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...
Malthouse Theatre Wild Bore

Wild Bore

Ah, the critics – intimidating, pompous, rude and malicious and yet, often cultured, bookish and wise. If they love you they’re wonderful… but if they don’t, they’re just downright villainous. Critic Kenneth Tynan once s...
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...
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...
Little Black Bastard Noel Tovey by Steven Rhall review

Little Black Bastard

Little Black Bastard is a concoction of performance and autobiography. First performed in 2003, Noel Tovey brings the story of his childhood and becoming an artist back to La Mama as part of their 50th birthday celebrati...
Ensemble Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Genevieve Lemon, Darren Gilshenan

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

From one of the most critically acclaimed playwrights of the 20th Century, Ensemble Theatre presents Edward Albee’s masterpiece Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Immortalised by the Academy Award winning film adaptation, t...
MUST 45DS Awakening

Awakening

Returning to the stage after its acclaimed debut season at Trades Hall in 2016, Awakening is a new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s masterpiece Spring Awakening, created by Green Room nominee Daniel Lammin (Master Class) i...
Lab Kelpie Spencer

Spencer

Modern storytelling at its best, Lab Kelpie presents the world premiere of Katy Warner’s comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family in Spencer at Chapel Off Chapel for a limited season fro...