Geraldine Turner

Geraldine Turner – Turner’s Turn

If you subscribe to the idea that you should leave a cabaret performance knowing more about the performer than when you went in, then Turner’s Turn ticks all the boxes. Turner has the history, and among her accomplishmen...
Hissy Fit photo by Lucy Parakhina

Hissy Fit: I might blow up someday

Hissy Fit is live, experimental performance art. Far from your mainstage musicals and plays, the show challenges you in its meaning making and surprises you in its performance choices. Rock band meets bra-burning feminis...
Rhonda Burchmore

Rhonda Burchmore – Broadway Baby

It’s important in intimate cabaret to have a few runs on the board and a good backstory. Rhonda Burchmore has both in spades. She’s done it all. One of Australia’s most enduring entertainers, she’s shared the boards with...

Masquerade

The most difficult and awkward reviews to write are for those shows that leave you feeling that they haven’t been able to realise their promise. Regrettably, technical difficulties in the first act of the opening night o...
Red Stitch Actors Theatre Olga Makeeva and Edward Orton in Jurassica photo by Jodie Huntchinson

Jurassica

From the Jurassic to our own Anthropocene epoch, environmental pressures push all life towards adapting to survive. Sometimes that means getting better at blending in. Migrants to Australia, starting from that first non-...
Melbourne Festival Strut & Fret Limbo

Melbourne Festival: Limbo

These days, arts festivals appreciate the variety and accessibility that a circus-based show can add to a program. In Limbo, Melbourne Festival 2015 has picked a ripper; one with the familiar propelled to extremes, and d...
EDC Carmen Sweet

Carmen Sweet

Originally created by Natalie Weir for a gala performance with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Carmen Sweet has been reworked by Weir into a perfect vehicle for Expressions Dance Company. In terms of Weir’s mission wh...
Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games

Lord of the Dance – Dangerous Games

Michael Flatley may not have been in the Canberra Theatre in person for the opening of the latest version of his dance show, but he was there in hologram form dancing with his son, Michael St James Flatley, in a filmed s...