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A ballet dancer dressed in a white frog costume is in mid air with his legs kicking out behind him. On the stage is Alice, with shoulder length dark hair, wearing a purple dress and carrying a red rose. Behind them is an image of a cottage on a wall hanging; it looks embroidered.
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Ballet review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Arts Centre Melbourne

An immersive spectacle, sure to unsettle and astound lovers of the classic tale.

Members of the cast from ‘Akaraka’ by Amarachi and produced by Empty Seat Theatre. Photo: Cameron Grant. Two people standing close to each other with their hands on the person seated in front of them, smiling. Two more people are standing at the back and off to the right hand side, their hands are held together looking slightly serious. All members of the cast have dark skin brown skin and black hair, with a red-orange background.
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'It's an Australian play': how a new CALD theatre company is turning the tables on diversity

‘Akaraka’ and Empty Seat Theatre are built by creatives who hope to lead change by example, one show at a…

Swansong. A man in a singlet with his arms crossed is staring straight ahead.
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Theatre Review: Swansong, Theatre Works

A one-man play packs a solid punch.

Qui a tué mon père. A man sits on a stage in front of a backdrop projection of an open road.
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Theatre review: Qui a tué mon père (Who Killed My Father), Adelaide Festival

A personal polemic addressing France’s neglect and contempt of the working class poor.

The 39 Steps. A man in a 30s type beige three-piece suit with a pencil moustache is on top of a box, pursued by two men dressed as police officers, also on boxes - all made to look as if it's a chase sequence on a train.
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Theatre review: The 39 Steps, Chapel off Chapel

Inspired by Buchan's novel and Hitchcock's film, this award-winning play is a highly energetic iteration.

A scaffolding like set has several bodies positioned within it silhouetted against a lit backdrop. The Threepenny Opera.
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Opera review: The Threepenny Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide Festival

Searing satire and a rage against capitalism wrapped up in a love story.

37. A group of men in AFL strips stand on stage and hold one of their group high above them. He has his arm upstretched holding an Australian Rules Football ball.
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Theatre review: 37, Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Race, community and identity in AFL.

A sunset on a beach, some actor/dancers in the foreground in front of towering curved wooden poles that look like whale bones.
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Adelaide Festival midpoint round-up

Adelaide Festival is in full swing. What were the standout elements for a first time visitor mid-festival?

LPA's proposed Live Theatre Tax Offset would support the presentation of works like 'Groundhog Day the Musical', which is now playing at Melbourne's Princess Theatre, Photo: Visit Victoria. Photo of the cast performing in ‘Groundhog Day’ musical. At the centre is a character with brown skin, long curly brown hair who appears to be singing.
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Tax incentives will boost Australian theatre investment, says LPA

A similar UK scheme has been described as a 'lifeline' for theatre productions post-COVID.

The Government Inspector. Three men in brightly coloured shirts look at the phone the middle one is holding. A woman behind is peering over his shoulder to see too. They all look concerned.
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Theatre review: The Government Inspector, Clubhouse Theatre, Townsville

A riotous Aussie adaptation of Gogol's classic work.

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