Mirror Image

There is something very inspiring in the sight of doyen of Australian contemporary dance, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman still performing and choreographing in her 80th year. Martha Graham did it, so did Ruth St.Denis. There m...

They’re Playing Our Song

This charming little musical, written by Neil Simon and purportedly based on the real-life relationship of composer, Marvin Hamlish and lyricist, Carole Bayer Sager, scored a huge success in Australia in the 1980’s when ...

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers, playwright Willy Russell’s only musical, was originally written as a school play before transferring to the West End, where it won an Olivier Award for best musical and ran in various revivals for a stagg...

EMPIRE

For whatever reason, I missed the Melbourne season of Empire in 2013 and have had to endure plenty of slights over the past 12 months from friends who has seen it play to sell-out seasons throughout Australia. While Aust...

Madama Butterfly

Despite a weather forecast to the contrary, Sydney turned on one of its balmiest autumn nights for the media preview of this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. This exquisite new production of Madama Butterfly has bee...

The Judas Kiss

David Hare’s acclaimed drama The Judas Kiss presents two pivotal moments on the path of Oscar Wilde’s destruction: the day he decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night, after his release...

The Long Pigs

Clowning in Australia has certainly changed since the days where a trip to the ‘big top’ or festival meant encountering a clown in baggy pants, a silly hat and a big red nose. Not the clowns in The Long Pigs ...