Tag: theatre

Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market

July recap: our favourite events

A pop-up night market in a hidden laneway. A band named ‘Sex on Toast’. And a theatre performance that will leave you needing an entire packet of tissues. These are a few of the best events we went to in…

Hamlet

Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’

If ever there were a tragedy that delivered some of the best scenes in comedy, Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ would be it. Characters swing from spritely jubilation to sinister deeds, from spurious love-ramblings to savage outbursts. Director Damien Ryan immediately sets us…

‘Swipe Right’ at The Butterfly Club

‘Swipe Right’, as the title suggests, is a hilarious take on the modern art of interaction, dating, and our heavy reliance on devices that aid us in doing so. Dealing primarily with the pursuit of intimacy in the modern age,…

West Side Story

West Side Story at The Arts Centre

You know the story, you’re all too aware of who feels pretty, but it’s unlikely you’ve experienced West Side Story in all of its flamboyant Broadway goodness. Gale Edwards’ new production of the musical opened at the Arts Centre on…

Melbourne Theatre Company’s play ‘SHIT’

“They have shit, and we have shit. It’s all just different shit.” ‘SHIT’ is Dee & Cornelius’ contribution to the Neon Festival of Independent Theatre, an event where five companies get to present their own work as they want.  …

The Rocky Horror Show: the musical

My plus one and I were excited to pull on our fishnets and head out for an evening of sexy entertainment at The Rocky Horror Show. The fun, high energy production at the Comedy Theatre delivered the goods on opening…

‘Anything Goes’ the musical

Full disclosure: I was in the musical ‘Anything Goes’ in high school. So when I found out it was coming to Melbourne I couldn’t believe my luck. It’s not one of the more well-known musicals, like Les Mis or even…

The Plus Ones’ Favourite Events of May 2015

May 2015 was filled to the max with art, tea, and shenanigans with fairies. You know, the kind of month that makes you realise all over again why you love living in Melbourne. Here are some of The Plus Ones’ highlights:…

‘Dreamgirls’ the musical at Chapel Off Chapel

It’s been 24 hours, and I’m still humming away my happy memories of watching the opening night of ‘Dreamgirls‘ at Chapel Off Chapel. ‘Dreamgirls’ is known best as the 2006 film with Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson, but is based on the Tony…