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EWF – Translation Nation

No Comments 29 May 2015

During this year’s Emerging Writers Festival, the young writers of the Signal Express will recapping of a variety of events so you can catch up (or refresh). Find out more about EWF on their website. Wednesday night’s session, “Translation Nation” featured five translators, five languages, Gabriel Garcia Ochoa (presenting), Liam Pieper and his essay “The Unbearable Whiteness of Being”. The […]

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Comedy

Ronny Chieng’s Expert Navigation on Relatable Rage

No Comments 29 May 2015

Ronny Chieng does not disappoint in his 2015 Melbourne International Comedy festival performance. Titled “You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About”, his show is centred on technology and modern communication and the challenges and frustrations which they bring. Chieng’s comic style had the audience laughing at themselves for most of the performance as he effortlessly […]

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Comedy

60 Minutes with Arj Barker

No Comments 29 May 2015

I would always walk past the Town Hall corner, when the comedy festival was up and running, and walk straight by. Not understanding the interest to be honest. I was always more into ballet than the land of comedy and laughter. When we were told the theme for the month was comedy and theatre, I […]

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Comedy

The 5pm Sketch Showcase: Review

1 Comment 11 May 2015

It’s Saturday. Saturday at last! After a long week of school, dancing, sailing, violin and orchestra I am ready to hit the town for a night out. So off I go with my mum to the Imperial Hotel on the penultimate night of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, to see The 5pm Sketch Showcase. Driving […]

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Comedy

Why I Can’t Watch Stand Up Comedy

No Comments 11 May 2015

I enjoy humour, and I like finding things funny. I laugh my strange witchy laugh while watching episodes of New Girl or Parks and Rec, and I giggle awkwardly at my own jokes all the time – but I just can’t seem to enjoy stand up comedy. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate stand up […]

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Comedy

Michael McIntyre: Comedic Genius

No Comments 11 May 2015

I could do a lengthy introduction regarding the history of this comedian, or of my knowledge of the comedy he performs, but I think this time I will just plunge straight in and let his comedy speak for itself. His name is Michael McIntyre, and he is one of the funniest comedians I know. Michael […]

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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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Music

Interview with Karen Van Spall

No Comments 11 May 2015

Karen Van Spall is a mezzo soprano opera singer who has worked on many plays such as Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Madame Butterfly. After spending time with different Opera companies she then did vocal tuition at the Brisbane Conservatorium Opera School and in London. Now she is an occasionally guest performer at companies such […]

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