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REVIEW: Women In Voice | Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

Alison CotesOct 17, 2013

For 20 years, Women In Voice has provided a stage for singers young and old in Brisbane. The anniversary series at the Judith Wright Centre unearths more stars.

REVIEW: Ute Lemper | Concert Hall, Sydney

REVIEW: Ute Lemper | Concert Hall, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 30, 20132 Comments

Ute Lemper held a Concert Hall audience spellbound with her song cycle based on the love poems of Pablo Neruda. Thanks to her, the Weimar era has never quite ended.

REVIEW: Rachel Collis (Sydney Fringe) | Glebe Cafe Church Space

Lloyd Bradford SykeSep 30, 2013

Is Rachel Collis the great, undiscovered, unwittingly underground cabaret talent of her time? Her Sydney Fringe performances sparkled with humour and poignancy.

REVIEW: Blue Man Group | Lyric Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Blue Man Group | Lyric Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeAug 19, 2013

The Blue Man Group is a messy explosion of vibrant colour and movement direct from Las Vegas. It's not rocket science, but it's damn good fun.

REVIEW: Songs From Below 54th Street | Seymour Centre, Sydney

REVIEW: Songs From Below 54th Street | Seymour Centre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeJul 25, 2013

Alexis Fishman is an arresting presence on the cabaret stage with a mix of music theatre and American standards. Her new show Songs From Below 54th Street wowed a Sydney crowd.

REVIEW: Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret | City Recital Hall, Sydney

REVIEW: Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret | City Recital Hall, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeApr 30, 2013

The Australian Chamber Orchestra takes a walk through the Weimar Republic with a couple of sensationally sassy guides -- cabaret star Meow Meow and the incomparable Barry Humphries.

REVIEW: La Soiree | The Studio, Sydney

REVIEW: La Soiree | The Studio, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeJan 21, 2013

Australia just can't get enough of the death-defying hijinks of this bawdy circus-inspired act. An extended season at the Sydney Opera House has plenty of return business -- even our critic.

REVIEW: The Burlesque Hour (Glory Box Edition) | York Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: The Burlesque Hour (Glory Box Edition) | York Theatre, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeNov 22, 2012

Who hasn't seen Finucane & Smith's The Burlesque Hour? Now's your chance to catch the international hit in Sydney, with new songs and sparkle.

REVIEW: Dangling My Tootsies | Visy Theatre, Brisbane

REVIEW: Dangling My Tootsies | Visy Theatre, Brisbane

Alison CotesJul 26, 2012

Lotte Lenya? Of course. But Agnes Bernelle? Who is she? One of the Weimar Republic generation, she fled Berlin as a teenager and spent the war in London as an anti-Nazi propagand

REVIEW: The Divine Miss Bette | Slide, Sydney

REVIEW: The Divine Miss Bette | Slide, Sydney

Lloyd Bradford SykeJun 28, 2012

Catherine Alcorn has it easy. I mean, first and foremost, she's bloody talented. She can sing. She can act. She has comic timing. And the confidence, the unmitigated chutzpah, to be