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Theatre review: A Streetcar Named Desire, Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne

The MTC's take on Williams' 20th century classic impresses, but lacks genuine menace.

Two men are holding up paper puppets that are dressed in the same clothing as they are. Hare Brain.
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Theatre review: Hare Brain, Claremont Show Grounds, Perth

Inanimate objects came to life in this rendition of the hare and the tortoise tale.

A woman wearing a cardboard crown. She has a black top over a light blue skivvy. La Belle Epoque.
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Theatre review: La Belle Epoque, Theatre Works

A multimedia play that interweaves different art forms to tell the story of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

A woman wearing a fancy ruffly red dress and tiny matching hat is standing in front of a pop art sign that says 'Popera.' She has one arm stretched out.
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Performance review: Popera: Sex, Death & Politics, The Butterfly Club

Uma Dobia plays a feminist icon in 'Popera', ready to stamp out opera’s entrenched sexism in sparkly knee-high boots.

MSO. Dan Sultan. A man is seated at a piano on the left. He's singing. In the background are an orchestra of strings. A conductor is on the right.
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Music review: Dan Sultan x MSO, Hamer Hall

This masterful collaboration demonstrated the immense power of elevating First Nations voices on the orchestral stage.

A man in shadow is crouched over in the centre of the room. Around him are four people, two standing on chairs. They are throwing bit of paper in the air. The lighting is awash in red and white spotlight. Elegies: A Song Cycle.
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Theatre review: Elegies: A Song Cycle, fortyfivedownstairs

A new production company makes its premiere with a slick and funnier than expected rendition of songs about losing loved…

Two women argue. The woman on the left has shoulder-length hair and wears a blue and white striped top. The angrier woman on the right has a scarf covering her hair. Behind her stands a man in a red and black flannel short who appears to be trying to calm her down.
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Theatre review: Sunset Strip, New Theatre

The New Theatre tackles a play by one of Australia’s hottest theatrical exports.

A woman is balancing on her arms, with her legs bent back to accommodate a bow and arrow between her foot.
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Circus review: Cirque Bon Bon, The Athenaeum

All the circus acts you know and expect, but with a Guinness World Record holding performer thrown in as well.

Three panels. A man is on the left, a woman on the right. The middle section is bare except for a wooden household object. The panels are lit inside but there is darkness surrounding them.
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Theatre review: Macbeth (An Undoing), Malthouse Theatre

The Scottish play returns with a few modern twists and a (muddled) feminist focus on Lady Macbeth.

Two young men wearing blue short-sleeve tops. One is in the centre of the frame with his arms wide apart and his mouth open. The other is standing on the right side looking down at his phone.
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Theatre Review: Brothers Wreck, Subiaco Arts Centre

The ties that bind after a tragic loss are examined in exquisite detail in this WA production of Jada Alberts’…

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