Category: culture

Beyond Cinema presents – The Blind Barber

Beyond Cinema are the story tellers, fantasy creators, and film lovers — known to bring immersive and cinematic journeys. The Plus Ones were invited to enjoy their latest experience — The Blind Barber: a full blown Prohibition-themed pop-up party in a mystery…

BUTTERED: Aussie Chard Fest

Chardonnay is a grape variety with a somewhat daggy reputation among serious oenophiles. But, fear not!  BUTTERED: Aussie Chard Fest was a wine festival that didn’t take itself too seriously. The folks at Handpicked Wines, well aware of the bad…

‘Fangirls’ at Belvoir

Fangirls makes me want to scream my head off and tell everyone to go watch Fangirls. It’s an absolute spectacle filled with always loveable and sometimes frustrating characters, with a pounding urgency that makes its two and a half running…

‘Slaughterhouse’ at Belvoir

Something is wrong. As ominous as an abattoir conveyor belt, the successive monologues in Slaughterhouse inch us closer to an inevitable end. Here, that end seems mostly about finding out what’s happened at a corporate rooftop party, which has turned out…

Gin Palooza Is Back (Hallelujah Amen) – The Plus Ones Sydney

Once the beverage of choice of Grannies and unwed Aunts, gin has been re-embraced by the public. Big time. If you’re a fellow gin lover, rejoice. From 21 – 24 November Gin Palooza returns to Sydney’s majestic Paddington Town Hall…

Much Ado About Nothing Review

We were curious as to why Bell Shakespeare Director James Evans chose to open his new production of the comedy Much Ado About Nothing with the climax scene – a blissful double wedding with “all’s well that ends well”. Not until…

‘Towards Zero’ by Agatha Christie at Genesian Theatre

No Agatha Christie play ever falls short, but Towards Zero at Genesian Theatre Company, directed by Pamela Whalan, is a suave theatrical delight. The first half was given the leisure of time to slowly set the mechanics of plot and…

Hair – 50th anniversary tour at the Opera House

There’s nothing quite like the Sydney Opera House throwing a birthday party for a musical. And on Thursday night, that’s exactly what they did to celebrate the 50th anniversary tour of the 1960s rock musical Hair (3 – 6 October). Wading…

Shock Factor Overload – Titus Andronicus Review

Wow! I’m loathe to say much more than that about Bell Shakespeare’s new production of Titus Andronicus, for fear of ruining the impact director Adena Jacobs is obviously going for. Artistic Director Peter Evans excitedly calls it a “boldly experimental…

Madama Butterfly Review

Voted to be the most popular opera of all time, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly has hit the Opera House in a style and on a scale as never before. Director Graeme Murphy’s contemporary take on the timeless classic marries stunning vocals…