The Mother F**ker with the Hat

“Being in love with Veronica – it’s like feeding your love to Godzilla every morning.” Jackie is in love with Veronica. He has loved her since eighth grade. Fast forward two decades and Jackie is fresh out of...

Melbourne Fringe: As You Like It

As You Like It is Shakespeare’s most luminous pastoral, anchored by his most charming creation. Fair Rosalind is by far the playwright’s wittiest female character, and in this regard gives even Falstaff a run for his mon...

Between the Bars

There’s something very special about going to a show in a venue that makes you feel like you’re part of the story. In Between the Bars, a new piece from Sunny Koll about five women in a New York jazz club, we have just t...

Spike Heels

Q44 is part of the growing wave of ensemble theatre companies emerging in Melbourne. They produce the plays they want to perform, they cast from within the ranks of the ensemble and, in theory, they develop an inbuilt co...

The Magic Flute

On the front page of the original score of The Magic Flute, Mozart noted that the setting was Egypt. This was all the encouragement director, Michael Gow needed to come up with this deliciously silly adaptation, which mo...

The God of Hell

There’s something fantastical and yet eerily ordinary about the events that unfold when Wisconsin dairy farmers Emma and Frank welcome out-of-town Haynes to their home. The young man literally makes sparks fly at the bri...