Category: culture

Review of ‘Carmen’

The return of John Bell’s 2016 production of Carmen for Opera Australia is a welcome dose of heat in this summer that has not yet arrived. Bizet’s Carmen, even in its’ traditional form, is a risqué story. As if casual…

La Bohème Review

La Bohème is back! In a revival of one of Opera Australia’s most popular productions, with some of its’ biggest stars returning to their acclaimed roles, it is sure to be a hit once again.   The story of La…

Icebergs Terrace x Ketel One Botanical

Summer in Sydney – Icebergs Terrace x Ketel One Botanical

There’s a hot new spot for drinks in Bondi this summer, with views to die for, and an incredible and exclusive new range of drinks. The Plus Ones were invited to the official opening of the Icebergs Terrace, which was…

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…