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Theatre review: Little Blue Dot, Monash University

What do a team of astrophysicists have to do with making children’s theatre?

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.


Opera review: The Nightingale and Other Fables, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Festival

A stunningly inventive operatic reimagining makes its Australian debut in Adelaide. 

The Jungle Book Reimagined. Image is a group of actors on a stage with a backdrop lit blue. They are stretching and crouching, playing jungle animals.

Performance review: Jungle Book reimagined, Perth Festival

A dystopian-tinged dance interpretation of Kipling's classic work.

Pillow Fight. Against a black backdrop man and woman sit on a bunk bed surrounded by toys and puppets. Beside the bunk are boxes with labels like ’stuff’, ‘junk’, ‘Shane’s cool stuff’ and ‘Nadia’s baby stuff’.

Theatre review: Pillow Fight, Claremont Showground, Perth

A puppet show about sibling love and rivalry covers a vast terrain of adventures.

Il Tabarro. Four opera singers dressed in period nautical gear sing from the prow of a ship.

Opera review: Il Tabarro, Sydney Festival

Ambitiously staged aboard a lightship, this production struggled to stay afloat.


Theatre review: Circus 1903, Sydney Opera House

Puppetry meets circus arts in a show that's fun for the whole family.

A paper cut out of a boy in yellow top and blue pants running away from a green paper cut monster.

Theatre review: The Paper Escaper, Theatre Royal Studio, Hobart

The Paper Escaper follows the adventures of a character who wants to leave a pop-up book and write their own…


Theatre review: The Snow, State Theatre of WA

Barking Gecko Theatre presents a whimsical all-ages fairy tale from a brilliant, award-winning playwright.


Theatre review: Blueback, Claremont Showground, WA

This stunning puppetry show emphasises the similarities between humans and marine life.

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