The Girls in Grey

Three young women, each from a different background, each with different motivations, enlist in the Australian Army Nursing Service to assist during World War One. They find themselves in an unfamiliar land, right in the...

The Rocky Horror Show

Following its outrageously successful seasons in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, The Rocky Horror Show has landed at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre as part of its 40th Anniversary season. With music, lyrics and a book by...

The Gigli Concert

This production of The Gigli Concert provided an opportunity to not only experience my first Tom Murphy play, but also to make my first visit to one of Sydney’s newest and cosiest theatres, the Eternity Playhouse in Burt...

Manon – The Australian Ballet

Kenneth McMillan’s dramatic full-length ballet, charting the rise and downfall of a beautiful courtesan, was originally choreographed for the Royal Ballet in 1974. The Royal Ballet brought it to Australia in 1988 as part...

Strictly Ballroom the Musical

Following an unprecedented publicity blitz, the first night audience was expecting Strictly Ballroom to be spectacular. They were not disappointed. From the moment you entered the theatre you knew you were in for a memor...

Interplay – Sydney Dance Company

To celebrate their 45th Anniversary the Sydney Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Rafael Bonachela, has created Interplay – a program of three works by three different choreographers. The result is a st...

Warts & All

Bruce Hoogendoorn is probably Canberra’s most prolific playwright, having written and produced six of his own plays in as many years. His latest play, Warts & All, which Hoogendoorn directs himself, is his most accom...

EMPIRE

Circus as a form of entertainment goes back millennia, at least. It probably originated in Greece, and relied on horses and chariots to fire the crowd. But the concept of the Big Top started in America and was revolution...