Author: Emily Wood

Review: Whoever said you shouldn’t discuss politics at a party has clearly never been to RIOT!

February 12, 2018

There has never been a better time for a show like RIOT!. With politics trending towards the bizarre, North Korea constantly making headlines, and  the #Metoo movement exposing years of endemic abuse,  It seems as if  the world could do with a bit of unadulterated joy. RIOT! does just that, acting as a celebration of […]

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Interview: Kate Brennan on RIOT! the Dublin Fringe Show Taking Melbourne by Storm

February 5, 2018

Kate Brennan is no stranger to the stage. The acclaimed Irish actress has performed in everything from a production of The White Devil at Shakespeare’s Globe, to appearing on the small screen on HBO’s The Tudors. Now, she is performing alongside a stellar ensemble of Irish performers in a one-of-a-kind show, RIOT! This celebration of […]

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Review: Magician Lawson Reeves shows us the impossible in his first solo show Genuinely Impossible

January 12, 2018

There is something about magic that brings out the inner-child in us all. From a rogue coin behind the ear, to an ace up the sleeve, there is something still so satisfying in witnessing the seemingly impossible. But, you won’t find any rabbits or hats in Lawson Reeves’ hour long magic show, Genuinely Impossible. Reeve’s […]

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Review: NT Live’s Peter Pan Breathes Some Much Needed Fairy Dust on a Classic

November 23, 2017

All children, except one, grew up. At least, that is what J.M Barrie would have us believe. However, as I sat in a darkened cinema full of a mix of elderly retirees, bright-eyed children and University students all laughing unabashedly at the sight of a bald adult male playing Tinkerbell, I couldn’t help but disagree. […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Diary of a Power Pussy is a deLightful romp into what it means to be an empowered woman

September 14, 2017

“We’re in church” said one fellow audience member as we walked into the basement theatrette of the Butterfly Club. Rows of recycled pews and framed Elizabethan portraiture sit inside this quirky performance space, but what followed was far from biblical. An hour of clowning, astronaut-themed burlesque and bubble-gum art. Now, that’s the kind of religion […]

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Comedy Review: Jude Perl’s Let’s Hang Out is a hilarious and relatable journey into modern womanhood (in Melbourne to 23rd July)

July 20, 2017

I’ve always felt an affinity with Bridget Jones. I, too, am hopeless in the realms of romance, and struggle daily to balance my desire to look like Margot Robbie with my simultaneous love of all things chocolate coated. But, after viewing Jude Perl’s comedy show Let’s Hang Out, I’ve realised that I am Jude Perl. […]

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Theatre Review: Call of the Ice is a sweet contemplation on one man’s childhood hero (Performances in Melbourne to July 2nd)

June 26, 2017

I’ve never had a hero like Tamblyn Lord. Well, unless Ash Ketchum, the protagonist of the 1990s animated children’s television show Pokémon, counts. Lord’s latest theatrical exploration, ‘Call of The Ice’, chronicles the voyage he painstakingly took in January 2016 to recreate the journey of his childhood (and lifelong) hero Sir Douglas Mawson. Now, as […]

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Theatre Review: The Moors at Melbourne’s Red Stitch Theatre brings much needed humour to the Victorian era

June 14, 2017

The Red Stitch Theatre is utterly beguiling. I’m not sure if it is the fact that they are staging a play set in the Victorian era, or the inviting smell of mulled wine that makes me want to talk like this, but one thing’s for sure, it’s fitting. Affectionately dubbed ‘The Red Shed’, Red Stitch […]

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Travel Tips: Going it alone in South East Asia

February 2, 2017

Travelling alone can seem like a daunting idea. As soon as you hit accept on that plane ticket purchase you find yourself immediately overcome by worries: What if I get lost by myself? Who will I eat dinner with so that I don’t look like a total loner? Will I have to ask strangers to […]

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Spotlight on Gapyeong, South Korea – A Town for Every Season

December 14, 2016

With its mountainous landscape and glowing green rice paddies, the South Korean town of Gapyeong seems a million miles away from the concrete wilderness of Seoul. In reality, it is only a short 50 minute ITX train trip away from Yongsan station. Gapyeong is a hugely popular tourist destination amongst locals, but is often overlooked […]

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