Category: culture

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…

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Herstory: Burlesque at Factory Theatre

Australia’s uncrowned ‘Queen of Burlesque’, Imogen Kelly, brought her hit sexual satire, Herstory – Leading Ladies, to the Factory Theatre for two nights only on June 14th and 15th. Billed as a ‘romp with pomp through some of history’s most…

Soultrap Revue: Burlesque

Soultrap is a slinky, underground bar on Devonshire Street, Surry Hills. Once a month, they clear the tables to make room for a variety of scantily clad, feathered-and-sequined burlesque dancers. While I missed most of the whole first act while…

À Ố Làng Phố

À Ố Làng Phố Vietnamese Circus at Sydney Opera House

À Ố Làng Phố, a new show by the Vietnamese circus company Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam is on at the Sydney Opera House from 12 – 15 June 2019. Directed by the company’s co-founder, former Cirque du Soleil performer and choreographer…

Review of Prima Facie #MeToo

Bare stage, one woman, 90 minutes. If that doesn’t sound like the recipe for a gripping night of theatre, you haven’t seen Prima Facie, winner of the 2018 Griffin Award. Writer, director and actor are a fear-inspiring female force times…

Sydney Comedy Festival 2019: The Game is Afoot

In my experience, improv can go really well or, not so well. And so when, on a whim, I decided to go and see The Game is Afoot! An Improvised Sherlock Holmes Mystery, I tried to keep my expectations in…

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The Australian Book Industry Awards 2019

There’s nothing quite like the glitz and glamour of an awards ceremony, and the ABIA awards had all the vital ingredients you might expect from the Oscars or the Grammys. The red carpet was rolled out at the Grand Ballroom…

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Tacos ‘N Tequila!

Dawes Point, The Rocks played host to Australia’s first Cinco de Mayo food festival, Tacos N Tequila, celebrating authentic Mexican street food with a stunning view. On offer on its opening night was authentic Mexican culinary options as well as America-Mexican fusion….

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Sydney Comedy Festival: Arj Barker – We Need to Talk

Opening for the night was Joel Ozborn, self-confessed friend and fan of Arj Barker’s. Just back from touring in America with Arj, Joel treated the audience to insightful material about seeing America through the eyes of an Aussie. His timing…

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St Ali – Sydney’s newest, coolest artist

You know the art gallery launch is going to be good with the artist has a PR agency. St Ali stormed onto the Sydney art scene with the second series of his inaugural art collection. ‘Art is what passion looks…