Category Archive: Performing Art

Performing Art

Sep 23

OZ ASIA FESTIVAL – UNTIL THE LIONS – AKRAM KHAN COMPANY -5K

A stunning retelling of the story of Amba / Shikhandi ( The Mahabharata ) through the eyes of a woman abducted on her wedding day and subsequently rejected by all, which leads her to challenge notions of gender and time and to invoke the help of the gods in order to exact revenge on those …

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Sep 08

THEATRE – Dracula – Space Theatre – 4.5K

If you are fascinated by special effects or a brilliant use of a revolving stage, then this show is for you. The story is about Count Dracula, and the tales of Transylvania. This theatre performance features incredible use of the stage where it feels like you’re watching a movie. The lights and sounds synchronised in …

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Sep 03

THEATRE – Marathon – Bakehouse Theatre – 3.5K

It maybe exhausting watching them but this is no marathon for audiences who can also enjoy Adam Cirillo’s fine performance. 3.5K

Jul 22

Kokoda – by Peter Maddern – Star Theatres – 2017 – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Wandering into the Star Theatre’s space, one is struck by the closeness of the venue. An opera theater on a micro scale, and surprisingly well suited to a one man play. Kokoda follows the experience of one Private Morris Powell (played by Todd Gray) as he lives through the trials of the …

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Jun 16

CABARET FESTIVAL – Pajama Men – 3.5K

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This is just stand up comedy, very good stand up to be sure but stand up, pure and simple and not cabaret. 3.5K

Jun 10

CABARET FESTIVAL – Lady Beatle – 4K

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Lady Beatle is a stirring walk down memory lane that ends in ostensible displays of audience pleasure that highlight the spread of ages that both this show and the music comfortably traverses. 4K

May 17

THEATRE – 1984 – Her Majesty’s – 4.5K

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This new adaptation is a visually stunning assault on the senses with the video design perhaps the highlight of the staging. 4.5K

May 05

THEATRE – Private Peaceful – Bakehouse – 5K

It is hard to overstate the quality of Francis’ performance. His is a performance worth cancelling all prior engagements for. A stunning one man debut! 5K

Apr 28

THEATRE – Mr Burns: A Post Electric Play – State Theatre and Belvoir – The Space – 4K

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Bold and ambitious and not for anything but a skilled cast and crew Mr Burns poses useful questions about the impact of current pop culture. The more one is in in tune with such shows and referencing the more this will delight. 4K

Apr 28

THEATRE – M. Butterfly – St Jude’s Players – 3K

When a show like this clicks over into its fourth hour, this reviewer at least reckons some pruning of the script would have been in order. 3K

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