Melbourne Opera Stephen Smith as Otello with Elena Xanthoudakis as Desdemona in Otello

Otello

If you’re an Otello fan, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Rossini’s operatic interpretation. Written after Shakespeare’s play and before Verdi’s more famous opera, Melbourne Opera and acclaimed director Bruce Bere...
Hayes Theatre Evie May Amanda Harrison, Loren Hunter and Bishanyia Vincent - photo by Nik Damianakis

Evie May: A Tivoli Story

This wonderful production begins in 1966, as the rise of television is changing the nature of entertainment. Evie May (Amanda Harrison & Loren Hunter), star of the Tivoli theatre and circuit, prompted by questions fr...
Bell Shakespeare Julius Caesar - photo by Prudence Upton

Julius Caesar

In its relentless drive for new resonances and ever more innovative ways of presenting Shakespeare, Bell Shakespeare, with this production of Julius Caesar, has finally succeeded in rendering at least one of his plays, v...
Circus Oz Sidesault 2018 Boss Squad Madhouse Circus and Point & Flex Circus Marina Gellmann, Felicia Lannan and Amy Stuart - photo by Brig Bee Photography

Sidesault at the Melba: Boss Squad

You could gorge on shows in a night at the Sidesault Festival of new slants on Circus. My second show of an evening was Boss Squad by Madhouse Circus and Point & Flex Circus. The show’s blurb indicates “Five fearless...
Colossal Productions Laser Kiwi - photo by Brig Bee Photography

Sidesault at the Melba: Laser Kiwi

Thanks to Circus Oz and their Collingwood home, the second annual Sidesault at the Melba festival is underway! There are two mini-seasons, each showcasing three companies per night over four nights. Sidesault aims to pus...
Gruesome Playground Injuries Christian Charisiou and Laura McIntosh

Gruesome Playground Injuries

It’s an odd realisation sitting in the audience expecting a musical and then nobody sings. To be sure, it doesn’t help that on the program cover the two leads are mid-guffaw, no doubt foreshadowing a scene of musical lar...
Nine The Musical - photo by Belinda Strodder

Nine: The Musical

Based on the film 8½ by Federico Fellini, Nine: The Musical tells the story of Guido – a famous movie director – suffering from writer’s block on the eve of his next project. As he attempts to wrestle any sem...