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The Critic

Tucked away up the stairs of Club Voltaire was this entertaining treatise on writing theatre criticism and the difficulty that can occur when reviewer and subject are good friends. Jamie (Louise Cocks) is a theatre criti...
Dream Lover David Campbell - photo by Brian Geach

Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

Although he died at 37, Bobby Darin in his short turbulent life managed to make himself a household name with his on-stage charisma, his swinging songs, his string of hit records, and with his marriage to a screen sweeth...
A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

A few years ago, after a dalliance with a friend ended, she gave me a CD that included the song Coyote by Joni Mitchell. It’s a beautiful song – structured less like a lament and more like gratitude; acceptance of ...
David Strassman iTedE - photo by Adam Shane

David Strassman: iTedE

From gastromancers in ancient Greece, to Fred Sutton in 1886, to David Strassman’s dummy Chuck telling David something wildly inappropriate involving self-copulation – ventriloquism has no shortage of history behind it. ...
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Melbourne Fringe: The Guilts – Hearts

A fringe guide description of an act doesn’t always give the whole story. A good example is that for local musical troupe The Guilts. Notionally their show Hearts was to be an hour of songs, one for each of that suit of ...
Papillon - photo by John Goodridge

Papillon

Created by two former Canberrans, Idris Stanton and Elena Kirschbaum, Papillon has been touring the world for three years, but this is the first time it has been performed in Canberra. The show tries really hard to live ...