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...
Archie Roach Let Love Rule

Archie Roach: Let Love Rule

Let Love Rule is Archie Roach’s Yirramboi Festival show drawing on his album of the same name. A good crowd turned out for a selection of these latest tunes. These fans seemed to not share the opinion of my guest and mys...
45DS MUST Awakening - photo by Theresa Harrison

Awakening

Awakening is a reimagining of the play, Spring Awakening, which dates back to 19th Century, as well as the musical, adapted in 2006. Writer / Director Daniel Lammin and the creatives at Monash Uni Student Theatre have un...
Yirramboi La Vie Dans Une Marionette

La Vie Dans Une Marionette

The first Yirramboi Festival collects a range of works by First Nations artists and companies, with some shows having blink-and-you’ll-miss-it seasons. One of these is physical theatre offering La Vie Dans Une Marionette...