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Phillip Adams BalletLab stuns with Ever

As with all BalletLab works, it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before, and so it was at the world premiere of dance work Ever, held inside the Victorian company home, The Temperance Hall. Inside this building clad wholly in puritan white, we gathered…

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Welcome Spring with Hay Fever!

There’s no better way to welcome in spring than via MTC’s lush new production of famed quipster Noel Coward’s 1925 farce about silly society in comic romp, Hay Fever. Almost 100 years old, this knockout version offers top-class cast, crystalline…

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Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ Brought to Life

Put your hand up for a night of Austen? A gloved one, that is.  Who wouldn’t. In ultra-modern industrial grey square concreted interior of QV’s No Vacancy Gallery, a full house had laughs, random participation, irony, luxury, and the divine…

Melbourne Foodies Rejoice! Time Out Food Awards Are Here

Foodies of Melbourne, the moment you’ve been waiting for is here. Melbourne’s best food gems of 2017 have been announced at the Time Out Food Awards – a celebration of the top restaurants, cafes, chefs, and foodie masterminds in the…

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20th Anniversary Australian Dance Awards returns to town

Amidst talk of port de bras, grand jetes, career injuries, and stage positions, I knew I could only be at one place- at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards. It’s 20th anniversary edition, returning to Melbourne for the first time since…

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Hickey ‘n Pals surprise night in It’s My Show

Up on the corner of Bourke and Spring Street, the parliamentary end of town, some quality comedy has been on offer in recent years at welcoming pub, The Imperial Hotel. As part of Melbourne Fringe, a relaxed entertaining hour of…

LEGOLAND Adults Only Night

When was the last time you embraced your inner child, cracked open a tub of Lego and got lost in an afternoon of colourful blocks and buildings? Sounds like you’re overdue for a play sesh, and we have the perfect…

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The Domestic Goddess Comes To Town

When life throws you lemons, make lemon tart! So advises singing goddess herself, Raelene Isbester, in her 2016 award-winning tale of all the ingredients that make up the televisual culinary domestic goddess we so love in a reinvention of her…

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Queen Margaret v. The Patriarchy

Gillian English packs a punch as defamed English queen, Margaret of Anjou, in deconstructed feminist outing, She Wolf. This lady knows her Shakespeare and reinterprets the wrongful depictions Bill landed this woman with with attack and wit. A skilled Shakespearean…