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Melbourne Festival: Patti Smith’s Horses

An all-star cast took to the stage over two jam-packed shows on Sunday night at the majestic Melbourne Town Hall, to perform a thrilling interpretation of Patti Smith’s album ‘Horses’. Smith has just released her new memoir, ‘M Train’ and…

Caulfield Cup – Flemington’s Little Sister

Spring racing has well and truly begun, and my first foray into the Caulfield Cup did not go well. Before I’d even left my garage I tripped and stuck my heel through my sheer black skirt. So after a quick…

Melbourne Festival: feasts of Melbourne

Melbourne Festival has teamed up with some of the city’s best eateries to keep Festival-goers fully satisfied with delicious food and drinks. I was lucky enough to be invited to sample some of the Festival Feasts’ finest fare, and let…

Never Date a Songwriter

Exposing the humor in heartbreak and falling in love, ‘Never Date A Songwriter‘ is an evening well spent. Avoiding the cliché, Shanon Whitelock managed to find and share the obscure moments of dating and relationships that we all seem to…

Jurassica

‘Jurassica’: a magical story of the experience of migration

World premiere Australian play ‘Jurassica’ is the story of a journey through the experience of migration. It is a reflection about the idea of home, which is not a stable concept, but it constantly changes significance with new experiences and…

‘Bordello’: three levels of theatrical exploration

We didn’t know what to expect from ‘Bordello‘ – but the brief description of exploring a three-level brothel to uncover a story of intrigue piqued our interest. The first impression on walking into a smoky bare room, cordoned off with ‘do not…

LIMBO Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival: LIMBO

‘LIMBO‘ is smoking hot. Literally. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much fire in a theatre. This circus/cabaret show is simultaneously dark, sexy, and funny and it takes place in the perfect venue – the 1920s-inspired Speigeltent. The fire-breathing…

The Basics Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival: The Basics

Even if you somehow have not heard of the internationally acclaimed Australian trio The Basics, you would have definitely heard of one of their band members – Wally De Backer (aka Gotye). Playing a special set for Melbourne Festival to…