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The lighting is blue. On the left a woman dressed up in metallic silver with matching headgear and long sharp nails is looking at a man in a black cloak and a mask on the right.

Peformance review: When Night Comes, The Astral

A multi-sensory immersive experience that blends theatre and cocktails.

A dark-skinned Aboriginal man with a short grey beard gestures with his left hand while holding a microphone in his right hand, into which he is speaking. He wears a brown hat, brown jacket and tan-coloured slacks. A brown-skinned Aboriginal woman wearing glasses, with her hair hair held back by a headscarf, sits to his right, but she is not the main focus of the photograph. The two sit beneath a screen, suggesting they are speaking on stage together.

Culture keeps the fire burning at Desert Mob

Desert Mob ignites Mparntwe/Alice Springs with First Nations pride and supports ethical purchasing of artworks alongside diverse programming.

The silhouette of a woman and a man can be seen behind a lit up sheet. Around them there are planks of wood, greenery and a TV set.

Theatre review: The Last Train to Madeline, Meat Market Stables

A two-hander that tracks an evolving friendship through time.

A woman is lying in a bathtub covered in bubbles. A man in a blue checkered shirt and t shirt sits nearby her and looks down at her.

Theatre review: Cost of Living, Queensland Theatre

'Cost of Living' is a play for our times about the price we all pay to be human. 

A man with a salt and pepper beard is standing to one side and looking into the distance. He is wearing a white tunic and a crown made of flowers and leaves.

Theatre review: King Lear, Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3

Bell Shakespeare takes a minimalist approach to 'King Lear' in its first production of the play since 2010 – to…

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So you want my arts job: Theatre Critic

Aside from the glamour of swanning around on opening nights among the glitterati, being a theatre critic necessitates a lot…

Julia Slater-Allan and Sam Corr in ‘Cutting Onions’. Photo: Supplied. A woman sitting on the countertop based in purple light in a domestic sitting, gesturing to a man wearing a black hoodie.

Theatre review: Cutting Onions, The MC Showroom

A visual extravaganza about modern relationships.

Natalie Gamsu. Photo: Marija Ivkovic. A person smiling brightly wearing a red top and black skirt, which she is holding in her hand.

Theatre review: Shrapnel, fortyfivedownstairs

A production that celebrates Natalie Gamsu and invites the Jewish South African community to recall memories of their formative years.

James Joyce (Tref Gare) performing his spider dance in ‘ Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl’. Photo: Jody Jane Stitt.

Theatre review: Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl, St Martin’s Theatre

A new play exploring Irish novelist James Joyce’s Paris years in the 1920s.

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