Category: theatre

The Father at MTC

Melbourne Theatre Company premiers The Father

As a Plus Ones contributor, I regularly write about how lucky we are in Melbourne. Adding to that list of special experiences is Melbourne Theatre Company’s Australian premier of The Father. John Bell’s performance (of Bell Shakespeare fame) is outstanding. He…

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Suicide Row: The Anti-Suicide Play for Men

A play about suicide. How could it be funny? With disarming bravado, four actors take us into the minds of men who have taken their lives- and what lies after the act. Michael Griffith positions us in the struggle of…

The Butterfly Club’s 2017 Summer Program: The Plus Ones’ picks

The ever charismatic and entertaining director Simone Pulga once again invited The Plus Ones to the The Butterfly Club’s curated summer 2017-18 program, with matching cocktails.  One of our perennial favourites in the independent arts space, there is much to…

The Carnival of Lost Souls

Traditionally Australians don’t celebrate Halloween. Culturally though, we are a society that takes up any excuse to dress up, have some drinks and a really good time. With this in mind, it’s little wonder that so many Halloween styled shows…

Book Of Exodus II

Book of Exodus Part II told by children

After the stunning first instalment, Adena Jacobs and Aaron Orzech return to the stage with Part II of their innovative provocative series, Book Of Exodus Part II. Theatre in the oldest sense awaits you – captivating, moving, and compelling. A work of…

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Astaire dances again in ‘A Fine Romance’

Get your evening gear on and toes tapping in a magical night of nostalgic charm at A Fine Romance: The Magic Of Fred Astaire. Polished performances, supported by a three-piece musical ensemble, playful script, and elegant era choreography make this a…

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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…

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez at Melbourne Fringe

Glamorous and boldly unconventional, Lola Martinez was the 19th centuries wildest showgirl.  The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez  is a reimagining of a life rich in adventure and controversy. Courtesan and countess, dancer and actress.  Lola lived a life of…

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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…