Tag: Malthouse Theatre

‘Blaque Showgirls’ at the Malthouse Theatre

Full disclosure – I had high expectations when I heard that Nakkiah Lui’s new play was opening at the Malthouse. ‘Blaque Showgirls’ did not disappoint. The play follows ‘light skinned ‘blaque’ girl’, Ginny Jones (played by Bessie Holland), who dreams…

Poppy Seed Festival: ‘Blessed’

When hope is dashed against the rocks of reality, and clouds of pessimism obscure all dreams, what becomes of love?  This is one of the main questions put to us by ‘Blessed’ — though I might also be speaking of the recent…

Malthouse Theatre’s 2017 season: your sneak peak

Let it be known that the TPO team can keep a secret. Which is no easy feat when the secret is new and exciting art. Case in point: receiving an early press release detailing Malthouse Theatre’s 2017 season. Start marking…

‘Gonzo’, a play about porn, at Malthouse Theatre

Does the word ‘penis’ make you feel uncomfortable?  How about images of bouncing titties, pubic hair or boners?  I’m pretty comfortable on the subject matter, but I’m not sure about the average Joe.  If you are squeamish on the subject,…

‘The Events’ at the Malthouse Theatre

‘The Events‘ is a play about a community-shattering act of violence. Each night actors Catherine McClements and Johnny Carr are joined on stage by a different Melbourne choir to tell the story. Before we even entered the theatre the foyer was…

‘The Glass Menagerie’ plays at The Malthouse Theatre

‘The Glass Menagerie‘ is one of those plays that make you endlessly proud of Australian theatre’s ability to interpret texts in new and interesting ways. I’ll admit to being a sub par theatre nerd – I have never seen or…

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at The Malthouse Theatre

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ is…. brilliant. My plus one and I were so pleased to attend the opening night performance at the Malthouse Theatre. Jonny Donahoe spins tragedy into comedy and reminds us of the simple things that make life worth living….

Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Malthouse Theatre produces interesting new work alongside new interpretations of classic scripts. (This season includes both Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid and The Glass Menagerie). So Tom Wright’s new play based on the classic Picnic at Hanging Rock fits right…

A little ‘Schmaltz’ at The Malthouse Theatre

Daniel Schlusser invites audiences to ‘soar like an eagle covered in cheese’ this Valentine’s weekend with the production of ‘Schmaltz‘ at the Malthouse Theatre. Clearly this theme struck a chord with Melbourne audiences, as the Tower Theatre was packed to the rafters…