Author Archives: rachelsmith

‘We Will Rock You’ rock musical comes to Melbourne

Returning to Melbourne 13 years after its original tour wowed Australian audiences, Ben Elton’s revamped ‘We Will Rock You‘ production is loud, witty, and pretty saucy. This is a rock musical after all. ‘We Will Rock You’ does not set…

A Fan’s Notes vegan degustation

$40 for a five-course degustation sounds too good to be true. A Fan’s Notes has proven otherwise with a degustation rivalling those of its more expensive competitors. The degustation menu is offered weekly on Friday and Saturday nights and alternates…

Red Robyn Cafe FODMAP degustation

With food intolerances on the increase, diners are looking for restaurants which can cater to their dietary needs, whilst providing affordable, delicious and varied options. Red Robyn does just that with its monthly FODMAP degustation menu. In short, FODMAPs are a…

Frankly Winehouse

Frankly Winehouse

One of my claims to fame is that I once saw Amy Winehouse in the flesh walking down Carnaby Street in London. I’ve seen the documentary film “Amy” and followed some of her relentless media coverage so I know a…

Ghost Stories at the National Theatre Melbourne

Ghost Stories at the National Theatre

There is something about a good ghost story that appeals to us all. The spookier and freakier the story, the more likely we are to share it with others (with some exaggeration perhaps). Preparing myself for a night of fright,…