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

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

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: Potted Potter | Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Potted Potter | Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

If you're going to parody a much-loved cultural icon you should at least get your facts straight. Potted Potter pleases some kids but proves something less than magic.

REVIEW: Ovo (Cirque Du Soleil) | Moore Park, Sydney

REVIEW: Ovo (Cirque Du Soleil) | Moore Park, Sydney

Cirque Du Soleil is more business than entertainment, but its latest touring production Ovo has plenty of heart for the young and young-at-heart.

REVIEW: Shakespeare's Mothers: Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know | Marian Street Theatre, Sydney

REVIEW: Shakespeare's Mothers: Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know | Marian Street Theatre, Sydney

They’re taking it to the Adelaide Fringe, so why not use patrons of Killara’s Marion Street Theatre for Young People as guinea-pigs? Turns out we were pretty lucky to be experimented upon, theatrically. Shakespeare’s Mothers: Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know, written by production company Straylight’s manager Kath Perry, who also stars (with Cat Martin […]

REVIEW: West Side Story | Regent Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: West Side Story | Regent Theatre, Melbourne

David Letterman does this bit where he talks about gang violence in New York — it’s out of control, they’re terrorising the streets, etc; he builds it up beautifully — and then plays a scene from West Side Story of the Jets prancing down the street. Oh, how I laugh… I mean, for a story […]

REVIEW: Waiting For Godot (drinking game version) | Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Waiting For Godot (drinking game version) | Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

The Theatre Royal Haymarket Company have launched their celebrated production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, the first stop on a three-month tour through Australia and New Zealand. Ian McKellen (Estragon) and Roger Rees (Vladamir), beaming in their evening rags, bring each a bindle full of tenderness to Beckett’s […]