SDC ORB Rafael Bonachela Ocho - photo by Pedro Greig AAR.jpg

Sydney Dance Company – Orb

For this program, Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela has divided the Sydney Dance Company into two separate groups of eight dancers. Bonachela has worked with one group to create a work entitled Ocho, and invited Taiwan...
Arts House Action Hero Hoke's Bluff

Hoke’s Bluff

Hoke’s Bluff isn’t just Small Town USA, it’s the Every Small Town USA. There, life isn’t centred around the Big Game, but rather around the Every Big Game. There’s noisy crowds, mascots, T-shirt cannons, cheerleaders, at...
StageArt Spring Awakening Entire Cast - photo by Belinda Strodder

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening opens with Wendla, a gentle slink on the forest floor while she sings, Mama Who Bore Me. What’s painted on the main platform of the set isn’t a representation of trees, but the shadows they cast – ...
Malthouse Theatre Adrienne Truscott, Ursula Martinez, and Zoe Coombs Marr feature in Wild Bore - photo by Tim Grey

Wild Bore

Did anyone else feel like a bit of a dick taking notes through this? Just me? Because, Ursula Martinez, Zoë Coombs Marr and Adrienne Truscott have not so much made a brilliantly constructed piece of catharsis by way of s...
La Mama The Magnolia Tree Rohana Hayes, Ezra Bix and Helen Hopkins

The Magnolia Tree

Often, getting to your seat at La Mama means walking through the set. Here it’s a rather homely, slightly older room we tread through, not unlike a time capsule. We’re in the present day, but there are still cassette tap...
My Fair Lady Ballroom - photo by Jeff Busby

My Fair Lady

In its 60th anniversary production, My Fair Lady has opened in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre after a successful opening at the Sydney Opera House, directed by the one of the most loved and well known royalties of music...
The Yellow Wave - photo by Lachlan Woods

The Yellow Wave

In 1895, James Alexander Kenneth Mackay wrote his novel, The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia. A text dripping with stereotype and melodrama, it’s not a book you might think would be calling fo...
Lab Kelpie SPENCER - Lyall Brooks Jamieson Caldwell, Fiona Harris and Jane Clifton - photo by Pier Carthew

Spencer

Sweet, but not saccharine; serious, but not dour; earnest, but not preachy – this Baby Bear of a play kicks you right in the feels for a maximum six points. Playwright, Katy Warner, has pulled off some nice sleight-of-ha...