Tag: theatre

‘Dogfight’ at Chapel off Chapel

It is 1963, a group of U.S. marines, barely out of their teens, are ready to conquer the world. President Kennedy is sending them to Okinawa, and from there to a little country close to India they can barely pronounce…

‘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…

Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Hark! What cast through yonder curtain breaks? ‘Tis Bell Shakespeare come to bring their tale of star-cross’d lovers to Melbourne in ‘Romeo and Juliet‘. In this, the 400th anniversary year of the Bard’s death, it is fitting to get to…

Next Wave Festival 2016: The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Next Wave is an experimental festival that is unique to Melbourne, running 5 –22 May. Occurring every two years it’s almost a month of performances, dance, art installations, photography and experiences that will get you thinking. With 37 projects…

Hallelujah! ‘Violet’ hits Chapel Off Chapel

Musical lovers of Melbourne, your prayers have been answered! Originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1997 and re-opened on Broadway in 2014, the feisty musical ‘Violet’ is now in Australia and has swept up some of the most significant awards at Sydney…

‘Eleanor’s Story’ at Chapel Off Chapel

As a historian I have a slightly morbid interest in life during Nazi Germany. When the opportunity to see ‘Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany‘ at Chapel Off Chapel landed in my inbox, I leapt at the chance….

‘Breaking the Cage’ at The Owl and Cat

It was a 39 degrees autumn scorcher as we were venturing down to the ever-quirky The Owl and Cat for the premiere night of their brand new production Breaking the Cage. The air was extremely thick on the East Brunswick tram, which seemingly…

You’ve seen Shakespeare’s Bottom, now see Alan’s

You could kick off your night  in no better way than to listen in on the daft rumination of Nick Bottom, a minor character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as portrayed by Melbourne comic actor Alan Lovett in  ‘Bottom’s Dream’….

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at The Malthouse Theatre

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ is…. brilliant. My plus one and I were so pleased to attend the opening night performance at the Malthouse Theatre. Jonny Donahoe spins tragedy into comedy and reminds us of the simple things that make life worth living….