Dean Gunera as Huey and Josh Massarotti as Aldo feature in Italian American Reconciliation - courtesy of Lab Theatre

Italian American Reconciliation

“Te toto o te tangata, he kai; te oranga o te tangata, he whenua” (While food provides the blood in our veins, our health is drawn from the land) – Maori proverb The richness of tradition and family are not o...
Vai - courtesy of NZ on Screen

Vai

“Envisioning a world where a diversity of women’s voices, stories and creativity are equally recognised and celebrated” reads the mission statement of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, t...
Blanc de Blanc Encore - photo by Prudence Upton

Blanc de Blanc Encore

You know that moment where Brad and Janet walk into Frank-N-Furter’s lobby and wonder what the fork they are witnessing This same feeling can be experienced frequently during much of Blanc de Blanc Encore. Blanc de Blanc...
bub Australian Open Patrick Jhanur - photo by Clare Hawley

Australian Open

Australian Open is a smart, sleek and epically glorious romp that pulls on the treads of Australia’s hang ups on monogamy, queer representation, self-fulfilment and sport. This may seem like a lot to unpack in a me...
AAR Transmission Films The Professor and the Madman Mel Gibson Sean Penn

The Professor and the Madman

If you thought David O’Russell’s biographical-drama Joy, a film which followed the trials and tribulations of miracle-mop entrepreneur Joy Mangano, had the most obscure origin story, then think again. Told with the zealo...
AAR Confessions of a Mormon Boy Steven Fales

Confessions of a Mormon Boy

It is hard to believe that Confessions of a Mormon Boy first premiered close to 20 years ago in Salt Lake City in 2001. Steven Fales’ profoundly moving autobiographical work recently returned to Chapel Off Chapel a...
TW Leopard Print Lioncloth

Leopard Print Loincloth

Leopard Print Loincloth begins with a lot of promise that sadly peters out before ever finding its groove. The atmosphere upon entering the theatre was very relaxed and informal, with the audience invited to sit where th...
Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Méphistophélès in Opera Australia's production of Faust at the Sydney Opera House - photo by Prudence Upton

Faust

Teddy Tahu Rhodes resplendent in tattoos, tiara and black evening gown is not the only unsettling sight in David McVicar’s masterful staging of Faust. Church statues come to life, a life-sized crucifix crashes to the gro...