Circus Oz Model Citizens - photo by Rob Blackburn

Circus Oz: Model Citizens

Now celebrating its 40th year, Circus Oz is looking slicker and more polished than ever. Its trademark combination of high energy entertainment combined with political commentary remains intact, but this latest productio...
Anthony Gooley, Virginia Gay, Laura Bunting, Matthew Pearce in Calamity Jane - photo by John McRae

Calamity Jane

Big, bold, brash and brassy, this exuberant re-imagining of the 1950’s cult film, which starred Doris Day as Calamity Jane, hits the bull’s eye in every department. The deceptively rough-and- ready presentation, disguise...
QL2 TWO ZERO - photo by Lorna Sim

Two Zero

Quantum Leap, the performing section of QL2 Dance, celebrated its 20th year, with an impressive program of new and revisited works. Three of the works were remounts from previous programs, and five were specially created...
Lab Kelpie Oil Babies - photo by Lachlan Woods

Oil Babies

Oil and babies. There’s talk of both, in abundance, in this rich and fascinating play. Three friends contemplate the history of the dinosaurs and ephemeral nature of human existence. They also contemplate how bloody good...
OA The Turk in Italy - photo by Keith Saunders

The Turk in Italy

As you watch this production of The Turk in Italy, you have to wonder why this opera, written when the composer was only 23, is so rarely performed. Though the music may not be as memorable as some of Rossini’s other ope...
45DS Sneakyville - photo by Sarah Walker

Sneakyville

Whether or not the ‘Summer of Love’ was an aberration or part of a larger countercultural surge, the innocence and optimism of the 1960s came to a brutal end at 10050 Cielo Drive. At that address in Los Angel...
Point of No Return - photo by Imran Abul Kashem (Westend Photography)

Point of No Return

I was fortunate enough to see an early iteration of Point of No Return in 2014. What’s wonderful about this production is seeing how the text and performances have developed. The play is based on a real detention facilit...
MT The Judas Kiss Chris Baldock (Oscar Wilde) and Patrick Galen-Mules (Robert Ross)

The Judas Kiss

Mockingbird Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Chris Baldock, is the latest theatre company to emerge on Canberra’s burgeoning theatrical landscape. The choice of David Hare’s play, The Judas Kiss, for its...