Luke Buckmaster

Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

November, 2012

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REVIEW: Strassman: Careful What You Wish For | Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

, Nov 23, 2012

Puppets say the darndest things in the hands of veteran ventriloquist David Strassman. His new show in Melbourne stars familiar characters and clever new technology.
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REVIEW: East End Cabaret | Red Bennies, Melbourne

, Mar 27, 2012

In Melbourne, freshly minted with plaudits from the Adelaide Fringe Festival, including a gong for Best Cabaret, salacious musical duo East End Cabaret arrive to deflower four shows worth of local audiences with 45 minutes of lascivious comedy. Bernadette Byrne (Jennifer Byrne) and Victor Victoria (Victoria Falconer-Pritchard) deliver a high-powered feminine Flight of the Conchords […]
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REVIEW: Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll | Playhouse, Melbourne

, Jan 20, 2012

When broaching the task of critiquing Ray Lawler’s┬áSummer of the Seventeenth Doll — a play at once deceivingly complex and disarmingly simplistic, a steady drip-drip-drip of social commentary told through the funnel of Aussie kitchen sink drama — one is tempted to use a word attached time and time again over the decades to this […]