Author: Tara Watson

Review: David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (17.10.16)

October 19, 2016

“We’re all here because we love David,” – this sentiment noted by Tim Rogers, was the feeling that prevailed throughout the night, as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performed ‘David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed’ inside the spectacular walls of Hamer Hall. It’s no easy feat to attempt to encapsulate the bewildering scope of David Bowie‘s musical contributions […]

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Review: Michael Jackson HIStory – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne (Currently Touring Australia)

July 17, 2016

Michael Jackson tribute concert HIStory will have attendees questioning what they see in front of their eyes, as impersonator Dantanio is almost as good as the real thing. Over six years since Jackson untimely death, Dantanio emerged after a year-long search to become the world’s most-loved impersonator of the fallen king of pop. He originates […]

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Theatre Review: The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy – Theatre Works, St Kilda (Performances until 25 June)

June 20, 2016

A modern day Broadway classic is reimagined by Australia’s rising theatre talent in The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy, now playing at Theatre Works in St Kilda. It is a perfect venue for the show, small, intimate and filled with dark corners for dark deeds. Telling a simple story set within the walls of […]

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The audiobook renaissance: in conversation with Gretel Killeen

April 20, 2016

Narrated fiction and non-fiction is nothing new, with spoken-word stories in forms ranging from radio to cassette tapes to digital existing for readers for decades. With the increase and ease of downloading digitally directly to smartphones or other digital devices, audiobooks are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. According to a survey of 1034 Australians over […]

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Comedy Review: Hannah Gadsby – Dogmatic

April 2, 2016

Hannah Gadsby current comedy show Dogmatic won’t leave the audience feeling warm and fuzzy inside. While a far step away from her manic-depressive character she has become synonymous for playing in break-out success Please Like Me, Gadsby is organically inclined to draw distinction to the somber over the sunny. A self-aware comedian, reflecting on shows […]

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Comedy Review: David O’Doherty – We Are All In The Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O’Doherty

March 26, 2016

A seasoned comedian, David O’Doherty is the force de jour in musical comedy. Returning to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival after two years back in his homeland of Ireland, O’Doherty settles back in seamlessly, in an hilarious night of observational comedy- with a healthy sprinkle of melodic ramblings. Still sporting his keyboard from 1986, wearing […]

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Jackass comedy forefather Tom Green talks to the AU on the eve of his Australian tour.

March 23, 2016

The legacy of Tom Green is one marked by a no-holds-barred approach to bold and often bonkers comedy. A preeminent influence on prank culture on MTV and YouTube, from his web series, to his cult-favourite film Freddy Got Fingered, his comedy walks its own path for its sheer absurdity and willingness to explore the unpredictable. […]

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