La Mama Courage To Kill photo by Jeff Busby

Courage to Kill

Has Scandinavian culture had any hotter time since that of the Vikings? A big part of this is due to a particular slant on crime fiction. From Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy of books demanding Hollywood film adaptati...
Einstein Master or the Universe

Einstein: Master of the Universe

Good writing, whether literary or scientific, tends follow the principle that everything present has a purpose. More regard for this idea will make Einstein: Master of the Universe a tighter show, and hopefully put it on...
Judith Lanigan Clownland

Clownland by Judith Lanigan

The term Clownland conjures up images and a landscape at an almost mythological level, and indeed clowns are legendary creatures in their own right. Many are undeniably afraid of the concept of ‘Clown’, wheth...
Opera Australia Carmen 2016

Carmen

One of the most popular operas in the contemporary operatic repertoire, Georges Bizet’s Carmen offers tantalizing challenges to directors looking for fresh ways to interpret it. Among the more intriguing and successful w...
Bare Naked Theatre 448 Psychosis Alisha Eddy

4:48 Psychosis

Shortly after the performance of 4:48 Psychosis, I commented “That was good to see”. My guest sighed, “Ok, but it would also have been good to hear.” A sporadic lack of vocal projection over the air-conditioning noise &#...
Circus Oz Ensemble 2016 photo by Rob Blackburn

Circus Oz: TWENTYSIXTEEN

Following a Victorian regional tour and a series of shows in Brazil, Circus Oz have returned home and settled back into Birrarung Marr on the banks of the Yarra for their annual Melbourne Big Top season with their latest...
NGV Edgar Degas, In a cafe The Absinthe drinker

Degas – A New Vision

This winter, the National Gallery of Victoria presents the largest collection of works by Edgar Degas exhibited in Australia, with Degas – A New Vision. The exhibition, curated by Degas expert, and admirer, Henri L...