Tag: theatre

Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls Melbourne

A magical journey in ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’

  The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, by Meg Miroshnik, is a unique and enchanting play. A misty haze looms over the dark and mysterious set of this new production by Boutique Theatre. The superbly directed production by Elizabeth Millington…

My Fair Lady Melbourne Regent's Theatre

‘My Fair Lady’ at the Regent Theatre

My Fair Lady is a beautiful spectacle with delicious costumes, exquisite sets, and amazing actors who bring the stage adaption of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion to vivid life. It is the sixtieth anniversary of the musical, first performed on Broadway…

Spencer: Portrait of a dysfunctional Australian family

Playwright and author Katy Warner has become quite a force in the Australian theatre seen since her 2013 breakout year, winning a Best Emerging Writer award at Melbourne Fringe, and collecting further accolades since. Her new work ‘Spencer’ is another…

Away Malthouse Theatre Melbourne

‘Away’ at Malthouse Theatre

I was still trying to wrap my head around Away as I exited the Malthouse Theatre. The Australian classic doesn’t provide easy answers, but it gives audience members plenty to think about. The play takes place in the summer of…

Q44 Theatre presents: Hurlyburly

A powerhouse performance of verbal dexterity and high energy saw independent stalwarts Q44 Theatre punch out David Rabe’s powerful 1985 play, Hurlyburly. About a group of four men, casting agents in LA, this play takes us into the soul-destroying miasma…

Cabaret Melbourne

‘Cabaret’ at Athenaeum Theatre

‘Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!’ The musical Cabaret brings a taste of Berlin to Melbourne. First produced on Broadway in 1966 and set in Germany on the eve of the Nazi party’s rise to power, the show’s themes still reverberate in today’s…

Toyer North of Eight theatre

‘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)…

'Ménage à Trois' cabaret burlesque Melbourne

‘Ménage à Trois’ cabaret and burlesque show

‘Ménage à Trois‘ was my first experience of vaudeville cabaret in Melbourne and it will not be my last. Performed at the extravagant yet intimate Speakeasy HQ on Flinders Street, I felt like I was becoming part of the set for the…

Three Little Words Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company’s play ‘Three Little Words’

Melbourne Theatre Company’s Three Little Words plays to its audience demographic. On opening night the theatre was packed and the applause were lengthy for the world premiere of Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play. Murray-Smith is a Melbourne-based playwright and no stranger…

Richard III Bell Shakespeare Melbourne

Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III – a total triumph

Kate Mulvaney gives us a Richard unlike any seen before in the world in Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III. (And that’s not just because it’s a woman playing a man.) In a marathon effort of physical and psychological dexterity, including a…