Tag: theatre

The Road to Woodstock: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan in song

‘The Road to Woodstock’ is a four-person musical journey through the life of folk singer Joan Baez during the 1960s, when she was a prominent activist through her music. Joan Baez has long been one of my favourite musicians, so…

Meme Girls at the Malthouse Theatre

Meme Girls, the brainchild of Ash Flanders, Stephen Nicolazzo, and Marion Potts, is an all-singing sensational adventure through the best (and very worst) of the beauty that is the viral side of YouTube. I’ll admit to not grasping every reference, but…

‘Do You Speak Chinese’ at the Malthouse Theatre

I wandered into ‘Do You Speak Chinese’ with no assumptions about what I was going to experience. I knew it was a piece about identity and heritage, and I’d made some predictions about dance styles that I might witness… What…

‘Nothing To Lose’ at the Malthouse Theatre

Fat people are awesome. Fat bodies are awesome. Fat babes dancing on stage? Breathtaking! I have followed the production of Force Majeure’s ‘Nothing To Lose‘ in the lead up to its launch at the Sydney Festival last year, where it…

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Best of the Fest

Enter The Plus Ones’ Ultimate Comedy Festival Giveaway! This year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival is almost upon us once again. With over 500 shows and close to 150 different venues and rooms, choosing the right shows to fit your bill of…

Lion King Melbourne

I was 10 years old when I first watched ‘The Lion King‘ and 19 when the ‘The Lion King’ last came to Melbourne. I missed out that time but I wasn’t going to make the same mistake again. As a…

Blak Cabaret at Malthouse Theatre

An Aboriginal cabaret show under the stars – what a unique way to spend a night. Malthouse Theatre’s outdoor courtyard plays host to Blak Cabaret, a mélange of music and drag, pathos interspersed with comedy. The overarching plotline centres around…

45 Downstairs – Melbourne’s Underground Theatre

45 Downstairs is underground theatre, literally and culturally. The underground space has added to the cultural hotspot that is the Exhibition St end of Flinders Lane for many years now and as a guest I always enjoy the descent down several flights of stairs,…

“As You Like It” with the Australian Shakespeare Company

“As You Like It” takes over the Royal Botanical Gardens, transporting you to a magical land where everyone speaks in Shakespearean English and the woman-dressed-as-man-seducing-a-man ends up happily ever after with her confused consort. The Australian Shakespeare Company is deft…

Caribbean Pirates

The Australian Shakespeare Company is putting on a series of family friendly shows over the summer. The ‘The Wind In The Willows‘, ‘As You Like It‘, and ‘Alice In Never Neverland‘ are being held in the splendid surrounds of the Royal…