VELVET The Show

VELVET – welcome to wonderland

With a generous mix of impressive acrobatics and aerial feats, amazing vocals combined with a pulsating discotheque soundtrack of new and reimagined classics, VELVET has made a welcome return to Melbourne with a crowd-pl...
She Said Theatre SALT

Salt

There are some beautiful moments in Salt: Caitlyn (Artemis Ioannides) plays with her shadow, colours fractured around the edge, her character held in a prism as things get unsettled and complicated; or the refrain of Mar...
MJF The Necks

The Necks

From left to right it’s Tony Buck on drums, Lloyd Swanton on bass, and Chris Abrahams on piano. It’s the penultimate night of a four-night residency. For the first set, Chris takes the lead, almost tentative on the piano...
MJF Donny McCaslin

Donny McCaslin Group

A good portion of us in the front row weren’t there by accident. One year and five months ago, David Bowie released what would be his final album, Blackstar, which Donny McCaslin played on. Now, we get a chance to channe...
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

It has been nearly 55 years since Dale Wasserman adapted Ken Kesey’s classic novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest into a play version that ran on Broadway. Most people of a certain age will also be able to recall...
STCSA 1984 - photo by Shane Reid

1984

In terms of staging, this iteration of 1984 has a lot in common with Melbourne Theatre Company’s recent production of Miss Julie. There, live filming and projection, from angles impossible for the audience to see themsel...
Action Hero Slap Talk

Slap Talk

Slap Talk is a dissection and examination of hyper-competitive language, the sort of bluster and taunts that are thrown around before the Big Game. It takes the pre-fight boast or pre-match threats and promises and pares...