Author Archives: rachelsmith

The School of Rock Band

School of Rock the Musical Rocks Melbourne

Take a hit movie and combine it with the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and you have a recipe for success. School of Rock The Musical delivers on this promise, with an upbeat, entertaining and humorous production. It’s a simple…

Ross Kemp Extreme Tales Australia and New Zealand stage tour

If, like me, you are a fan of the ABC show Ross Kemp Extreme World, the stage show Ross Kemp Extreme Tales is a must-see. For seventeen years, this documentary has been bringing human interest stories from conflict zones to our…

Day Dream Ophelias Inner Monologue

Ophelia’s Inner Monologue

A sensitive interrogation of Shakespeare’s famous play about a flawed hero’s trashed early love, Ophelia’s Inner Monologue, does not disappoint with its scrutiny of his lady’s view of the action. Written off in Shakespeare’s 1602 play in a questionable quickie-suicide,…

Peter Singer

Peter Singer on What Really Matters at The School of Life

I missed Peter Singer’s discussion on ‘What Really Matters’ when it was last brought to Melbourne by the The chool of Life. I was not going to miss the opportunity again, and joined an equally enthusiastic audience at the Athenaeum…

Jane Goodall Melbourne

An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall

An Evening with Jane Goodall, brought to Melbourne by Think Inc., brought Jane to the Melbourne Convention Centre to discuss her experience and views on the future of our planet. If there is one person qualified to answer the question…

A.C. Grayling

A.C. Grayling presents The Origins and Future of Humanism

The Wheeler Centre has a reputation for bringing world class speakers to Melbourne and I was fortunate to be in the audience of one such speaker, UK philosopher A.C Grayling. Grayling is best known for his books What Is Good?, The God Argument and The Age of Genius. During this event, his…

dracula

Dracula at Frankston Arts Centre

I am one of the rare people who have not seen or read the horror classic Dracula; despite a love for all things scary and gruesome! My knowledge is limited to an awareness that Count Dracula was a vampire, and…