It's systematic. It's certainly hackneyed. Why, it's Greased Lightning. Again. And with a cast that, frankly, doesn't do much to revive the '70s stage favourite.
In this adaptation for the Malthouse Theatre, King Lear is an indigenous Australian and his kingdom is the outback. The messages inherent in Shakespeare’s original script align powerfully.
Brief Encounter will charm your socks off. The British import production for the Melbourne Festival breathes new life into Noel Coward's nostalgic play.
Set to the music of Stravinsky, Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre brings its animalistic dance works to the Melbourne Festival. It's fearless and fantastic.
Melbourne indie company Red Stitch has embraced an exciting young writer in Adam Cass and given him an eye-popping canvass for high-tech drama Roam.
Funny, heartbreaking and politically incorrect: Eddie Perfect's first play is a winner. The dark satire is a razor-sharp examination of food stuff and middle-class values.
A pile of unloved old furniture destined for the tip takes the battle to its evil replacement: Hard Rubbish is a cataclysmic riot of a show for young and old alike.
You know the story, but Australian Ballet's production of the fairytale classic will still break your heart. Cinderella is exquisite from start to finish.
Straight is kitchen-sink comedy that asks some curly questions on relationships and sexuality. Red Stitch's production of the British play is hard to fault.
The national ballet company presents an exquisite double-bill in Melbourne and Sydney, showcasing some extraordinary athleticism by its principal dancers.