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Bell Shakespeare’s thrilling Antony and Cleopatra

The colossal tragedy of Roman General Mark Antony and his beloved Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, is modernised in Bell Shakespeare’s latest gift, Antony and Cleopatra. A play contrasting personal passions against the national, the dramatic build of invading armies leads…

‘Nassim’ at Arts Centre Melbourne

Nassim is one of the plays that works best the less you know about it. In fact, mystery is baked into this play’s premise. It begins with a brief intro: a producer invites the guest actor on stage (each performance…

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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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‘The Guru of Chai’ at Arts Centre Melbourne

The Guru of Chai starts at Bangalore railway station, India. Amidst all the chaos, noise, trains, announcements, ticket inspectors and countless passengers, there is a chai wallah, or tea seller named Kutisar, who makes his living selling tea to various…

Best of August: What to see, eat, drink, and do

August is here! We can begin the countdown to spring. That does not mean you need to be any less busy though so we’ve pulled together our top picks for what you need to be doing this month. And let…

CoisCeim’s The Wolf And Peter

Weekend 1 of the school holidays and little people were seen about town. At the theatre, the seats were packed with excited faces, joyful carers, and an atmosphere of 100% concentration. There wasn’t a touch screen in sight. Such are…

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‘Minnie & Liraz’ – Melbourne Theatre Company’s hilarious new play

Melbourne Theatre Company’s newest play, Minnie and Liraz, features old ladies zipping about in mobility buggies. Bather-clad fistfights in poolside change rooms. Complaints about the daily menu, plus bitter fights over the past. Another Lally Katz gem, this quirky comedy…

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Sydney Dance Company’s double bill, ‘ORB’

Sydney Dance Company’s double bill, ORB, showed at Arts Centre Melbourne to rapturous applause. ORB opens with the mystifying Full Moon by Taiwanese choreographer Cheng Tsung-lung, a hypnotising melody of his fascination with the moon and all those who inhabit…