Category: culture

2017 Melb Writers Fest

Best of the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival

It’s August, and that part of this City of Literature’s calendar given over to enlightening speakers, fervent debate, and general conviviality known as The Melbourne Writers Festival. Headquartered at Federation Square, using ACMI,Deakin Edge and the forecourt, this ideas fest…

Stephanie Lake - Pile-Of-Bones

Stephanie Lake Company’s Pile of Bones premiere

Deft physical manoeuvres and a minute examination of the codes of movement are elegantly displayed in Stephanie Lake Company’s Pile Of Bones. A contemporary-era tour de force on ritualism and humanity, with a hypnotic electronic soundtrack, and elemental set and…

Gasworks Circus Showdown

Gasworks Circus Showdown

I have only had but a few circus experiences in my life. But preceding every one, there has always been a sense of excited anticipation. There is something about the circus, a youthful thrill that is always present. This was…

Lohengrin Melbourne Opera

Melbourne Opera’s ‘Lohengrin’: a visual feast

Melbourne Opera delights audiences once again with its second Wagnerian opera, Lohengrin, a visual feast that’s well-cast and beautifully sung. This next chapter maintains the high standard set by its acclaimed predecessor, Tannhäuser. Director Suzanne Chaundy delivers once again with…

Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ and ‘Eh, Joe’ at La Mama Theatre

There are those who like the bleak, philosophical plays of mid-twentieth century Irishman, Samuel Beckett, and those who would rather swallow poison. On offer for us, in the subtle darkness of La Mama’s old theatre, were two short plays brought…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Think Inc

Neil Degrasse Tyson live in Melbourne

“We are a part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson. There aren’t many celebrity astrophysicists these days, but Neil…

Credentials La Mama

David Williamson’s ‘Credentials’ come good

Australia’s most famous contemporary playwright, David Williamson returns to his theatre roots and renders a heroine for the times in Credentials, premiering for La Mama Theatre’s 50th anniversary. Invited by Artistic Director Liz Jones to present a commemorative work, Williamson…

New Working Group presents Looking Glass

If your looking for cutting edge theatre to stir your inner senses then look no further than Looking Glass, currently staged at fortyfivedownstairs. Be prepared for a challenging and entertaining evening to see through the end of winter. Looking Glass…

the butterfly club

The Butterfly Club Spring Launch 2017

Jump into The Butterfly Club this spring and be prepared to shake out your woolies and laugh your way into the new season with a show and a cocktail. Here’s my top picks for The Butterfly Club spring program September…