Topic archives: Malthouse Theatre

REVIEW: Super Discount | Wharf 1, Sydney

REVIEW: Super Discount | Wharf 1, Sydney

October 14, 2013

Super Discount is courageous theatre. Not because of its cast -- people with disabilities -- but because of where they dare to go with the material.

REVIEW: Hard Rubbish | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Hard Rubbish | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

September 25, 2013

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.

REVIEW: Wunderkammer | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Wunderkammer | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

August 22, 2013

An eerie circus seems to echo the ghosts of performances long past in Wunderkammer. But it's mixed with contemporary dance, vulgar humour and extraordinary athleticism.

REVIEW: The Bloody Chamber | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: The Bloody Chamber | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

August 8, 2013

The Bloody Chamber brings light to the grotesque realities of the darker undertones of the fables and fairy tales we tell to children at bedtime. And Alison Whyte's is a star turn.

REVIEW: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

July 24, 2013

With no rehearsal, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a powerful, worthwhile theatrical experiment.

REVIEW: The Dragon | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: The Dragon | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

July 4, 2013 1

A rumbling critique of a corrupt and corrupting political culture: how timely. But Toby Schmitz's adaptation of The Dragon doesn't exactly breathe fire, either.

REVIEW: Phèdre | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Phèdre | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

May 23, 2013

An illicit Greek tragedy warms cold hearts in Melbourne with Catherine McClements delivering a tour-de-force performance of pathos, nuance and self-reflective humour.

REVIEW: Dance of Death | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Dance of Death | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

May 16, 2013

Malthouse Theatre's Dance Of Death is hard to watch sometimes. But it has plenty to say -- profanely -- about society, love and the sanctity of marriage.

REVIEW: Skeleton | Beckett Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Skeleton | Beckett Theatre, Melbourne

March 18, 2013

Intense, dark and wildly creative, Skeleton intrigues from the outset. The Dance Massive work is unconventional, even distressing, but rewarding theatre.

REVIEW: Pornography | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

REVIEW: Pornography | Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

February 22, 2013 2

Warning: this review contains strong language and adult themes. Plus, the show stinks. Pornography manages to reveal little about the London terrorist bombings as claimed -- or pornography.