Tag: LGBT

‘Hir’ at Red Stitch Theatre: a transgenre play

Hir opens to a set that is a technicolour pigsty. A lounge and kitchen, stacks of dirty dishes, laundry strewn across the floor not unlike the garish knick knacks that clutter walls and surfaces. Centre stage is Arnold, a morose middle-aged…

Dolly Diamond

Dolly Diamond’s 15 Year Gala Reunion at Midsumma

Sassy banter, cabaret music, and Dolly Diamond (aka the ‘Queen of Cabaret’). What more could you ask for on a Midsumma Festival Saturday night? The Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne’s CBD was the perfect stage for Dolly Diamond’s 15 Year Gala Reunion. That’s right, Dolly has been…

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…

PO PO MO CO present ‘Recreation & Leisure’ at Melbourne Fringe

PO PO MO CO present Recreation & Leisure delivers an hour of more than a dozen outrageous, baffling, grotesque, and over-the-top if not impossible to define sketches. The Queer Post-post Modern Comedy (PO PO MO CO) troupe exists to address…

Film review: ‘The Wound’ at MIFF

The Wound is the directorial debut from filmmaker John Trengove that has been receiving some hot debate about its controversial look at the clash of tradition and modernity in South Africa. On a chilly Melbourne evening we made our way…

Film review: ‘The Ornithologist’ at MIFF

Homoerotic, kinky bondage, and Catholic parables do not usually fit within the same sentence, that’s why we were so intrigued to see one of this year’s most unconventional films at MIFF – The Ornithologist. This Portuguese film from 2016 stars…

Trevor Ashley presents ‘Diamonds Are For Trevor’

Diamonds are for Trevor is two hours of pure adulterated fun. Trevor Ashley is one of those performers who could make even a Brecht piece hilarious and camp — so with impersonating one of the century’s biggest divas, what could…

Gaytimes festival

Gaytimes: the Queer Festival of your Dreams

Gaytimes is toted as the festival of your big gay dreams — a utopia of queer people dancing to music on top of a mountain, next to a giant inflatable rainbow. Gaytimes aimed to be a beautiful community minded space,…