Preludes and Nocturnes

Preludes and Nocturnes

It’s only a consequence of where I’m seated – at the end of a bench near shelves pushed to the sides of Hares and Hyenas to make room for a performance space – that lets me see the layers working back through the s...
MF19 Orpheus - photo by Kate Baker

Orpheus

What sets Midsumma apart from other LGBTIQ+ Festivals throughout the country is the diverse art forms on offer. From theatre to visual arts to cabaret and, in the vase of the Forest Collective’s Orpheus – a hybrid ...
Opera Australia Wozzeck - photo by Keith Saunders

Wozzeck

William Kentridge’s stunning interpretation of Alban Berg’s 1925 expressionist opera Wozzeck, with his desolate charcoal animations superimposed over a huge rough wooden setting, caused a sensation when it was first seen...
AH Third Nature Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai

Third Nature

Classical Indian dancers Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai take the audience on a sensual, playful and intimate journey. They represent a place where western ideas of otherness do not exist. “India [is] remembering who it...
MF19 Dolly Diamond in Parton Me - photo by Jeevs AAR

Dolly Diamond in Parton Me

Melbourne’s queen of cabaret has done it again! Lending her husky voice to her favourite Dolly Parton songs, she’s created another fabulous show. It covered a good balance Parton’s extensive song repertoire from toe-tapp...
Red Stitch Marcus McKenzie and Olivia Monticciolo star in Sweet Phoebe - photo by Teresa Noble photography

Sweet Phoebe

Sweet Phoebe tells the story of Helen (Olivia Monticciolo) and Frazer (Marcus McKenzie) and their dog, Phoebe. When Phoebe gets loose and gets lost, Helen and Frazer’s happiness takes a tumble and their relationship soon...
AAR The Miss Behave Gameshow

The Miss Behave Gameshow

Honed during an eighteen month stint in Las Vegas, then the Edinburgh Festival, and last year at the Sydney Opera Show, The Miss Behave Gameshow delivers exactly what it promises – a riotous hour of audience partic...
Lab Kelpie Become The One Chris Asimo and Henry Strand - photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Become The One

The set for Become the One – a smallish area of some would-be furniture placed on a rug in the middle of the large Gasworks space – resembles an island rather than a living room. Indeed, isolation is one of t...