Arts

Explore the Australian Museum after dark with Nights at the Museum

May 18, 2022

Museum-goers will finally be able to live out their Larry Daley dreams, with the Australian Museum keeping the doors open a little later every Thursday throughout May and June. Not only will you be able to explore the AM’s current exhibitions after dark, but Nights at the Museum will also be offering a stacked roster […]

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Queensland Theatre announces Bernhardt/Hamlet, starring Angie Milliken

May 18, 2022

Queensland Theatre‘s second production of 2022 sees Australian screen and stage legend Angie Milliken return to her Brisbane roots. And she won’t be the only theatrical icon in the building when Theresa Rebeck‘s Bernhardt/Hamlet opens later this month. Set at the turn of the 20th century, when famed French actress Sarah Bernhardt staged a performance […]

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Cameron James

Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Cameron James – Electric Dreams

May 15, 2022

  Nostalgia. It can happen to anyone, any time. The song that’s playing, that film you saw, the piece of memorabilia you found in your parent’s cupboard. They can spark memories of a time and place that you may have thought you’d forgotten. It’s those feelings of going back, remembering and sometimes cringing that Cameron […]

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Greg Larsen

Sydney Comedy Festival: Greg Larsen – We All Have Bloody Thoughts

May 15, 2022

There could not be a more suitable title for a comedy show. We All Have Bloody Thoughts is exactly what you’d expect from a comedian that is known for quite shouty diatribes, especially from his appearances on the now defunct ‘Tonightly’ show, various other stand-up appearances or his opinion articles which dance on the line between […]

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Brisbane Comedy Festival Review: Garry Starr: Greece Lightning revels in its witty, smutty irreverence

May 11, 2022

Have you ever wanted to hear an explicit rap about the incestual ways of ancient Greek figures set to the tune of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”? Or how about The Little Mermaid‘s “Under the Sea” as a spoken word piece, all the while its performer is donned in a mermaid tail being glistened by […]

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Interview: Australian comedian Damien Warren-Smith on creating one-man comedy show Garry Starr: Greece Lightning

May 10, 2022

Returning to Australia fresh off the back of his lead role in the Atomic Saloon Show at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Damien Warren-Smith’s latest show sees him transform into an overzealous idiot attempting to perform all of Greek Mythology in less than 60 minutes in order to save his Hellenic homeland from economic ruin. The show – […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

May 9, 2022

The star of Rhys Nicholson has certainly risen, progressing from a struggling Sydney comedian, selling homemade bow-ties after shows and working at the evening’s box office, to hosting their own sold-out hour-long show at the same venue – it’s certainly been an impressive journey to witness. Their show was to be a triumph of navigating […]

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Gabi Bolt performs on stage at the State Theatre Sydney.

Review: Sydney learns to laugh again as the Sydney Comedy Festival kicks of at The State Theatre

April 29, 2022

The Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at The State Theatre was a sneak peek of some of the acts which will form the line-up of this year’s festival. With talent from around the world, each act was given 5 minutes to impress the crowd enough to get you to buy tickets to their show and provide […]

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Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

Theatre Review: Family-friendly Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus delivers a joyful burst of energy

April 21, 2022

Presented by Circa, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus has a short stint at the Theatre Royal, adding a cheeky element of fun to the school holidays. The show is a more ‘child-friendly’ version of its adult counterpart, Circa’s Peepshow, which runs parallel in the evenings. The classical composer’s music comes to life on stage as the […]

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Sonar Lisboa

Sónar Lisboa 2022 to kick off this weekend, showcasing music, creativity and technology

April 7, 2022

Sónar Lisboa 2022 kicks off in the Portuguese capital this weekend. It commences at 12:00 pm on Friday the 8th of April, concluding at 10:00 pm on Sunday the 10th of April.  The festival is three days packed with music, creativity and technology. Sónar Lisboa brings together more than 100 artists to Lisbon. The festival […]

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Werk It

Circus Trick Tease brings Werk It to Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 1, 2022

With the Melbourne International Comedy Festival underway, look no further than the zany and fun Werk It, a circus show incorporating spandex, high-vis and unearthly vitality and vigour. With eye-popping colours., sass and just a hint of tradie combined with a spin instructor mixed with a healthy serving of cross-training sorcery, it is delivered by […]

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Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical brings the retro party to Melbourne this May

March 31, 2022

Prepare to be sent on a nostalgia-fuelled ride back to the good old ’90s as Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical premieres down-under in May. Presented by David Venn Enterprises (The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical), this beloved production will be shuffling its way onto Australian shores in 2022, premiering at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre […]

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The Phantom of the Opera

Opera Review: Opera Australia delivers The Phantom of the Opera as you’ve never seen it before

March 28, 2022

The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in musical history. It tells the story of a mysterious and terrifying masked man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House and of a young, talented singer who becomes his obsession. This Opera Australia interpretation, directed by Simon Phillips, is presented on a floating stage on Sydney […]

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Hamilton Review: The untold story of America’s founding father finds a new home in Melbourne

March 27, 2022

Hamilton has a new home in Australia – officially opening in Melbourne’s theatre district after spending much of 2021 and the early months of 2022 based in Sydney. The Tony Award-winning blockbuster, at the centre of a premiere bragging rights battle between the two capital cities, was eventually won by the New South Wales Government. […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Sky Song is an inspirational way of telling First Nation Stories

March 22, 2022

Song Lines are the way of sharing knowledge along generations of Indigenous people. In this multimedia performance, the relationship to the land is explored, not just in song, but in visual poetry. Drone art specialists, Celestial and First Nations Artists have collaborated to tell these stories from First Nations peoples. Renowned singer, songwriter, Archie Roach […]

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Theatre Review: An American in Paris is a magical fusion of ballet and musical theatre

March 22, 2022

The worlds of ballet and musical theatre collide in An American in Paris, creating an extraordinary blend of timeless music, breathtaking choreography and a captivating love story set against the romantic backdrop of Paris. Inspired by the 1951 Oscar-winning film of the same name, and incorporating music from George and Ira Gershwin, An American in […]

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Anthony Locascio

Comedian Anthony Locascio shares his top 5 movies based in Italy or Greece

March 21, 2022

It’s comedy festival time in Australia, and one of the leading lights on the scene is Anthony Locascio. His comedy showcases his Greek and Italian heritage through the use of stories, songs and sounds. He explores the rich highs, and challenges associated with his Mediterranean-Australian heritage, and his show has proven to resonate strongly with […]

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Broadway Babe

Adelaide Fringe Review: Bethany Eloise dreams of becoming a Broadway Baby

March 21, 2022

The opening song in Bethany Louise’s Broadway Baby cabaret show is both a tribute and lament that she is singing at Arthur’s Bar for the Adelaide Fringe. Not that Arthur’s Bar is a bad place, it’s more because her dreams of starring on Broadway were dashed by the dreaded COVID virus. In an autobiographic style, […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Cocoon is an intimate look at love and relationships

March 21, 2022

The Cocoon is four vignettes of love, with two monologues and two duologues. Written by New York’s Kotryna Gesait & directed by Brisbane-based Timothy Wynn, The Cocoon has previously been performed at the Adelaide Fringe in 2018 and again in 2019. For 2022, the performance takes place in Peter Rabbit in the West End of […]

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north by northwest

Photo Galley: North By Northwest Opening Night at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre

March 18, 2022

Local celebrities and guests walk the red carpet at the opening night of the stage adaptation of Alfred Hitcock‘s North By Northwest.  David Campbell stars as Roger O. Thornhill who’s uneventfull life is turned upside down when he is thrust into a world of espionage, romance and murder. From the skyscraper canyons of New York […]

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North by Northwest

Theatre Review: David Campbell beams in sensational production of iconic Hitchcock film, North by Northwest

March 17, 2022

Before walking into the theatre, the quality of the storyline has already been confirmed as this play is based on the 1959 film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock who brought audiences iconic classics such as Vertigo (1958), Strangers on a Train (1951) and Psycho (1960). Considered the first ‘James Bond’ before there was any, […]

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Carriageworks unveils incredible music line-up for Vivid Sydney 2022, including Perfume Genius, CHAI, TOMM¥ €A$H, and more!

March 16, 2022

We can finally welcome international stars back to our shores, and Carriageworks has bagged some of the brightest for their Vivid Sydney line-up. The Carriageworks precinct will come to life over two weekends in June, celebrating theatrical live performance and honest self-expression from across the globe. Visitors can expect incredible live music, large-scale light installations, […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray paints a convincing picture of a timeless message

March 16, 2022

The recent renovations to Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide have been in keeping with the charm of the old building, while modernising it to a current standard. More room in comfortable seats, an additional dress circle, better bar facilities; these all add up to a sympathetic improvement of a classic theatre. What better place to […]

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Close up image of two women carrying All About Women tote bags.

Review: All About Women at the Sydney Opera House will make you uncomfortable – and that’s a good thing

March 16, 2022

There has been a lot of discussion around International Women’s Day this year, with many expressing strong concerns the day has become tokenistic. Big corporations, largely still run by middle aged white men, throw a morning tea (often organised by the women in the office) and lament lyrically about the organisation’s commitment to inclusivity and […]

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Chris Rock has announced an Australian visit for his Ego Death world tour

March 12, 2022

Unstoppable comedian, actor and all-around talented individual Chris Rock is set to return to Australia as part of his Ego Death world tour. Recently announced, the dependable stand-up will be trotting around the world to take his apparently very personal and intimate new material to his many fans. And Aussies will get to experience it […]

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Adelaide Fringe review: Daniel Muggleton is white and wrong (but mostly white)

March 10, 2022

Daniel Muggleton is an Australian stand-up comedian wearing a tracksuit. His trademark comedy is poking holes at bogans, racism, and almost anything else he can think of. He has a regular podcast and is a comedy club regular. On this chilly Tuesday night in the open-air Piglet Theatre at Gluttony, he wasn’t fazed by the […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Lady Sure Knows How to Sing the Blues

March 10, 2022

Sometimes, everything aligns to create that perfect moment. International Women’s Day marking the opening night of Lady Sings the Blues was one of those moments. As the full-house crowd filled the Melba Spiegeltent in Gluttony, it was clear that something special was about to happen. The feeling of the wooden floors, the mirrored walls, the […]

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A woman stares at her reflection in a mirror.

Theatre Review: Opening Night at Belvoir is surprisingly relatable and empowering

March 6, 2022

Opening Night at Belvoir in Sydney is the story of an actor, Myrtle (Leeanna Walsman), who finds herself at a point in her life where her age begins to make her feel invisible. She starts to question her relevance and her ability as a performer as she undergoes rehearsals for a new play. Everyone around […]

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Sam Songailo

Adelaide Fringe Review: Augmented Reality mural activation brings street art to life in Port Adelaide

March 3, 2022

Port Adelaide has long been a street art hub, with the Wonderwalls Festival being a celebrated event. Both local and international artists have produced large scale murals, making the Port an artistic destination. For the 2022 Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide artists Vans the Omega and Dave Court have combined forces to create virtual reality interpretations of […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Kira Yang is Not Your Average Asian Girl

March 2, 2022

It’s not a particularly good start when the venue doors open late, and the show starts before everyone enters. Then again, it’s probably a reflection of the popularity of Kira Yang filling the Nexus Cabaret room. Kira, front and centre, is the subject of Not Your Average Asian Girl, following her transformation from being quiet […]

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