The longlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize was announced overnight in the UK. The thirteen books on the list were whittled down from over 150 submissions by a panel of five judges. Those five judges now have until 13th September to decide on a six book shortlist, before the eventual winner is announced on the 25th October.... Read More | Share it now!
This August, Queensland Poetry Festival will present their 20th event, with three days and four nights of poetry, spoken word, panels, film, performance, art installations, slam, comedy, and hip-hop. This year’s festival, Lost Language, Found, will have a particularly strong indigenous and first nation focus.... Read More | Share it now!
On Monday the 25th of July, Sydney’s Lyric Theatre hosted The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, Australia’s performing arts’ night of nights. The night boasts the successes of achievements in an array of artistic disciplines amongst the national arts scene. Hosted by a wealth of figureheads in the field including Chloe Dallimore, The Umbillical Brothers and Queenie Van De Zandt, the awards were given out flawlessly with interjections of performances from Sarah Blasko supporting her latest effort Eternal Return and bouncy numbers by cast members of Singin’ In The Rain, Ladies in Black and Matilda.... Read More | Share it now!
More than just sharing a noun, The Rocky Horror Show and Little Shop of Horrors have been born from a similar desire to subvert the norms of the genres they exist in, balancing out the camp absurdity of the very concept of a musical with likeable-yet-exaggerated characters, hilarious dialogue, and a whole bunch of ridiculous but gloriously entertaining scenarios. They’re both musicals for people who don’t like musicals, while also being a favourite among people who do. Go figure.... Read More | Share it now!
Cosi fan tutte to me was like a girls movie night at the opera. My friend and I were full of wistful sighs over corsets, eye rolls over relationship silliness, swoons over dashing (yet infuriating) men, endless giggles and pensive frustrations over wondering who will end up with who. All in all- a great night out! Trust Mozart to tell a good story hey?... Read More | Share it now!