“We’re in church” said one fellow audience member as we walked into the basement theatrette of the Butterfly Club. Rows of recycled pews and framed Elizabethan portraiture sit inside this quirky performance space, but what followed was far from biblical. An hour of clowning, astronaut-themed burlesque and bubble-gum art. Now, that’s the kind of religion I can get down with!... Read More | Share it now!
I’ve always felt an affinity with Bridget Jones. I, too, am hopeless in the realms of romance, and struggle daily to balance my desire to look like Margot Robbie with my simultaneous love of all things chocolate coated. But, after viewing Jude Perl’s comedy show Let’s Hang Out, I’ve realised that I am Jude Perl. Well, not actually. That would be some Freaky Friday magic that I haven’t quite worked out yet. What I mean to say is Jude Perl’s comedy gives refreshing voice to the realities of being a modern woman. In Let’s Hang Out, Jude covers everything from living in a share house to that alarming moment in time when there seems to be an epidemic of friends having babies. Relatable, right?... Read More | Share it now!
If you feel like your current workout regime is just not doing it for you anymore, and you need a little something extra, a little bit of inspiration to get that summer body back on track, might I suggest a night out at the theatre. Noises Off is quite literally the funniest show you will ever see, and will definitely give you a nice set of chiselled abs at the end of it. After you see this, you’ll be popping on your bikini (or your Speedos) and getting #InstaReady for summer!... Read More | Share it now!
If ever there was a time to escape reality and just have a good old belly laugh, then you may just want to head to the theatre and see what has been described as the best farce EVER written. Noises Off cast member Emily Goddard graciously took some time out of busy schedule to chat about this incredible show, the pressure to uphold such a title as ‘best farce ever written’ and what makes her laugh. It’s the simple things in life, but comedy really is the best remedy.... Read More | Share it now!
I’ve never had a hero like Tamblyn Lord. Well, unless Ash Ketchum, the protagonist of the 1990s animated children’s television show Pokémon, counts. Lord’s latest theatrical exploration, ‘Call of The Ice’, chronicles the voyage he painstakingly took in January 2016 to recreate the journey of his childhood (and lifelong) hero Sir Douglas Mawson.... Read More | Share it now!
The Red Stitch Theatre is utterly beguiling. I’m not sure if it is the fact that they are staging a play set in the Victorian era, or the inviting smell of mulled wine that makes me want to talk like this, but one thing’s for sure, it’s fitting. Affectionately dubbed ‘The Red Shed’, Red Stitch is an intimate space, with a limited number of seats and a quaint little stage so close that you find yourself having to repress the desire to jump and belt out a rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer”.... Read More | Share it now!
The show must go on, and that is exactly what happened after director Gale Edwards stopped the show right before Sally Bowles‘ iconic number, “Cabaret”. Of all night’s for there to be serious mic/audio issues of course it had to be opening night, right?! That’s the beauty of live theatre. In what was a marvellous show of team support, Emcee Paul Capsis offered his mic to leading lady Chelsea Gibb when an almighty “Stop!” was heard from the stalls, at which point Gibb ran off stage. In a flutter, Capsis maintained our engagement in a way only a true professional can.... Read More | Share it now!
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a late night comedy show on a weeknight and strolling the streets of Melbourne with fellow comedy goers. 3 Course Comedy enticed me by their title first and foremost, mostly because I’m a foodie and I love a good degustation. Plus, why not support up and coming comedians!... Read More | Share it now!
There is nothing quite like seeing a contemporary ballet reflect the world in which we live in. For such a traditional dance form where discipline is paramount in the execution of movement, to see such fluidity and freedom amidst the dancers is refreshing and forward-thinking. The Australian Ballet‘s Artistic Director David McAllister says this triple bill is a way for audiences to tune out from their hectic lives and allow you “to enjoy the wondrous physicality and beauty of these three amazing works.”... Read More | Share it now!