Tag: Richmond

‘Flesh Eating Tiger’ at The Owl & Cat Theatre

Hey there, ‘Flesh Eating Tiger’. You’re one wild beast. You’re a wonderful new piece of writing. You’re a drama, a comedy, a farce, a commentary on both relationships and the hypocrisies of theatre. But mostly, you’re a little bit psychotic. ‘Flesh…

Good Beer Week: Mt. View Hotel Meet the Beer Series

Mt. View Hotel‘s rooftop bar has some of the best city views in Melbourne, a jaunty carnival-like atmosphere with its food truck-esque bar and fairy lights, and this week, they have jumped on the Good Beer Week wagon for the…

‘The Boys Club’ at The Owl & Cat Theatre

The Owl and Cat Theatre’s second season of 2016 starts this week with the first of a seven-play run, ‘The Boys Club’.  Under the new vision of artistic director Thomas Ian Doyle, the season promises to be bring us theatrical…

City Calm Down at the Corner Hotel

It has been about six months since I saw City Calm Down perform live at Howler in the People’s Republic of Brunswick. The band takes the stage and acknowledges how much they appreciate performing before their ‘home audience’ in Melbourne….

‘The Winners’ at The Owl and Cat Theatre

Last Sunday was Valentine’s Day and what better way to spend it than to grab a hot date and take them to a show at The Owl and Cat Theatre, a small independent stage tucked into the back of a…

Tinderbox at the Owl and Cat

Tinderbox is an outstanding play, let me get that out of the way. Still, after little more than an hour duration, the audience met the closing scene with scattered applause. I can explain – I was too stunned to react,…

El Atino & Co.: Richmond’s new Latin destination

El Atino brings a burst of Latin flavours to Richmond. This bright new venue is simultaneously a café, store, and aspiring cooking school. On a sunny Melbourne evening, my plus one and I were delighted to experience a glimpse of…

‘Foreign Bodies’: sex and journalism in Mumbai

If you like your plays dark, intimate, confronting and dramatic, Sly Rat Theatre’s ‘Foreign Bodies’ will be right up your alley. It’s the much-anticipated Australian premiere of Melbourne playwright Andy Harmsen and directed by award-winning Mockingbird Theatre Artistic Director Chris Baldock, in Richmond’s quirky The…

‘Bordello’: three levels of theatrical exploration

We didn’t know what to expect from ‘Bordello‘ – but the brief description of exploring a three-level brothel to uncover a story of intrigue piqued our interest. The first impression on walking into a smoky bare room, cordoned off with ‘do not…

Tkay Maidza: best live act in Melbourne-slash-the-world

I’m gonna start off this review with my biggest statement ever: Tkay Maidza is probably the best live act I’ve seen since I watched Beyoncé and Jay-Z perform. If you know how much I worship Beyonce, you’ll know that this…