Hitchcock & Hermann – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Melbourne Arts Centre 06/02/16

Music and cinema go hand in hand, however do we truly appreciate the power of music in film, and the ability it has to heighten the viewers emotions? We hear foreboding music and we feel fear, a slow forlorn piece concocts sadness, and an upbeat melody ensures elation. Music and film are beautiful in their own right, however together they can create pure perfection.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: No Free Man by Graham Potts released January 2016

Let us introduce you to “The Wolf”. He’s vicious but not like that of a mangy dog. It’s a calculated, restrained and more often than not unnoticeable malice that only a trained eye might detect. He’s torn between the possibility of his own impossible freedom and a natural instinct to survive. He’s here in Australia, but not where you might think. You can find The Wolf in Graham Potts’ latest novel No Free Man.... Read More | Share it now!

Premieres, Returns & Crowd Favourites: 10 must see shows of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival!

Even though Adelaide’s reputation as The Festival State may have taken a hit in recent years with the loss of two major touring festivals, the city still remains a hub of activity through February and March when the Adelaide Fringe Festival takes over seemingly every nook and cranny of the CBD. Second only to Edinburgh in size, the Adelaide Festival remains the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere and always, always brings in people from all over the world, ready to have their expectations met, blown away and expanded upon.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: West Side Story – Riverside Theatre (performances until 20th Feb)

Even if you haven’t yet seen a production of West Side Story, chances are you a probably familiar with one of its very recognisable tunes or melodies. From “Something’s Coming” to “Tonight” to “Somewhere” to even the very “Overture”, you’ll recognize something (eh). But really, seeing them all together in their original setting is the way to hear them. This latest production of West Side Story is just such a place!... Read More | Share it now!

Anne Edmonds talks about touring her latest show That’s Eddotainment!

The sound of Anne Edmonds’ dog barks as soon as we start our conversation that – despite being on the telephone – brings a homely touch to our interview. Edmonds herself hasn’t been staying at her home of Melbourne too much. She just arrived from a bunch of stand-up dates in London where she toured her show You Know What I’m Like for the last time. There isn’t any rest for the funny folk though, as her new show starts her run of dates around the country later this month, and it’s a much more lighter affair, as seen in the title no less: That’s Eddotainment!... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Treasure Island – Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (performances until 27th February 2016)

A pirate is held a knife-point while a young boy watches on.

Based on the classic Robert Louis Stevensen novel and adapted by Ken Ludwig, Treasure Island is a tale of pirates, adventure, treasure and family. Our narrator and protagonist is Jim Hawkins (Jonathon Burt) who, by chance, finds himself in possession of a map and becomes embroiled in a plot to discover hidden treasure. Of course, a band of merry pirates are also after the treasure and mutiny ensues with Jim’s trust sorely tested. Amidst all this swashbuckling is the tale of Jim’s Father’s mysterious death and involvement with the pirates. This is told through anecdotes from Jim himself and partly through his dealings with Long John Silver (Ben Freeman), who considered his father a close friend and was one of the last to see him alive. I confess, I did expect a Darth Vader moment where Long John confesses to being Jim’s Father, but was somewhat pleased it didn’t happen.... Read More | Share it now!