Iron Lung 'night Mother photo Pia Johnson

‘night, Mother

Whether it was in the performance, particularly in the final moments – Thelma’s (Caroline Lee) grief, visceral, her body twisting from guilt and the loss of her daughter, Jessie (Esther van Doornum) – o...
MIFF-Below

Below

A detention centre dark-comedy featuring the star of Australian cinema Anthony LaPaglia, Maziar Lahooti’s directorial film debut, Below, offers a confronting examination on Australia’s refugee policy. Below follows a gro...
QL2 Dance presents Filling the Space - photo by Lorna Sim

Filling the Space

Over the years, QL2 Dance, under the guidance of Artistic Director, Ruth Osborne, has become a leader in youth dance with its unique focus on developing dance-makers rather than dancers. Each year dancers from all over A...
QT L'Appartement Pacharo Mzembe, Melanie Zanetti, Liz Buchanan, Andrew Buchanan

L’Appartement

Joanna Murray-Smith makes her directorial debut in this contemporary play. She is also the playwright. L’Appartement is 100 minutes of edgy dialogue laced with wit and ironic barbs. It’s not entirely comedic,...
MT Jennifer Vuletic in My Dearworthy Darling - photo by David Paterson

My Dearworthy Darling

There’s a scene in an episode of The Young Ones where Neil is in the backyard digging. He pushes his spade into the dirt and we follow the edge of the tool as it breaks into an underground world where nothing boring happ...
Frida Kahlo

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

This historical documentary about this extraordinary woman will forever remain fresh and relevant. Originally released in 2005, it is rich with poignant images and interviews providing some insight into this enigmatic wo...
The Ghetto Cabaret - photo by Jeff Busby

The Ghetto Cabaret

The stakes are high for the characters of The Ghetto Cabaret, written by Galit Klas and presented by fortyfivedownstairs and Elsternwick’s Kadimah Yiddish Theatre. From the media release: “Any night could be their last p...
AAR NToP The Red Tree - photo by Noni Carroll

The Red Tree

Reviewer David Collins and two guests, Lily and James, recently attended the National Theatre of Parramatta’s critically acclaimed production of Shaun Tan’s The Red Tree at Arts Centre Melbourne. Here are the...