Private Lives

Noel Coward’s Private Lives is the kind of gossamer fluff that gets trotted out every so often in the major companies as a blatant grab for the wallets of the very old and the very bored. Not witty enough to remind us of...

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

New German Cinema could be said to have come crashing to a halt on the day that Rainer Werner Fassbinder died of an overdose of cocaine and barbiturates in 1982. A frenetic filmmaker – some forty features in fifteen year...

The Temperamentals

In the early 1950’s ‘Temperamental’ was code for ‘homosexual’ – part of a secret language gay men used to communicate in the age of McCarthyism, where anti-communist, anti-gay witch hunts purged homosexuals from go...

Grease

More than four decades since Sandy, Danny, the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies first graced the stage, Grease has returned in a highly enjoyable and energetic production at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. A st...

The Illusionists

Magic shows are undoubtedly on the rise in mainstream culture. Copperfield may have become a tad rusty and Siegfried and Roy got eaten by tigers, but with the help of some primetime talent shows and an audience hungry fo...

The Wind in the Willows

Some things are so indelibly linked to summer in Melbourne they are easy to take for granted. Wind in the Willows in the Botanical Gardens would have to be top of the list of shows we simply can’t do without. Ratty, Mole...
Nick Afoa as Simba in The LIon King

The Lion King

From the opening strains of Nants’ Ingonyama and the ensuing procession of animals through the auditorium, this uplifting and at times breath-taking spectacle, would have to be one of the most anticipated openings on Syd...

The Hanging of Jean Lee

Inspired by multi-award winning Melbourne poet Jordie Albiston’s meticulously researched chilling verse biography, The Hanging of Jean Lee plays out in a song cycle concert version with original music, lyrical text...