The Butterfly Club Mikelangelo and Anushka SIBLINGS

Mikelangelo & Anushka: Siblings

There are times when something you like is lessened by just being stretched too far. This applies somewhat to Siblings, the latest collaboration between musical Melbourne natives Mikelangelo and younger sister Anushka. T...
The Fabulous Singlettes AAR

The Fabulous Singlettes

For around thirty years, Aussie trio, The Fabulous Singlettes – Naomi Eyers, Melissa Langton, and Diane Dixon – have graced international stages and tv screens. Particularly known for celebrating the music of...
Australian Dance Party In a Flash - photo by Lorna Sim

In a Flash

Building on its admirable policy of commissioning professional dance makers to create a work in response to a current major exhibition, The National Portrait Gallery commissioned a second work from Canberra choreographer...
Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris and Bryan Brown star in Sweet Country - courtesy of Transmission Films

Sweet Country

The Australian film industry is in safe hands if director Warwick Thornton continues to produce fine works like this one. Billed as a classic western it surpasses the stereotypical good and evil plot line to expose the r...
Malthouse Theatre Picnic at Hanging Rock - photo by Pia Johnson

Picnic at Hanging Rock

The horror seems to come once the play begins, but its uneasy tendrils work their way in even as the audience make their way into the space. Zoë Atkinson’s awkwardly-angled set, a dark trapezoid, is a shape that never se...
Phillip Lee Curtis Ego Jacket AAR

Ego Jacket

Ego Jacket’s rock cabaret attempts to describe Phillip Lee Curtis’ relationship with his own ego – a tumultuous one, to be sure, as recent times have seen Curtis undergo more than a few life changes. Curtis describ...
RSAT Hir Belinda McClory and Harvey Kaska Zielinski - photo by Teresa Noble

Hir

There’s something of a Trojan horse about Hir – showing the audience one thing, but underneath doing something completely different. There’s a frenetic exterior. Isaac has returned home from serving in the military...
La Mama La Nonna - photo by Robert Smith

La Nonna

Italy’s flavoursome gifts to the world include drinks like the Aperol Spritz. You’ll find the same easy-going frivolity with a little bite in La Nonna. La Nonna wants to feed the spirit and (for a few audience members) t...