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The Three Deaths of Ebony Black at The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club serves up a wonderful array of shows outside of the festival season throughout the year, and there is one that is currently earning praise in the field of creative theatre. ‘The Three Deaths of Ebony Black’ is…

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Bard To The Bone: 2018 Stratford Shakespeare On The River Festival

In Stratford, on the river Avon, three hours east into Gippsland, an annual cultural offering of all things Shakespearean  casts a magic spell in Shakespeare On The River Festival. This regional event has created an enduring arts legacy for the…

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Modern Malaysian identity in MTC’s Hungry Ghosts

The world premiere MTC Education’s production of Jean Tong’s play, Hungry Ghosts, is a contemporary take on the life of young international students in Australia and the ghosts of homeland identity. Taking recent world events connected to Malaysia, it’s an…

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Geli Raubel – Hitler’s Niece as told on stage

Roll up to Richmond to see some of the 21st century’s most loathsome men tread the boards. Who would have thought you could see such infamous characters within metro Melbourne? After many struggles to get this show up, Globe Players…

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Bell Shakespeare’s thrilling Antony and Cleopatra

The colossal tragedy of Roman General Mark Antony and his beloved Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, is modernised in Bell Shakespeare’s latest gift, Antony and Cleopatra. A play contrasting personal passions against the national, the dramatic build of invading armies leads…

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Fleabag

Fleabag is my personal pick of the Melbourne International Comedy Fest 2018.  I’d been trying to see this one-woman play by English actress, writer, playwright, and director Phoebe Waller-Bridge well before its Australian debut this year, having come across the …

The Magic Pudding – The Opera

The Magic Pudding – The Opera returns to Melbourne just in time to commemorate 100th anniversary of a timeless fair dinkum Aussie classic fairy tale. Commissioned in 2013, composer Calvin Bowman, librettist Anna Goldsworthy, and director Cameron Menzies deliver an…

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Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music’ at the National Theatre

It is hard to argue the stature of Stephen Sondheim as the greatest composer and lyricist in American musical theatre. His romantic tour-de-force A Little Night Music had its Broadway debut in 1973, and has been a perennial choice for…

‘How the West Was Improvised’ with Impro Melbourne

Get on the saddle for a captivating romp through the Old West in Impro Melbourne‘s long-form improvised black comedy spectacle, ‘How the West Was Improvised’. The scenes develop organically with players adeptly crafting, responding — and when necessary savagely (and…

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Mikelangelo & Anushka: Cabaret-with-a-capital-C

Back in November, at the launch of Summer Program, The Butterfly’s Club director Simone raved about cabaret royalty brother and sister Mikelangelo & Anushka. Not one to let an insider tip like this unheeded, I brought a plus one along…