sign alerting guests that Tom Cruise would not be appearing in tonight’s performance was at least one positive omen.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Simon Griffin’s Fucking Apostrophes makes us question the title of this article (because punctuation is hard)

Simon Griffin‘s pocket book dedicated to punctuation, Fucking Apostrophes, should be a permanent fixture on everyone’s desk. The 62 page resource is crammed full of just about every possible use of the apostrophe in the English language, delivered with a great deal of humour and ultimately leaving you with the thought: “Why the fuck are apostrophes so fucking complicated!?”... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Educating Rita provides its own educational experience (Performances at Sydney’s Depot Theatre until 20 May)

The Depot Theatre’s staging of Educating Rita is particularly timely for students studying HSC English; the opportunity to see a required text performed live should never be overlooked. For this reason, I encourage all parents and their teens to get out and see this play. This production has great heart, and it’s wonderful to see a modern classic staged in such an intimate space. But it doesn’t quite hit the heights of some of The Depot Theatre’s other productions.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Badge Boot Button by Craig Wilcox tells the story of Australia through the uniforms we wear

“Uniforms conceal and uniforms reveal. They wrap the bodies of millions of Australians every day, deflecting sun and rain, insulating against heat and cold, making feet more mobile, camouflaging thighs and chests that would be distracting to display openly and correcting our all-too-human anatomy by lengthening legs, broadening shoulders and masking disappointing hairlines!”... Read More | Share it now!