Once

Melbourne’s Princess Theatre hosts the Australian Premiere of Once, a musical adaptation of the film written and directed by John Carney. Boasting various awards for its motion picture and Broadway incarnations, I antici...

The Harbinger

Nineteenth century English historian and novelist James Anthony Froude wrote “Fear is the parent of cruelty”. It is an emotion resistant to reason, one able to turn those whom we wish to protect into prisoners. In The Ha...

Kermond Comedy Capers

“Bonza! Bonza!” the Monkey Baa children cried as they dutifully protected the Kermond families’ musical gong that had been passed down for four generations. Yet what is really being protected and passed down to younger g...

Parade

As we walk into the basement space that has become ubiquitous with experiments in theatre, the fog climbs back up the stairs to meet us. It’s a lovely framing device that, along with the bare-branches and swamp moss of t...

The Mother F**ker with the Hat

“Being in love with Veronica – it’s like feeding your love to Godzilla every morning.” Jackie is in love with Veronica. He has loved her since eighth grade. Fast forward two decades and Jackie is fresh out of...

Melbourne Fringe: As You Like It

As You Like It is Shakespeare’s most luminous pastoral, anchored by his most charming creation. Fair Rosalind is by far the playwright’s wittiest female character, and in this regard gives even Falstaff a run for his mon...

Between the Bars

There’s something very special about going to a show in a venue that makes you feel like you’re part of the story. In Between the Bars, a new piece from Sunny Koll about five women in a New York jazz club, we have just t...