The Athenaeum

Comedy Review: Sam Simmons – Not A People Person, The Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne (18.06.16)

The idea of a straight-up solo show is non existent to Sam Simmons. Strewn with all sorts of props on stage, Not A People Person is a show full of random thoughts and solo-sketches that make not laugh at any joke in particular but simply at the absurdity of it all. Simmons gets into a mode…

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Melbourne Opera to stage Mozart’s rarely performed The Abduction from Seraglio

Melbourne Opera, following a highly successful debut tour of China, have returned to Melbourne to stage their first opera of 2016; the rarely performed The Abduction from Seraglio. So rarely performed, this is Melbourne’s first professional staging of the work in over twenty years.   When the glamorous Konstanze and her English PA Blonde have been kidnapped, Belmonte…

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