Theatre

A review of Endgame

No Comments 11 May 2015

Endgame is a play by Samuel Beckett which delves into the absurd. Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Endgame, directed by Sam Strong, steers Beckett’s play in an interesting direction by using absurd language and humour to highlight the meaninglessness of life. Strong contrasts precise dialogue with moments of silence and breakdown of communication. Endgame revolves […]

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Theatre

Just as Shakespeare would have liked it

No Comments 11 May 2015

The Bell Shakespeare Company presents a fantastical rendition of As You Like It, from 23rd April to 10th May 2015 at Fairfax Studio in Melbourne.  Wonderfully ridiculous and enchantingly spare, the Bell Shakespeare Company’s rendition of As You Like It is a high-powered burst of energy and unconditioned humanity. Paying homage to two very different […]

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Comedy, Theatre

School Dance

4 Comments 13 April 2013

Heartbreakingly funny, Windmill Theatre’s show School Dance reminds us all of what it is to be a teenager. ELINOR MILLS spoke to writer Matthew Whittet about what it all means. It is a truth universally acknowledged that nothing about being a teenager makes sense. There’s just something about the ages 13 to 19 that causes […]

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Dance, Theatre

Two Brothers, One Slightly Strange Review

No Comments 25 January 2013

There have been many brother/partner combinations in history and entertainment. The Hardy Brothers, the Kennedy Brothers, Frodo and Sam, Pooh and Piglet, James and John and — a personal favourite — Batman and Robin. The first thought that came into my head when I landed the review for Blaze, a dance show presented by The […]

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Theatre

Oh Suivant!

No Comments 24 January 2013

Travelling from Europe across to the Middle East, Korea and the United States, D’Irque Van Boxelare and Fien Van Herwegen have brought their theatrical acrobatic circus-like performance Oh Suivant! to the Melbourne Arts Centre this summer. Between the excited shrieks of children, Oh Suivant! captures the pure notion that less is more with their intimate […]

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Theatre

Shall I Compare Thee To A Quality Play? A letter and review for Love Letters

No Comments 02 December 2012

Dear Love Letters, When I saw you the other night I worried of your qualities’ height. A small cast did assemble on the stage, One-by-one words read off memorised script page, Spoken harmoniously to life It became apparent you were precise, Made with surgical knife. My heartbeat did speed up. A tale of first love, […]

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Theatre

Sayonara: Android-Human Theatre

No Comments 27 August 2012

Sayonara is a theatrical performance that aims to alter the perception of human-android interaction. In other words: what our future as a human race holds in store for us and how we, ourselves, function. When it comes to reviewing theatre I have next to no knowledge on the subject, so I’m going to review it […]

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Theatre

The Uneducated – a Macbeth Review

No Comments 15 July 2012

Before two o’clock this afternoon, all I knew about Macbeth was that the name is taboo in theatres and that, sometime during its length, some guy starts talking to a skull. Okay, so the by the end I not only knew that Macbeth is not the Shakespearean play involving a skull (that’s Hamlet, according to […]

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Theatre

Keep Everything Interview with Alisdair McIndoe

No Comments 11 June 2012

The latest dance work from Chunky Move is a new piece by one of Australia’s most idiosyncratic choreographers, Antony Hamilton. Bringing together three of Australia’s finest young dancers, Keep Everything is “a scrapbook for the stage – a collection of things that don’t fit”. Via a series of divergent offerings, it presents a glimpse into the […]

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Theatre

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

No Comments 20 May 2012

On Thursday the 17th of May – International Day Against Homophobia – Red Stitch’s rerun of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later launched at the Arts Center in the Fairfax Studio, re-staged by popular demand. Written by Moisés Kaufman and other members of the New York-based Tectonic Theater Project, the play follows the original Laramie […]

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