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Sep 28

Oz Asia Festival 2017 – Apprentice – Mercury Cinema – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Apprentice, is film set in Singapore which remains one of the few developed nations that retains capital punishment and the death penalty. The story follows a young man working as a prison guard as he moves between home and work embodying a claustrophobic existence not far removed from the men he guards. …

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Sep 26

FAIRWEATHER – OZ ASIA FESTIVAL – 4.5K

An evocative, haunting multimedia performance incorporating spoken word, visual imagery and music, “Fairweather” is based on the life and work of the enigmatic artist Ian Fairweather. Composer Erik Griswold, artist Glen Henderson, and poet/narrator Rodney Hall have come together to present his story in a way that reflects Fairweather’s paintings : their multi-layered nature, rhythm …

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Sep 09

James Morrison’s Academy Jazz Orchestra – Her Majesty’s Theatre – 4K

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by Tom Eckert Anywhere else people might be skeptical that one of the best musical schools in the country might be found in a isolated rural centre. Not so in South Australia where the James Morrison Academy, which has been founded on the international eminence of its instructors including the eponymous James Morrison, takes in …

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Mar 14

FRINGE 2017 – Trainspotting Live – 4K

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I’ve always had a mixed relationship with Trainspotting. Having seen the movie several times, I often waver between thinking that the film is either: a) a cult classic and searingly honest view into the life of addiction, and b) seeing it simply as a bunch of selfish people destroying their lives and the lives of …

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Mar 14

FRINGE 2017 – We Live By The Sea – 5K

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If you’re looking for a unique, moving, and uplifting Fringe experience, then We Live By The Sea is the show for you. Katy, a fifteen-year-old girl who is on the autism spectrum, is cared for by her elder sister, Hannah. Her only friend is Paul Williams, her imaginary dog, the only thing that manages to …

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Mar 13

FRINGE 2017 – Wicked Wizards from the East – 3.5K

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All of the Wicked Wizards from the East are bucking against stereotypes: all of the magicians claim that despite being expected to become doctors, accountant, and lawyers, they decided to become performers, much to their parents’ chagrin. The magicians stick to this theme throughout their performance, which includes a lot of genuinely mind-boggling slight-of-hand magic …

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Mar 11

FRINGE 2017 – ECHOES OF THE MASK – MARRAYATTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – 4K

A non-narrative experimental theatre event using film, performance, dance, live and recorded music, and creative set design.  Scenes were written by various groups of students using the theme of voyeurism as a cohesive link between the pieces. The audience were put in the position of being the watched as well as being the watchers, sometimes …

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Mar 10

FRINGE 2017 – Dave Callan: Every Video Clip Ever – 3.5K

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Dave Callan, well-known Australian comedian, one-time Rove Live panellist and Triple J host, takes on the challenge of recreating countless famous video clips throughout history. Joined by some audio-visual help and a couple of back-up dancers, Callan’s energy doesn’t let up for the hour-long tribute to the classics. He works through over thirty years of famous video …

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Mar 09

FRINGE 2017 – FABIEN CLARK – DON’T WORRY HE’S NOT PERMANENT – 4K

Appearing in the very small Cranny, where someone had accidentally turned off the aircon, in front of a sweaty audience who had seated themselves so as to be in the direct path of the airflow from the fan was Fabien Clark, heroically appearing at this years fringe despite the fact that he now shares his …

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Mar 05

Tinder Surprise – Goodwood Institute – 4.5K

Local productions can be hit-and-miss during the fringe season; especially when comedy is thrown into the mix. Luckily, the cast of Tinder Surprise hit all the right notes with excellent chemistry and comedic timing. The show is an interesting combination of theatre and sketch comedy, and follows Mike and Fiona as they wade through the …

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