Review: Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Stunt Lounge – The Studio, Sydney Opera House (Performances to 17th April 2016)

Stunt Lounge is the first in a new collaborative arrangement between the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and the Sydney Opera House, where recent graduates – and those at the end of their time with the Youth circus – get the opportunity to perform in the prestigious venue. Its aim is to bridge the gap between the youth program and the professional circus arena, which both attracts a variety in their audience and serves as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the circus’ finest exports.... Read More | Share it now!

Comedy Review: Simon Cumming & Perri Cassie – Simon & Perri Go Large

Both Simon Cumming and Perri Cassie greeted the audience, all very much ready on stage, with some light chatter about the etiquette of introducing their show as they walked into the room at Grand Mecure, and then well… introduced us to their show through a unique little sketch-stylised bit. The sketch stuff was tossed aside from that point on as we all went together on a fun little romp through two sets from two comedians who love the wonderfully silly stuff of life.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre review: The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays – Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (Performances until 30 April 2016)

A group surround a table in a séance.

As the curtain opens you would be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled into the wrong theatre. On stage we see Sherlock Holmes concluding a murder investigation and catching his killer – but how can that be when we are only three minutes in? Here, at the start of the Pavilion Theatre’s The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays, we have the classic ‘a play within a play’ technique. The protagonist, William Gillette (Jason Spindlow) is starring in his own play based on the Sherlock Holmes novels, and as he and the rest of the cast take their bows a shot rings out and he collapses. Fear not, he is perfectly fine, merely a flesh wound but as he recuperates in his mansion which he currently shares with his mother Martha (Elizabeth Gilbert) he is determined to embody the character he so artfully depicted and solve his own attempted murder.... Read More | Share it now!