Tag: theatre

‘Rooman’ by Fleur Elise Noble at Arts House

From the creative powerhouse behind 2D Life of Her, Fleur Elise Noble, Rooman is the breathtakingly beautiful yet heart-wrenching tale of a girl who fatefully encounters a half-man-half-kangaroo one night in her dreams… and falls in love. As I enter…

‘The Memory of Water’ at Chapel Off Chapel

How do our memories construct our identities? Can someone else’s memories have an impact on our life? In The Memory of Water, one of the characters states that water retains an object’s properties even after the object has been removed….

‘The Commune’ by Bitten By Productions

Like any good thriller, The Commune immediately introduces tension and a hook.  Stone, who now calls himself Joe after running away from the hippie commune is back for Brook’s funeral, his mother.  No one will tell him how she died….

The Butterfly Club’s 2017 Summer Program: The Plus Ones’ picks

The ever charismatic and entertaining director Simone Pulga once again invited The Plus Ones to the The Butterfly Club’s curated summer 2017-18 program, with matching cocktails.  One of our perennial favourites in the independent arts space, there is much to…

Overlook Café-Bar at the Astor Theatre

The Astor is making a mark on the local art deco bar-cafe scene with the launch of the Overlook café-bar. If the name does not send shivers down your spine then you’ve probably never had the pleasure of watching the…

The Carnival of Lost Souls

Traditionally Australians don’t celebrate Halloween. Culturally though, we are a society that takes up any excuse to dress up, have some drinks and a really good time. With this in mind, it’s little wonder that so many Halloween styled shows…

‘Germinal’ at the Melbourne Festival

Performers Halory Goerger,  Antoine Defoort, Beatriz Setien and Arnaud Boulogn create a world from scratch. For 120 minutes witness the creation of Germinal. This show works in baby steps. Creating a universe is difficult and not always achieved on the…

‘Under Siege’ at Melbourne Festival

The epic masterpiece Under Siege is the perfect introduction to this year’s Melbourne Festival. Yang Liping’s operatic retelling of Farewell My Concubine is the culmination of a millennia of Chinese culture. A total of twenty-two dancers, musicians, and a paper…

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez at Melbourne Fringe

Glamorous and boldly unconventional, Lola Martinez was the 19th centuries wildest showgirl.  The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez  is a reimagining of a life rich in adventure and controversy. Courtesan and countess, dancer and actress.  Lola lived a life of…

Melbourne Festival – The Plus Ones’ guide to the must-see events

It’s time to get inspired: the Melbourne Festival brings the opportunity to connect with art, people, and ideas. Running from 4-22 October 2017, the festival has something in store for everyone. Be it dance, theatre, music, visual arts or multimedia…