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An Anglo-Australian man smiles affably at the camera. He has short dark hair, stubble, and wears a white t-shirt. He is standing in front of a light yellow backdrop. Andrew Hamilton.
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Prison really is a laughing matter for this stand-up comedian

Andrew Hamilton used stand-up comedy to rehabilitate himself after a stint in jail, and hopes to be able to do…

A woman with brown hair and a pink dress and an open book on her lap is sitting next to a man dressed up as a beast, with horns and facial hair. There is a backdrop of a library.
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Musical review: Beauty and the Beast the Musical, Her Majesty's Theatre

A fun night out for the whole family thanks to theatrical magic and big budget spectacle. 

A blonde woman in a strapless evening gown is standing next to a bathtub, which is on a raised platform.
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Performance review: The 2024 Variety Gala, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival Theatre

A charcuterie plate of cabaret excellence!

Ride the Cyclone. On a dark stage a group of young school uniform clad people group around a young man who has a green halo around him. Surrounding all of them is a circular ladder like piece of design.
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Musical review: Ride the Cyclone, Hayes Theatre

A Canadian hit musical makes its Australian debut.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert. A couple of drag queens and a transwoman stand on stage in front of an orange backdrop and a prop bus. They are in extravagant costumes and are holding hands.
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Musical review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – the musical, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

This accomplished jukebox musical served as a reminder of how far society has (and hasn’t) evolved. 

A natural rock formation in the rough shape of a window looks out over a river and surrounding Nanda Country. Two children wearing Akubra hats sit in the window, their backs to the camera.
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APAM heading to WA

The Australian Performing Arts Market will be hosted in Western Australia by PAC Australia in 2026, 2028 and 2030.

Image: The Butterfly Club. The Librar(IAN) poster with a digitally edited image showing a portrait of a person smiling set against a bookcase.
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Theatre review: The Librar(IAN), The Butterfly Club

‘The Librar(IAN)’ is a semi-autobiographical hour of comedic theatre celebrating the important role libraries and librarians play in their local…

A young white smiling white man holds up one arm and in the other holds a Harry Potter book.
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Theatre review: Potted Potter, Athenaeum Theatre

Hogwarts inspired mayhem with hilarity and beach balls...

Andy Balloch. Image is a head and shoulders shot of a quizzical/concerned looking white man with bleached blond hair, a green jacket over a white open necked shirt and a plastic skeletal hand on his shoulder.
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Comedy Review: Andy Balloch, The Motley Bauhaus, MICF 2024

Welcome to the madcap games in Andy Balloch's lounge room. Who will he be next?

A young white woman stands side on against a greeny/blue backdrop. She has long wavy light brown hair, bright red lipstick and is wearing a white short sleeved shirt and black pants. Brodi Snook.
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Comedy review: Brodi Snook: Villain – Encore, The Greek, MICF 2024

Brodi Snook showed the world that the road to assertiveness was both hilarious and shocking as she embraced her villain…

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