Author Archives: melbourne

Hallelujah! ‘Violet’ hits Chapel Off Chapel

Musical lovers of Melbourne, your prayers have been answered! Originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1997 and re-opened on Broadway in 2014, the feisty musical ‘Violet’ is now in Australia and has swept up some of the most significant awards at Sydney…

‘Eleanor’s Story’ at Chapel Off Chapel

As a historian I have a slightly morbid interest in life during Nazi Germany. When the opportunity to see ‘Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany‘ at Chapel Off Chapel landed in my inbox, I leapt at the chance….

MFWF: champagne with acrobats at Truly, Madly, Deeply

I hit my peak life moment at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’. There I was, holding a champagne flute. Above me was a beautiful acrobat entwined onto a hoop suspended from the ceiling. As I raised…

‘Breaking the Cage’ at The Owl and Cat

It was a 39 degrees autumn scorcher as we were venturing down to the ever-quirky The Owl and Cat for the premiere night of their brand new production Breaking the Cage. The air was extremely thick on the East Brunswick tram, which seemingly…

VAMFF: Premium Runway 7 on closing night

Strutting up to one of Melbourne Museum’s many entrances to attend Premium Runway 7, the closing show of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, the place looks suspiciously quiet. An elderly security guard pops his head round a fenced-off area and…

Werribee’s The Park Hotel unveils new menu

Having never even scratched the surface of Werribee’s hospitality offerings, I had zero idea what to expect from my trip out there to preview the Park Hotel’s new menu. But it’s safe to say I was barely through the door…

Milk! Records Good For You Tour at Howler

Milk! Records Good For You was very good for me. I could leave it at that, the simplest, bluntest review of all time, but instead I’ll elaborate a little. I wandered into the Sunday night Howler gig in a bit of a daze;…

You’ve seen Shakespeare’s Bottom, now see Alan’s

You could kick off your night  in no better way than to listen in on the daft rumination of Nick Bottom, a minor character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as portrayed by Melbourne comic actor Alan Lovett in  ‘Bottom’s Dream’….

‘The Veil of Maya’ by the Melbourne Ballet Company

Listen up dance fans, there’s something worth celebrating in St Kilda. Last night the Melbourne Ballet Company announced announced their new residency at the Alex Theatre on Fitzroy Street with the contemporary piece ‘The Veil of Maya’. The Veil is the first chapter…

Secret Foodies’ Picnic Spectacular

Secret Foodies is the brain child of Alex Adams, or as she is also known, Ms. Darlinghurst. Since 2010, the Sydney-based the team has become renowned for creating unique dining experiences. Alex has been on the creative scene ever since…