Peter Maddern

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Apr 12

THEATRE – After Dinner – State Theatre – Dunstan Playhouse – 3.5K

Not exactly thinking person’s theatre but a sure winner as night out. 3.5K

Mar 19

FRINGE THEATRE – That Daring Australian Girl – Holden Street Theatres – 4.5K


Muriel Matters – heroine, warrior, woman! An intimate journey of suffrage and self-actualisation made alive under the magic touch of Joanne Hartstone. Kryztoff 4.5K

Mar 14

FRINGE COMEDY – Mark Twain Tonight – Buckingham Arms – 2K

When one reflects that the four most famous quips of Twain as rated by Mr Wikipedia didn’t make it to this show, it is hard to conclude this show nailed his subject or his target audience. 2K

Mar 14

FRINGE COMEDY – The Gong Show – Producers – 3.5K

For a different take on the Best of format, the Gong Show is fun. 3.5K

Mar 14

FRINGE MUSIC – Louise & Sally on Tin Pan Alley – Queen’s Theatre – Kryztoff 5K


Transcendent, spine-tingling vocals. Exultant classical and improv piano virtuosity. A rhapsody painted in the colours and language of the soul. Kryztoff 5K

Mar 12

FRINGE 2018 – Music – “One Wild Night: The Australian Bon Jovi show” – The Arkaba – 4.5K

By Julia Cudsi A tribute show is something of a known quantity – you go in living on a prayer that you will  hear your favourite songs and hoping that the tribute artist treats your favourite star and their music with respect without giving them a bad name. And that is precisely what “One Wild Night” did …

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Mar 12

FRINGE 2018 – Comedy/Improv – Unplotted Potter – Tandanya – 4K

By Julia Cudsi Another Fringe staple for repeat attendees, Unplotted Potter is the brainchild of local improv troupe Scriptease. As the title suggests, this show is one for the Harry Potter fans – each night, an extremely minor character from the Potterverse is selected (via the scientific process of a name drawn from a hat …

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Mar 11

INTERACTIVE – Selfies After Dark – Brklyn – 4K

This is a clever and well composed production and well worth being part of the ghastly Steph’s squad for an hour. 4K

Mar 10

FRINGE CABARET – Anya Anastasia: The Executioners – Queen’s Theatre – 4.5K


“Anya Anastasia: The Executioners” is cabaret at its best. A tongue in cheek dissection of all things current affairs. Fresh, energetic, invigorating. Kryztoff 4.5K

Mar 09

FRINGE THEATRE – My Brain is a Dick – Tuxedo Cat – 2K

A personal project of no great merit. 2K