Circus & Cabaret

Melbourne International Arts Festival Review: NoFit State’s Lexicon circus is a crowd pleaser

October 6, 2018

Looking for a dosage of engaging, crowd-pleasing and talent filled entertainment? NoFit State‘s Lexicon has everything you need. Dripping in nostalgic, early European costumes and a magnificent live band playing immersive and often gothic folk music, the circus embraced originality whilst still holding dear to it’s roots. 250 years ago a man by the name […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Jake Matricardi showcases stellar storytelling ability with The Gargoyle

September 21, 2018

Jake Matricardi plays a centuries old stone gargoyle who was struck by lightning whilst perched atop a church, plummeting into the river and rising with blood in his veins and a heartbeat in his chest. Living his days beneath a bridge, this wondrous and creative one man production explores the gargoyle’s existence and the stories […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Darwent & Gray’s The Rest is Drag is a divine, feel good production to make you think

September 13, 2018

I called my boyfriend just after four o’clock. He was leaving his boring office to get on the boring train with the potential of taking a squiz at the boring financial review before eating a boring dinner and you get the gist. His flamboyancy was lacking, but lets not tell him that just yet. “How […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Ivy Paige is engaging and fearless in Seduction

August 28, 2018

Ivy Paige’s cabaret show Seduction sees the former Voice contestant don a tight golden dress, with her… talents… on full display, as she taught the crowd how to be a successful seductress like her. Accompanied by her trusty keyboardist, the show delivered some fantastic numbers, that were loosely tied together by dialogue and audience participation. […]

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Circus Review: Cirque Adrenaline – Arts Centre Melbourne (part II)

April 14, 2016

It seems to be a growing trend for high intensity circus shows to be making their way down under, and we are not mad about it. Cirque Adrenaline is the latest blood pumping, heart racing, thrilling new show to settle into the State Theatre, and what unraveled over the course of two hours was nothing […]

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Circus Review: Cirque Adrenaline – Arts Centre Melbourne – 02/04/16

April 6, 2016

Melbourne’s Arts Centre was buzzing on Saturday night with excited adults and children alike awaiting the start of the highly anticipated Cirque Adrenaline. As the name suggests, the show aims to wow audiences with edge of your seat displays, and showcase circus artists performing death defying stunts. As the sound hushed and the curtain rose […]

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Circus Review: La Verità – State Theatre, Melbourne Arts Centre (21 to 23 January 2015)

January 24, 2016

La Verità could only be described as a swift fall down a rabbit hole where reality is warped and nothing is as it seems. Surrealist tones are prevalent throughout this offbeat circus extravaganza which revolves around the discovery of one of Salvador Dali’s scrims that was found in a wooden box in a theatre after […]

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Interview: Illusionist Cosentino (Melbourne) on cultural differences, performance mishaps and more!

March 12, 2015

Having been awarded the prestigious honour of being named Magician of the Year in 2013 by the International Magicians Society, New York (the International Merlin award) and with 4 prime-time specials under his belt having aired in over 40 countries; Australia’s favourite performer Cosentino returns with his new live show Twisted Reality – which promises […]

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Backstage with Cirque Du Soleil: We learn the history of "Totem" with International Publicist Francis Jalbert

November 13, 2014

Now enjoying performances under The Big Top in Sydney, Totem is the latest production from Montreal’s Cirque Du Soleil to hit Australian shores following the success of past productions like Ovo and Michael Jackson The Immortal. It also co-indices with the 30th anniversary of the iconic company, who have performed in front of close to […]

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Arts Review: Circus Oz: Cranked Up! – Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour (02.01.14) – Performances to 27 January!

January 4, 2014

Every two years, Melbourne’s much respected Circus Oz pitch their tent in Sydney, and while it might feel like just yesterday that the troupe were last here, that time has arrived once again, with Thursday night holding the opening night premiere of the newest Circus Oz production: Cranked Up. While Sydney Festival offers circus and […]

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Event Review: Miss Burlesque Australia 2013 – Athenaeum Theatre (25.05.13)

May 25, 2013

Burlesque – when you hear the word, what does it conjure up in your mind? Perhaps twirling dancers, lace outfits, stunning costumes? Or maybe nipple tassels, whips and leather? No matter where your mind wanders, tonight’s Miss Burlesque Australia 2013 will cover all areas – and whilst we personally have been getting over the hot […]

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Fringe World Live Review: Zack Adams: A Complete History – The Treasury Cabaret (13.02.12)

February 17, 2012

Following rave reviews for his previous show Love Song’s for Future Girl Shane Adamczak a.k.a Zack Adams returned to the Perth stage to revive his show Zack Adams: The Complete History for the Fringe World festival. An autobiographical tale peppered with some fine musical moments as well as plenty of laughs. The life of Zack […]

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