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A person in an orange top manipulates two puppets - an old woman in a wicker chair and a young boy with a yellow jumper and orange hair. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Performance review: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Claremont Showground

A puppetry show that lovingly explores an intergenerational bond.

Loot. Three people on stage look down at a corpse in a coffin, a young man with a moustache, an older grey-haired man and a blonde woman in a nurse's uniform.

Theatre review: Loot, AdAstra Theatre

Given a strong production and cast, Joe Orton’s celebrated 'Loot' is as relevant today as when it was first written.

Four people lie entwined in a group, they are all wearing white or cream coloured clothes. Closer. La Boite Theatre.

Theatre review: Closer, La Boite Theatre

An enthralling tale about the contentious nature of love and lust.

Sydney Theatre Company. Into the Shimmering World. Image is a stage set of a farmhouse kitchen, set upon a platform with stairs up to it. Three of the four walls are missing and a man in farmer's clothes stands on the left of the platform with arms outstretched.

Theatre review: Into the Shimmering World, Sydney Theatre Company Wharf Theatres

The brutality of the Australian landscape is evoked to tell a story of love, loss and renewal. 

James and the Giant Peach. A man dressed in boy's shorts and shirt has two people either side turned towards him and putting their hands on him, they are dressed as insects. They are all on a stage with a big orangey red backdrop and a couple of chairs, which could be representing the inside of a peach.

Theatre review: James and the Giant Peach, QPAC

A visually splendid production that would have benefited from greater attention to the narrative.     

Whitesnake3000. A woman of Asian appearance looks at the camera from side on. She is smiling and wearing white face make-up while sucking on a green tube.

Performance Review: WHITESNAKE3000, State Theatre Centre of WA

Autobiographical dance theatre work exploring artistic, cultural and gender identity.

West Side Story by Opera Australia. A dark harbourside long shot of two young lovers - Tony and Maria - standing on metal balcony embracing, with a cityscape behind them.

Opera review: West Side Story, Sydney Harbour

A stunning revival production of Opera on the Harbour’s biggest hit musical.

GRIT. Image is four young people on a stage against a black backdrop. A man at the front has a mic and is shielding his eyes from the light with his hand. Behind him two woman are also singing into mics, while a third woman is closer to the front sitting on a seat with crossed legs and lacing her fingers around her knee.

Performance review: GRIT, Perseverance Street Studio, Queensland

Captivating songs and stories about regional towns.

Akaraka. A dark set with two people of African appearance, a woman with braided hair and a wraparound shoulderless costume, wearing a red necklace and an older seated man, dressed in regal robes with a red hat.

Theatre review: Akaraka, The Substation

Akaraka grapples with topics related to the West African diaspora in Australia.

Teeth and Tonic. Two young women sit on a couch looking at a phone with raised eyebrows. One is in a short black dress with a red shirt over it and on the right is one with brown/black trousers and an apricot top.

Theatre review: Teeth and Tonic, La Mama Courthouse

An exploration of misogyny but leavened with humour and friendship.

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