Tag: theatre

The Big West Festival 2015

It’s always a bit strange attending something you’ve never heard of before. When The Plus Ones gave me the opportunity to cover this year’s Big West Festival, I wasn’t sure what I’d see, but I was given a fascinating and entertaining…

‘Gin Sister’ at the Poppy Seed Festival

Welcome to the intoxicated world of bad relationships, narcissistic women, and giant leopards. ‘Gin Sister’ is a devised theatre piece that explores the many alcohol-induced situations that women find themselves in. Enjoy reckless, cheeky and drunken dancing as Trades Hall’s…

‘When I Grow Up’ cabaret at The Butterfly Club

‘When I Grow Up‘  is the solo cabaret debut from local talent Anne Gasko, an easy and upbeat blend of stand-up, storytelling, and song. Anne brings the audience along on a journey from her childhood to the realities of a…

Comma Sutra at The Butterfly Club

When I agreed to go see ‘Comma Sutra’ on Friday night, I didn’t consider just how much pressure there would be to write a grammatically perfect review on a self-confessed grammar nazi’s comedy/cabaret show. And pressure makes commas go astray. So…

The Yellow Wave

Warning – you will be in tears of laughter for large parts of this play. I won’t lie to you, I lost my shit at the team’s re-enactment of the landing of the ‘Mongol’ hordes. It is so many levels…

Project Hysteria at the Poppy Seed Festival

Walking in to the theatre in the old Trades Hall building in Carlton and seeing the striking set for the Project Hysteria production of the plays ‘Pretty Trap’ and ‘Interior: Panic’, my plus one and I knew we wouldn’t be disappointed. Tennessee Williams…

City of Angels: detective novel-style kitsch and catchy tunes

Life Like Company has created a dazzling production of Cy Coleman’s film noir-style musical, ‘City of Angels’, now playing at Arts Centre Melbourne. With phenomenal singing and superb comedic timing, the show’s nuanced irony and double entendres will have you…

Someone Like Thomas Banks: a journey to selfhood

‘Someone like Thomas Banks’ is a warm, personal show that takes you on ride into the travails of becoming your own self despite the challenge of physical disability and sexual difference. Prepare to be welcomed into a very lively personal…

‘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…

Never Date a Songwriter

Exposing the humor in heartbreak and falling in love, ‘Never Date A Songwriter‘ is an evening well spent. Avoiding the cliché, Shanon Whitelock managed to find and share the obscure moments of dating and relationships that we all seem to…