Alone Outside: A Burdensome Picture of Living Rural

Clocking in at just an hour, Liz Newell’s play, Alone Outside crafts a delicate portrait that moves too slowly and ambles too indulgently to be fully appreciated. Taking a narratorial approach to ever-shifting family dynamics and growing up rural, Newell taps into universal experiences of love, loss and compassion. It is unfortunate to see such interesting themes and topics collapse beneath a logy execution. Further, the … Continue reading Alone Outside: A Burdensome Picture of Living Rural

Lou Wall’s Drag Race: Drag With a Difference

The latest endeavour of comic singer songwriter Lou Wall, Lou Wall’s Drag Raceis not your ordinary fringe show. It is a glitzy, spoofy, non-binary drag fringe show, and is not to be confused with the Ru Paul created cess pool of cis white men, something which so many of us have come to identify with the art of drag. This racially diverse, intersectional and cross … Continue reading Lou Wall’s Drag Race: Drag With a Difference

Così: Where Laughter is the Best Medicine

Così, recently performed by Queen’s College at the Union House Theatre, was inspired in the early 1970’s when university graduate Louis Nowra found himself directing a musical staged by the inmates of Melbourne’s Mount Park Asylum. Nowra wrote himself into the character of the protagonist Lewis, a young impassioned director hired to stage a play with the patients of a mental facility as part of a … Continue reading Così: Where Laughter is the Best Medicine

The Good Person Recipe: Your Ancestors Probably Didn’t Pass This One Down

Just put the damn teaspoon on the plate, man!   You know when you’ve got a lazy Sunday all to yourself and you decide to experiment in the kitchen with the fettucine alfredo recipe your mum gave you, and you have no idea how it will turn out? That’s what The Good Person Recipe was like, with the appropriate analogy and all that. The show had … Continue reading The Good Person Recipe: Your Ancestors Probably Didn’t Pass This One Down

The Golden Horse Awards: 不忘初心 方得始终 Let your true desires lead to where you belong

中华音乐社的《全民金马奖》是一部自编自导的原创音乐剧。讲述了追求梦想的年轻人为生活所迫,不得不随波逐流,但几经波折后,在领奖台的聚光灯下,最终寻回初心。《全民金马奖》伴随着笑与泪展现了一场青春活跃的演出。 The Golden Horse Awards by Chinese Music Group was an original written and directed musical production. It told a story of young dream chasers who bore the pressure of life and were forced to drift along. However, after a series of setbacks, they finally retrieved their true desires under the spotlights of the medal podium. The Golden Horse Awards was a lively and youthful performance, accompanied by … Continue reading The Golden Horse Awards: 不忘初心 方得始终 Let your true desires lead to where you belong

Hedda Gabler: A Hedda for the Here and Now

Venus Notarberadino as Hedda Gabler flips between a weighted stillness and erratic movement. She stares at nothing, caught up in her own mind, pulling the audience in. She’s the centre of Four Letter Word’s impressive adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, which opened this Wednesday. In a new adaption by Arthur Knight and Simon Farley, Hedda is brought into the modern era, dressed in a … Continue reading Hedda Gabler: A Hedda for the Here and Now