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‘L’Amante Anglais – The English Lover’ at fortyfivedownstairs

Did you ever think you’d sympathise with a murderess? A breathtaking 100 minutes of tragic human drama is laid bare in Laurence Strangio’s reprisal of his popular adaptation of romantic French novelist Marguerite Duras’ 1967 novella, L’Amante Anglais. This lauded…

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‘Take a Seat’ at The Butterfly Club

What happens after we die? We’ve all probably asked ourselves this from time to time, but only Kieran Gould-Dowen decided to make a play about it. Take A Seat is set in a courthouse waiting room, where seven confused and frightened…

‘The Wind in the Willows’ in the Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens are the perfect setting over summer for audiences of all ages to enter the magical world down on the riverbank in The Australian Shakespeare Company’s The Wind In The Willows. Seated on a soft, grassy incline,…

‘The Screwtape Letters’ at Chapel off Chapel

If you have ever considered renouncing goodness and training to become a demon, The Screwtape Letters is a great place to start. Based on The Chronicles of Narnia author C.S. Lewis’s popular satire, it concerns the letters between an elder…

‘The Gathering’ at 45downstairs

Do you have a thing for musicals? Are you feeling nostalgic for a good old house party? Then you need to get yourself down to fortyfivedownstairs and buy a ticket for ‘The Gathering‘. Written by Will Hannagan and Belinda Jenkin,…

‘Reefer Madness: The Musical’ at Chapel Off Chapel

Eighty years ago, an unholy matrimony of Hollywood and a church group begat Reefer Madness, a morality tale dressed as a dramatic film. A dire warning to parents worldwide of the demonic perils of marijuana. It would have faded into…

‘Uncle Vanya’ performed by Red Stitch Theatre Co.

Ah, Chekhov. Where hanging out with your loved ones can become a drag, ending in tears. Where supposed good times are usurped by long-held enmities, grudges, and gossip. In the expert hands of Red Stitch Theatre Company’s Australian premiere of…

‘Rust and Bone’ at La Mama Courthouse

Warning: strong masculine themes. ‘Rust and Bone’, directed by Daniel Clarke, is a violent portrayal of today’s Everyman. Welcome to the testosterone- and adrenaline-induced world of Eddie, James, and Ben. The script, by Caleb Lewis, combines the three men’s stories….