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Sense and Sensibility – The State Theatre Company – The Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

By Tom Eckert Sense and Sensibility takes the classic Austen text and ironically puts a retro spin on it. In a continued effort to bring classic texts to a modern audience in an entertaining and accessible way the State Theatre Company are successful. The text itself is treated with a sensitivity, humanism and humour that …

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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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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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Who would have thought that a pre-apocalypse party could be so much fun? Laurie Black welcomes us into her living room and regales us with apocalypse-tips, poetry and song. With her warmth, wit and charm she soon has the audience doing anything she asks them to do, even when she’s telling them not to do …

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FRINGE 2018 – THEATRE – Apartment of the Feign – Bakehouse – 2.5K

This is a simple and not daring set up and the script takes us nowhere particularly new 2.5K

FRINGE 2018 – Kids/Dance – Disco Kids – The Austral – 3K

By Julia Cudsi What little kid doesn’t love to party? Following a tested and true formula for entertaining little ones, Disco Kids takes a dash of automatic bubble machine, a sprinkle of awesome balloon animals and a handful of funky disco beats and turns it into a fun afternoon out for all concerned. Although this …

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FRINGE 2018 – Escape Room – Escape Room Treasure Hunt: The Bootlegger’s Dilemma – Gluttony – 4K

By Julia Cudsi For the uninitiated, an Escape Room is a very specific type of activity – if you like your evenings out to be a passive occasion where you sit in a comfortable seat sipping on wine and not interacting with others, then this is definitely not an activity for you. However, if you thrive on …

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FRINGE 2018 – Circus/Physical Theatre – Cirque Nocturne – Empyrean Theatre, Gluttony – 4K

By Julia Cudsi It would come as no surprise to the average seasoned Fringe-goer that adult physical theatre, or “sexy circus”, has become increasingly popular in recent years. Unfortunately, this generally means that there are the extremely good, the middle of the road, and then the very average types of shows. I must admit that …

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FRINGE 2018 – Comedy/Improv – Maestro 3rd Annual National Impro Games – National Wine Centre – 4K

By Julia Cudsi Improvised comedy is something of a Fringe staple – it fits right in with the ethos of a cheap, fun night out, hopefully with a lot of laughter and perhaps a few drinks thrown in. The Maestro 3rd Annual National Impro Games certainly delivers on all of these promises. The format of …

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Two people, brought together by chance, search for ways to keep hope alive. Through their nightly shadow-puppet play they are able to create stories and worlds over which they have control.  They can make plans, express their fears, laugh, and make it through another night. Nameless throughout and with their pasts virtually erased by the …

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