ACF Briefs Close Encounters - photo by John Tsiavis

Briefs: Close Encounters

Claiming to combine the traditions of circus, the extremities of physical theatre, the artistry of drag, the bravado of burlesque, the debauchery of speakeasies and the showmanship of cabaret, the cast of Briefs: Close E...
RSAT The Moors Alex Aldrich, Dion Mills, Anna McCarthy and Zoe Boesen - photo by Teresa Noble

The Moors

To be sure, in fiction, the setting of Moors is a potent, powerful one. Sherlock Holmes ran all over them in Baskerville; The ghost of Catherine haunts them in Emily Brontë’s, Wuthering Heights. But, while serious routes...
La Mama Undercoat: A Parafoxical Tale

Undercoat: A Parafoxical Tale

Through the generations, the resilient character of The Fox – both admired and feared for its cunning – has been a storytelling staple. They are referenced in works from Ovid’s tales, to Ben Jonson’s Volpone,...
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...