Atta – Port Melbourne’s Modern Indian

Atta, Melbourne’s newest Indian restaurant is located right at the end of the South Melbourne Beach number 1 tram line. The brain child of Brij and Harry, Atta seeks to create a ‘fun fine dining’ experience by maintaining elements of…

St Kilda’s Shir Madness Festival

It’s a little known fact that ancient Yiddish drinking songs mixed with Twenties Big Band sounds and edgy beats will bring any house down, even if the house happens to be a synagogue. YID was the band (a very big…

‘Too Ready Mirror’ at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Written by Jamaica Zuanetti and Directed by Rachel Barring, The Melbourne Fringe Festival presents their deeply profound play, Too Ready Mirror. I was immediately pulled in by the poster which was dark, twisted, and had an element of mystery. It…

Rock and Roll and Don Giovanni together for the very first time

Don Giovanni – Let’s Rock and Roll, the new production by EmotionWorks Cut Opera currently showing at Rubix Warehouse, is a unique fusion of opera and rock. The concept devised by Julie Edwardian (who has previously directed for Opera Australia), reaches…

Completely Improvised Shakespeare at Melbourne Fringe

On a blustery spring evening, in a quiet northern pub, a Melbourne improv troupe took on the Bard for the enjoyment of a Fringe Festival audience. Completely Improvised Shakespeare, performed by the Soothplayers, has been a staple of the Melbourne…

The Clams’ Crimson Tide at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Despite being self-proclaimed as Melbourne’s least professional water ballet squad, The Clams have certainly vaulted to be the city’s most popular.  Their debut show Crimson Tide had only a short run over a weekend, though the 25 ballerinas certainly made…

Rama Nicholas in The Lucky Ones – Melbourne Fringe Festival

Rama Nicholas has a cult following among the cognoscenti at TPO, and you can add me to the list of adoring fans.  Rama returns with her titillating multi-character romance erotica feel-good  show The Lucky Ones to Fringe. It is an…

CHE, Melbourne’s best Peruvian Charcoal Chicken

CHE is the third instalment for executive chef Alejandro Saravia and his team, who are behind city establishments San Telmo and Pastuso. Whilst his latest offering it is a much more casual endeavour, the simple menu does not compromise on…