Side Show is a stunning story of sisterhood based on the remarkable real-life story of Daisy and Violet Hilton- identical ‘Siamese twins’ who were joined at the hip. The sisters grew up touring America in a travelling ‘freak show’. But when their spectacular talent and charm was discovered, they became a national sensation and the highest-paid stars of 1930s vaudeville.... Read More | Share it now!
The most recent production of A Midsummer Nights Dream I had seen was The Australian Ballet’s interpretation last year, “The Dream”. The ballet was full of whimsical fairies and enchanted forests, the dancing light and airy as it retold Shakespeare’s fanciful story of love and folly. Here again in the Sydney Theatre Company’s latest adaption of Midsummer there exists that story of love and folly, but replace the word whimsy with haunting, enchanted forests with stark emptiness, the light with darkness and the airy with a heavy dose of seriousness.... Read More | Share it now!
One of the many awesome (and historic) things happening as part of Melbourne Fringe at the moment is Australia’s first ever paste up project. What in the heck is a paste-up project? Well, Wikipedia defines it as ‘a method of creating or laying out publication pages that predates the use of the now-standard computerised page design desktop publishing programs.’... Read More | Share it now!
Alfred Hitchcock’s films are renowned for their female protagonists, put in peril by a master of the suspense genre. But what did the actresses who played these women really think about the man behind the lens? Laura Johnston wants audiences to find out, as she takes them on a one-woman-led journey into the minds of such legends as Doris Day, Grace Kelly and Tippi Hedren. I asked Johnston about the creative process behind Hitchcock’s Birds…... Read More | Share it now!
Graeme Simsion had lots of inspiration he could draw upon for the socially-challenged professor character (Don Tillman) in his novel, The Rosie Project. Simsion is a self-confessed “escapee” from the world of IT. For over 30 years he worked with computers and he’s also studied and taught science at University. These experiences have all helped shape his books, even if this is sometimes in an inadvertent way.... Read More | Share it now!
Damien & Ross are lost in the jungle, how they got there, who the heck know? All that matters in this little production is what hijinks – or problems – will the two get up to? Including parts of the audience, the two try to figure out in the crazy-ness that is Safari Psychosis.... Read More | Share it now!
Sydney based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones‘ piece barrangal dyara (skin and bones) is the most ambitious Kaldor Public Art Project to date, with 15,000 white shields and eight soundscapes taking over the original footprint of the Garden Palace building, which burnt down in 1882.... Read More | Share it now!