Arts House The Chat photo by Bryony Jackson

The Chat

Here in 2052, the parole system seeks to surpass flawed earlier approaches that made recidivism so common. In a process known as the ‘The Chat’, parole officer and offender swap roles. The insight shown by an...
Bangarra Dance Theatre - Nyapanyapa, OUR land people stories by Jhuny-Boy Borja

OUR land people stories

Fresh from its success dominating the dance section of the 2016 Helpmann Awards, Bangarra Dance Theatre presented its newest program, OUR land people stories in the Canberra Theatre, where its long and loyal association ...
OA Simon Boccanegra photo by Branco Gaica

Simon Boccanegra

Because of its convoluted libretto dramatising aspects of 14th century Genoese history to reflect the political turmoil surrounding the unification of Italy occurring at the time Verdi was writing Simon Boccanegra, its r...
Boutique Theatre Abigail 1702 Pat Moonie photo by Rebekah Kamsky

Abigail/1702

History shows that an excess of religious fervour can have less-than-virtuous results. A prime example is the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. There, a fanatical pursuit of those thought to serve the Devil caus...
Singin' in the Rain photo by Jeff Busby

Singin’ in the Rain

Is there anyone out there who still hasn’t seen the practically perfect Gene Kelly / Debbie Reynolds / Donald O’Connor film of Singin’ in the Rain? Or maybe you saw David Atkin’s masterful stage reconstruction of t...
Melbourne Ballet Company Divenire Zealots

Melbourne Ballet Company: Divenire

Though it’s been established for 10 years, and its Resident Choreographer, Simon Hoy, is a former Canberran, this is the first visit by the Melbourne Ballet Company to the Canberra region. To introduce his company of ten...
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...