Tag: culture

‘The Commune’ by Bitten By Productions

Like any good thriller, The Commune immediately introduces tension and a hook.  Stone, who now calls himself Joe after running away from the hippie commune is back for Brook’s funeral, his mother.  No one will tell him how she died….

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…

Melbourne Festival: The Wrap featuring Taylor Mac

Feeling tired Melbourne? We are not surprised. You have just finished a mammoth three weeks laughing, crying, exploring mirror mazes, eating and drinking, and having your cultural boundaries pushed in the most interesting ways. That’s right – Melbourne Festival has…

240 hours in ‘Timepod’

“Time is just this – a number of motions before and after” – Stuart Grant, Performance Artist. You’ve probably heard of a sensory deprivation chamber where individuals float in a saltwater pod. Now take that concept, and instead of one…

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…

Melbourne Festival – The Plus Ones’ guide to the must-see events

It’s time to get inspired: the Melbourne Festival brings the opportunity to connect with art, people, and ideas. Running from 4-22 October 2017, the festival has something in store for everyone. Be it dance, theatre, music, visual arts or multimedia…

‘Bookcrastinators Anonymous’ at Melbourne Fringe

Come in, come in. Make yourself cozy. Here’s your name tag. Christian, right? Do you need another cushion? A blankie or a biscuit?  Have you finished the mandatory reading? Of course not. Bookcrastinators Anonymous is part book club, part support…

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…