Tag: theatre

‘WE ARE LIGHTNING!’ at North Melbourne Town Hall

It’s challenging to label WE ARE LIGHTNING!.  There is a bit of audience participation. It is part performance, part live music gig.  There is a narrative arc of sorts, and a touch of whimsy. It is also part biographical, a…

‘LOST: 5’ by Illumi-Nation Theatre at the 2017 Poppy Seed Festival

‘An unengaged mind, is an empty mind.’ The world premier of Daniel Keene’s LOST: 5 provided insight into where the mind wanders when there is emptiness or hopelessness. Illumi-Nation Theatre invites audiences to consider homelessness through five distinct monologues. The Rain, Two Shanks,…

‘Bread Crumbs’ at Poppy Seed Theatre Festival 2017

Once upon a time, somewhere in Melbourne, there lived a brother and a sister called Hansel and Gretel right next to a great dark forest. Gretel was a bit of a babe, who knew how to look after herself, and…

‘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…