John Newcombe

Bewdy NEWK!

NEWK! (The John Newcombe Story) Tennis is one of the big entertainments for Melbourne at this time of year and one name rings louder in our memories of the sport than any other, and John...
anti hamlet – hilariously, insanely obscene, cool

Anti Hamlet – hilariously, insanely obscene, cool

What a Ride! The New Working Group and Theatre Works present Anti Hamlet by Mark Wilson. What immediately stood out for me was how the stage was used, I loved the technique that allowed...
feverishly daunting performance

Feverishly Daunting Performance

James Wardlaw’s performance in The Fever at La Mama is a driven monologue that left me feeling terribly feverish myself. Sitting in the front row of La Mama Carlton facing a stark white stage I...
Nikki Does Lola Does Dietrich

Nikki does Lola does Dietrich

Nikki Nouveau's new show Kabaret Dietrich took me back in time to a place in my childhood when life was much simpler. As a kid Marlene Dietrich featured in many of the old black and...
windows

Windows

Huso and Esme’s story is a disturbing one, two young kids brought up in poor homes, friends by default and living vicariously by viewing the lives of families around them, peeking through windows of...
The Bird Is The Word Is Adsurd

The Bird is the Word is Adsurd

I was taken aback with hilarity as the plot of this very funny and silly play Love Bird unfolded. The story of a modern Australian family, PC dad, Richard, Matt Tester, foul mouthed mum, Joan...
architects of sound – funny!

Architects of Sound – Funny!

The Architects of Sound may claim to be the best band in the world, but this Brisbane based electronic trio are certainly the silliest.   The Architects of Sound, Valencia, Amaro and the ever abused Sutro...
next fall

Next Fall

Opposites attract they say and Peter Blackburn’s direction of Geoffrey Naufft’s hilarious and poignant tragi-comedic exploration of an oddly matched gay couple throws light on the current discussion about the issues of marriage equality,...
Nocturnal Fever 7

Nocturnal Fever: Women of Sin

I am always excited before I go to see a show at the Butterfly Club and tonight was no different. I know the artist’s other work in music and I was very interested to see...
the perfume garden at chapel off chapel

The Perfume Garden at Chapel Off Chapel

Rajendra Moodley’s story The Perfume Garden about the life of a typical Melbourne Indian family is warm and funny. In two parts with a 20 minute break this story entertains for the whole performance. Moodley...