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Warm up cold nights with winter’s Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Outside, it’s dark, and wet.  A perfect time to come in and get moody, slick, and flamboyant. It’s winter, it’s Melbourne, it’s time for the 9th annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival. Proud co-sponsors The Ron and Marg Dobell were honoured at…

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Circus and dance movement fusion in NICA’s Le Sacre

I have seen the future. Our youth show us where culture is headed and this show gives you a peek into the next step of theatre as cultural expression. The movement is grandiose, skilled, refined, watchable. The students bubble and…

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The Australian Shakespeare Company’s polished Pygmalion delights

Take yourself down to Collins Street for the ultimate romantic and literary entertainment. For the ultimate upper-class-boy-meets-lower-class-girl-love story told in Edwardian costumes. A parable of picking up something in the gutter and polishing it into a jewel.  This famous early…

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The Courtly Arts Renaissance Dancing with the Bard

On a sunny winter’s Sunday, we sat deep in the heart of a high timber-roofed colonial church and were entertained with music and dance from over 500 years past. In their Dancing With The Bard, the Courtly Arts Performers, comprising…

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The Three Deaths of Ebony Black at The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club serves up a wonderful array of shows outside of the festival season throughout the year, and there is one that is currently earning praise in the field of creative theatre. ‘The Three Deaths of Ebony Black’ is…

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Bard To The Bone: 2018 Stratford Shakespeare On The River Festival

In Stratford, on the river Avon, three hours east into Gippsland, an annual cultural offering of all things Shakespearean  casts a magic spell in Shakespeare On The River Festival. This regional event has created an enduring arts legacy for the…

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Modern Malaysian identity in MTC’s Hungry Ghosts

The world premiere MTC Education’s production of Jean Tong’s play, Hungry Ghosts, is a contemporary take on the life of young international students in Australia and the ghosts of homeland identity. Taking recent world events connected to Malaysia, it’s an…

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Geli Raubel – Hitler’s Niece as told on stage

Roll up to Richmond to see some of the 21st century’s most loathsome men tread the boards. Who would have thought you could see such infamous characters within metro Melbourne? After many struggles to get this show up, Globe Players…

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Tandem – Poppy Seed Theatre Festival 2017

Tandem is the brain child of Gravity Dolls circus performer Tarah Carey in collaboration with talented acrobats Tim Rutty and Eleanor Beveridge. The show is an interactive board game come to life where players must attempt physical challenges inspired by…

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Bell Shakespeare’s thrilling Antony and Cleopatra

The colossal tragedy of Roman General Mark Antony and his beloved Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, is modernised in Bell Shakespeare’s latest gift, Antony and Cleopatra. A play contrasting personal passions against the national, the dramatic build of invading armies leads…