HMT School of Rock - photo by Matthew Murphy

School of Rock

School of Rock opened in Melbourne to obliterate the cold, spring night with a blistering performance. The show takes everything great from the original 2003 film and distils it down to its best elements. With the proven...
Men in Pink Tights

Men in Pink Tights

Although the concept of men dancing in tutu’s is probably as old as ballet itself, it was Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, first seen in Australia in the 1970’s, which whetted Australia’s appetite for men performin...
45DS Krapp's Last Tape Max Gillies - photo by Sarah Walker AAR

Krapp’s Last Tape

After clearing his throat, Krapp’s first action is to check his pocket watch. Time is everything in Krapp’s Last Tape, as Krapp – an older man – retrieves, listens, and interacts with recordings from earlier years. The t...
BSSTC Xenides - Katherine Tonkin. Harriet Marshall. Adriane Daff. Laila Bano Rind - photo by Dana Weeks.jpg

Xenides

If you go along to Xenides expecting to see a musical about the Australian Icon Adriana Xenides, like I was, you will be slightly disappointed and confused. Adriana Xenides was a stable on Australian television in the ei...
Ned Kelly's Mother Nicola McKay

Ned Kelly’s Mother

Ned Kelly’s Mother is a solo show, starring Nicola McKay as Ellen Kelly. Over the hour-ish running time, Ellen tells us a little of her own life as well as what she experienced of her son’s crimes. We learn a...