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Fringe Review: Good Show – Robots, Robots, Robots

There’s a technical spectacle going down at The Loft that is well worth catching at the tail end of Fringe. ‘Good Show: Robots, Robots, Robots’ is a very enticing title for a show, promising two things one would come to…

Fringe Review: Asian Ghost-ery Store

The Fringe Festival brings together many different types of performance, and during the first half of this year’s collection of shows was a very interesting piece called ‘Asian Ghost-ery Store’, created by members the comedy troupe ‘Only the Human’, and…

Fringe Review: As You Like It

Merging classic theatre with contemporary art, ARDEN’s reimagining of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It‘ is thoughtfully and tastefully done. Under the direction of Julian Beckedahl, ‘As You Like It’ delivered Shakespeare’s work beautifully.  Keeping the original language, the interpretation and…

Circa’s Carnival of the Animals: beatboxing to aerial acrobatics

Circa’s ‘Carnival of the Animals’ follows a group of acrobatic performers as they journey to their circus home to perform. Along the way they take on the persona of a variety of animals, including butterflies, cats, chickens, elephants and frogs. This…

The best events we attended in September

Melbourne, you just keep getting better and better. In September, we darted between launch parties for Melbourne’s new Southbank market, a pirate tavern, Scribble Creative’s salon featuring an independent publisher, the opening of a new Thai restaurant in Collingwood, and…

Fringe Review: Tinserella

As part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe, Joana Simmons takes to the stage as the one-woman star of her vivacious comedy cabaret ‘Tinserella – Putting the “G’day” in cabaret‘. The eclectic surroundings of The Butterfly Club was the perfect setting…

Literary Collection Dinner with Debra Oswald

I’ve enjoyed some nice dinners with titillating conversation in my life. But these had nothing on going to dinner last night with Debra Oswald. The Plus Ones were invited as part of a collaboration with The Wheeler Centre and the…

Fringe Review: If You See Her, Say Hello

The Toff In Town was packed, but in no way did that diminish the intimacy and warmth that oozed from the stage in ‘If You See Her, Say Hello’. The concept itself was charming: 21 Melbourne-based female artists sing 21…

Fringe Review: I Don’t Like You

Dear ‘I Don’t Like You’: I quite liked you. You made me laugh, dodge flying unicycles, and mourn musical instruments – our time together was brief yet wonderful. I went into ‘I Don’t Like You’ with roughly zero preconceptions – all I…

Launch of Lady Carolina, Melbourne’s newest Latin kitchen

Have you ever dined in the presence of a crocodile? What about drank a cocktail from a cocoa shell? I experienced these, and more at the Lady Carolina launch party – Melbourne’s newest Latin kitchen. Having lived in Mexico for six…