Riverside Queerstories Maeve Marsden

Queerstories heads west this Mardi Gras

Sydney’s favourite LGBTQI storytelling night heads west this month as Queerstories heads to Riverside Theatres for a special event as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary celebrations on Friday...
RIOT Lords of Strut - photo by Fiona Morgan

RIOT

From recent events, such as the passing of The Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan to an adaptation of De Profundis, I’ve been thinking about the Emerald Isle. RIOT gave me a snapshot of its current state of mind. It’s...
Neal Cooper as Tristan and Lee Abrahmsen as Isolde - photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Tristan and Isolde

Following the great critical and public success of Tannhäuser and Lohengrin, Melbourne Opera is once again turning its attention to Wagner’s rich repertoire. From 2-10 February, the company will stage the dramatic and pa...
La Mama Dragged - photo by James Raftellis

Dragged

The word “drag” has connotations of a difficult journey, often being moved somewhere against one’s will. In Dragged that somewhere is Stella’s memories. Having collapsed in an anonymous green room, Stella finds herself t...
ACM Nassim Alison Bell - photo by Mark Gambino

Nassim

Nassim is a continuation of the work begun by playwright Nassim Soleimanpour with his enigmatic and popular show, White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Nassim, also begins with a similar enigmatic premise: Each night an actor walks o...
Woodfordia - photo courtesy of Woodford Folk Festival

How folk music went from daggy to cool

Only about a decade ago, any serious young musician in Australia would run a mile from being labelled as “folk”. But among the new beards in the inner city, along with a returned desire for the organic over the urban, th...