Author Archives: melbourne

‘Tender’ at The Butterfly Club

Nikki Bloom’s ‘Tender’ tells the story of loss and the impact of grief on relationships. ‘Tender’ is the story of the unexplained disappearance of Michael, who is beloved to his wife, Sarah, and parents, Yvonne and Patrick.  The first scenes were…

Alpine dazzle The Corner Hotel

Alpine’s sound is difficult to describe. It’s like a highly-charged throwback to glam rock, a healthy mix of indie and some hard rocking numbers — especially on their second offering, 2015 album Yuck. I was determined to see them pull it…

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…