Taras Berezhansky as Attila and Nathalie Aroyan as Odabella in Opera Australia's production of Attila - photo by Prudence Upton

Attila

Big, bold and exhilarating, visually stunning and aurally magnificent, this epic production by Opera Australia of one of Verdi’s early operas, performed in Australia for the first time, tragically, received only two of i...
Theatre Works The Hitmen - photo by Justine McArthur

The Hitmen

This is a revisiting of sorts for The Hitmen, last seen in Melbourne in 2017. Playright Mish Wittrup has trimmed and tinkered with the script since then, and what played out on the Theatre Works was lean, mean, and hilar...
Honeyland (film still)

Honeyland

Aside from the occasional visit to the neighbouring city, Macedonian beekeeper Hatidže Muratova lives a life free from the forces of capitalism. Muratova’s day-to-day experiences, expressing a level of self-sufficiency a...
RSAT American Song Joe Petruzzi - photo by Teresa Noble

American Song

One-person plays seem to be in vogue at present. In the last month Canberra audiences have had the opportunity to experience at least three examples, with more promised later in the year. Melbourne playwright, Joanna Mur...
AsiaTOPA Dragon Ladies Don't Weep Margaret Leng Tan - photo by Pia Johnson

Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep

Split into two, Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep played with cooperation rather conflict. The first half – Double Phase – had its roots in exterior photography, while the second half – Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep ...
45DS The Curtain - photo by Theresa Harrison

The Curtain

The Curtain by Daniel Keene is set in the house of a middle-aged widow. She has chosen to let rooms to two elderly gents. Contact is often more incidental than sought after, especially for the landlady. All residents fin...