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‘Toyer’ at The Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne

I was really looking forward to seeing the Australian premiere of Gardner McKay’s Toyer. I have been in a crime/suspense reading frenzy of late, and I was hoping that this would take it up a notch. I have also (ashamedly)…

Award-winning ‘Terminus’ play at The Courthouse Hotel

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to the theatre, so I was delighted to be invited to Terminus, an award-winning play by Irish playwright and screenwriter Mark O’Rowe. We arrived at The Courthouse Hotel and were promptly impressed with the…

Junipalooza gin festival debuts in Melbourne

A festival all about craft gin? It was as if someone read our minds. Travelling all the way from London, Junipalooza is a gin festival celebrating The Gin Foundry‘s first tipple in Melbourne. Somewhat cheekily, this festival is running within a…

‘The Critic’: a play about a play review

Reviewing ‘The Critic’, a play centred on a play review, sounded like an interesting experience. It also turned out to be a very entertaining and thought-provoking evening. The plot is a simple one. Jamie has landed her dream job as…

Two Jews walk into a theatre

Two Jews walk into a theatre. The title of this sublime theatre show was doubly misleading.  Firstly, it suggested to me a light hour of comedy.  Maybe two Jewish comedians doing a bit of stand-up.  That’s somewhat my fault.  There…

Paperless Office with A is for Atlas

To celebrate their ten-year anniversary, art collective A is for Atlas have ventured into the digital age and taken the idea of ‘paperless’ to a creative level with ‘Paperless Office’. Taking the paper archives that hold the entire history of A…

‘Trilogy’ at Arts House Melbourne

The spectacle of 50 naked women dancing onstage initially sparked both my curiosity and trepidation when I heard of Nic Green’s work Trilogy presented at Arts House. When the work opened with an endearing direct address by performers Nic Green…