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This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn and, in keeping with the worldwide upswing in interest in his music, Geoffrey Lancaster (an internationally renowned fortepiano specialist and conductor) will present a series of concerts covering the complete cycle of Hayden’s keyboard sonatas.
Reggie walks on stage looking like my first boyfriend and talking like I talk now (old ravings) bridging the gap between my own ears and filling up the other spaces that lay dormant.
'Looming the Memory' is a moving monologue about Grandparents, memories and visiting ones past.
Established in 1969, the 'Man Booker Prize' is one of the world's most prestigious literary awards, sought after by writers and publishers alike throughout the Commonwealth of nations to which entry is confined.
This production of 'Depth Charge' is based on the sad, intriguing idea of a scientist who genetically engineers dancers. The bodies of five dancers – flowing and dynamic with expression though they are - are wholly manufactured beings.
'Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me' is not so much based on, but instead inspired by the hostage drama involving Irishman Brian Keenan and British journalist John McCarthy in the mid 1980s.
There was something particularly lovely and ironic listening to Christian Lander, author of the blog 'Stuff White People Like' and the subsequent book of the same name, sitting amongst a hundred or so of the so-called ‘white people’ he writes about with such humour and accuracy.
Of course everyone was waiting to see how Sigrid Thornton would deliver Stephen Sondheim's most famous song, 'Send in the Clowns'.
Benito Di Fonzo has a decidedly twisted view of existence which only serves to feed the madness of this quirky show – 'The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman: AKA Bob Dylan (A Lie) - A Theatrical Talking Blues' – playing at the Old Fitzroy.
When you receive an offer out of the blue to ‘help’ someone from another country transfer their money out of their country, in return for a lump sum payment. Are you tempted?
Paul Dyer, artistic director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra left nothing to chance, including in the concert the composer’s most popular work, 'The Four Seasons'.
Old Man Bebo part of the Spanish Film Festival is a film about Bebo Valdes who is one of the last survivors of the Golden Age of Cuban music of the 40’s and 50’s.
I Am My Own Wife premiered its first showing in Hobart on May 14 and was received by a standing ovation as if it were closing night.
If you think you’re in a sterilised environment when you first see the stage for Leaves of Glass at the Red Stitch Theatre in Chapel St, you’re not far off. Walled off from each other by impenetrable, claustrophobic sheets of clear plastic, everyone in this world has their own reasons for remaining totally and utterly disconnected.
Tom Fool - playing at The Mechanics Institite in Brunswick - comes across as a little less politically charged, but still stands up as a piercing exposition of a family in decline.
In Tom Cho’s Look Who’s Morphing, the collection of short fictions play with pop-cultural narratives in a world where realities and identities are transitory, liminal and fluid.
A Dream Play - playing at the Trades Hall - is a story about a girl with a desire to learn, experience and ‘live’ what people ‘live’.
Lyric Opera has assembled a fine cast of young singers for an evening of early music culminating in a fine performance of Purcell’s masterpiece opera, 'Dido and Aeneas'.
In Inside Out, Simon, who suffers from schizophrenia, is a teenager himself. It’s more than a drag for him, however. It’s a nightmare, a bad dream shared by his mother, Sue, who watches helplessly on as her son becomes a stranger in her house.
The Melbourne season of Rafael Bonechela’s 360º is best received as a collaborative piece co-created with lighting designer Hugh Taranto and production and costume designer Tony Assness.
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