Theatre Review: Ladies Day – Griffin Theatre Company (performances to 26th March)

Griffin Theatre Company proudly supports and presents all new Australian works, a fitting program for their stables-turned-theatre venue. “Australian” and “new” means that the work can often hit a little closer to home in terms of language, setting and relevance. In their latest production, Ladies Day, nothing is more fitting then describing it as hitting, for it gets you. Right there in the feelings.... Read More | Share it now!

1927’s Paul Barritt on Golem and bringing the award-winning production to the Adelaide Festival of Arts!

Following on from the ideas projected through the 2015 production Nufonia Must Fall, 1927 returns to the Adelaide Festival of Arts this year with a continued exploration of the relationship between man and machine with Golem. Where Nufonia detailed a love story, Golem takes the audience into darker, nightmarish territory in highlighting the dangerous dependency humans share with the machine and technology’s arresting control on the modern world.... Read More | Share it now!

Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: The Last Time I Saw Richard – The Bakehouse Theatre (16.02.16)

The Last Time I Saw Richard sees two people navigate the complexities and ideas surrounding the idea of a ‘non-relationship’ in a series of hotel rooms over an extended period of time. Will this chemistry April and Richard share extend outside the confines of the temporary accommodation they keep finding themselves in? Are the insecurities and sarcastic walls both characters exhibit enough to keep them both enticed, or is this simply fated to be just sex? It’s this exploration of fidelity, the definitions of love and sex that Cat Commander weaves through a clever and well-presented script that is delivered evocatively by five.point.one.... Read More | Share it now!

Adelaide Fringe Festival Photo Gallery: Hotel Tokyo – The Octagon, Gluttony (14.02.16)

Hotel Tokyo is the latest brainwave of a show from the Melbourne crew behind the iconic Red Bennies and this Adelaide Fringe, the chaos has come to Gluttony. A mix up of cabaret, circus, physical theatre and a killer soundtrack, punters are invited to head into The Octagon for an unforgettable night of cross-cultural entertainment and antics! Check out John’s shots from inside the Hotel.... Read More | Share it now!

Arts Review: Mayhem Kings Cross 1945 – Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney (15.02.16)

Black and white image of a woman lounging on a love seat in a gown.

Inspired by events in and around Kings Cross at the end of the Second World War, Mayhem Kings Cross 1945 at the opulent Elizabeth Bay House was a celebration of the end of the war and a way to bid farewell to American GI’s returning home. A coloration between Sydney Living Museums and The Festivalists, guests were encourage to attend decked out in their best 1940s garb or service uniform and explore the stunning rooms of Elizabeth Bay House. There was a secret cellar, admittance only permitted after using the secret code word, where you could view illicit “pornographic” photographs and purchase goods on the black market. In particular, the room set up with a television and headsets where you could view short news reels from the war, was especially interesting.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Arcadia – Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Opera House (performances to 2nd April)

Tom Stoppard’s plays are just so damn entertaining and clever. They always give off such a vibe of established sophistication that he easily fits into the most respected playwrights of history, but his writing remains relevant and modern. And when one gets to experience his plays in such a production as Sydney Theatre Company’s latest Arcardia, one leaves feeling very satisfied indeed.... Read More | Share it now!