Category: culture

‘A Drone Opera’ flies into Arts House

“Do the drones sing?” “Is it a Star Wars opera?” or “what the hell is a drone opera?” has been the standard questions I’ve been asked all week upon mentioning I was going to see ‘A Drone Opera’.  Until experiencing…

To Be or Not To Be a Jew: ‘Bad Jews’ Review

Disclosure: I am a bad Jew. I don’t eat kosher. Don’t keep the Sabbath. And I have been known to date outside of my faith or lack thereof. Which made me the perfect candidate to head to opening night of the off-Broadway…

Detroit Redstitch

‘Detroit’ at Red Stitch Theatre

A dark comedy set in Detroit? Sign me up! I lived in the U.S. during the Global Financial Crisis, so I was particularly interested in attending this production. At the time a sense of anxiety, uncertainty, and vulnerability seemed to…

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ takes over Melbourne

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ is billed as ‘a live-action graphic novel’. Essentially it’s a radio play crossed with a comic book. What’s that, you say? Two niche topics with cult followings added together? I was so excited about this I nearly…

Mary Stuart

Melbourne Opera’s production of ‘Mary Stuart’

Melbourne Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s historical drama ‘Mary Stuart’ (Maria Stuarda) offers a brilliant opportunity for people of any age or background to whet their operatic appetites. The opera is loosely based on the lives of Mary, Queen of…

Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015: The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Melbourne Fringe Festival gives Melburnians permission to turn into wide-eyed experience junkies: live art, cabaret, dance, circus, parties. From 16 September to 4 October across 160 venues, over 6,000 artists will deliver 400 events across the city. The Plus Ones’ team picked…

Glory Box La Revolucion

Glory Box La Revoluciόn: Cabaret Extravaganza

Glory Box – La Revoluciόn is the new season of the electro-charged freak show from Melbourne burlesque icons Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith. The Plus Ones were lucky enough to be invited along on Saturday night to take part in…

Talk & Taste

Talk & Taste at the Immigration Museum

Over three food coma-inducing afternoons, Talk & Taste delves into Melbourne’s multicultural food landscape through a series of informal talks.  Part of the Talk & Taste experience is the Immigration Museum exhibitions, which explore who we are and where we…

Savage in Limbo

Q44 Theatre’s ‘Savage in Limbo’

Who knew there was such entertainment as top-quality theatre productions at the dark end of Richmond? Not me, at least not until Thursday night when I was invited to see the opening night of director Gabriella Rose-Carter’s version of ‘Savage…

A Social Service

Review of ‘A Social Service’ at The Malthouse

‘A Social Service‘ premiered at Malthouse Theatre to a full house, and instantly set itself apart from any plays you’re likely to have seen recently. The stadium seating was on opposite sides of the room, with the stage in between…