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A woman is kneeling in the middle of a stage, with her head back. Plumes of fire are coming out of her mouth

Performance review: Limbo – The Return, The Grand Electric

Strut & Fret hits the mark with this bacchanalian mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics. 

A group photo of five men in tuxedos and three women in formal tan-coloured evening wear.

Music review: The Lost Birds with VOCES8, QPAC

An extraordinary addition to Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s programming, 'The Lost Birds' combined heartfelt music with an emotional choral experience like…

A woman in a silver top and trousers is standing in front of a drummer and his drum kit.

Music review: Snoh Aalegra, RISING Festival, The Forum

Snoh Aalegra brought all the feels to the Forum Melbourne for RISING.

A Caucasian man is wearing a black suit and playing on a black grand piano.

Music review: Kirill Gerstein, Melbourne Recital Centre

Kirill Gerstein’s performance showcases a mastery of musical expression made seemingly effortless.

A concert setting, The lead singer, all in white, but with a pink tie, is standing in front of a microphone with their head thrust back.

Music review: Fever Ray and Mo'Ju, RISING Festival, Hamer Hall

Cult act Fever Ray returns triumphantly to Australia.

A blonde woman in a strapless evening gown is standing next to a bathtub, which is on a raised platform.

Performance review: The 2024 Variety Gala, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival Theatre

A charcuterie plate of cabaret excellence!

A throng of punters watch on as three musicians perform on stage. Two of them are indistinct on the dark stage but Asha Puythi is well lit. With her arms outstretched, her colourful poncho resembles butterfly wings.

Music review: Day Tripper, RISING Festival, Melbourne Town Hall

It’s rare for a festival to have both strong acts and organisation, 'Day Tripper' ticks all the boxes.

Sky Ferreira. Photo: Patrik Sandberg. A young Caucasian woman with long blonde curls and a shiny silver dress, turned side-ways towards the viewer with a cool look and bold red lipstick.

Concert review: Sky Ferreira, RISING Festival, The Forum

US alt-pop singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira appeared too cool for her own good at her only RISING performance.

Three white women in their 30s sit on a brown leather couch. On the left is a mousy woman reading a book, on the right a smiley one crocheting a blanket and in the middle a woman in a blue jumper looking troubled and staring at the camera. Share House: The Musical.

Musical review: Share House: The Musical, Arts Centre Melbourne

The trials and tribulations of house sharing in your 30s come under the microscope in this sign of the times…

Black Box. A grey-haired man stands on a small square rostrum on a stage wearing suit trousers, a white shirt and tie. Behind him is a narrow strip screen showing a map with a large aeroplane on the right.

Musical review: Black Box, Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

An important Australian invention, the Black Box is being celebrated on stage in a new musical.  

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