Category: Arts In Review

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race — The Playhouse — Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 June 2021

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race — The Playhouse — Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 June 2021

Every year, Appleton’s men farmers race with a sack of potatoes over their shoulders for prize money of $1000; and, ...
A German Life — The Playhouse — Tuesday 11 to Sunday 16 May 2021

A German Life — The Playhouse — Tuesday 11 to Sunday 16 May 2021

Christopher Hampton’s one-hander A German Life sets its sights on personal responsibility and ever so gently wipes away the illusions ...
The Door — Lightbulb Improv — The Courtyard Theatre — Friday 7 to Saturday 8 May 2021

The Door — Lightbulb Improv — The Courtyard Theatre — Friday 7 to Saturday 8 May 2021

An evening’s improvised theatre at The Courtyard commenced with hostess Amy Crawford’s warmly received cheerful introduction to improvised theatre’s mechanics: ...
Animal Farm — The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre

Animal Farm — The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre

One of George Orwell’s greatest works, first published in 1945, was the novel Animal Farm, which Orwell uses to comment ...
[Musical-theatre review] Fangirls — The Playhouse, Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 March 2021

[Musical-theatre review] Fangirls — The Playhouse, Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 March 2021

Fangirls revolves around the sensation that a fictitious band’s lead singer, Harry, has stirred up in one of his millions ...
An outstanding cast and dynamic stagecraft lit up Jersey Boys @ Erindale Theatre (13 March)

An outstanding cast and dynamic stagecraft lit up Jersey Boys @ Erindale Theatre (13 March)

Review by Rory McCartney Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons had a string of huge pop hits from the '60s ...
[Arts Review] Music-Nature-Dance combine to deliver a beautifully staged yet strongly stated message in Symbiosis @ Australian National Botanic Gardens (7 March)

[Arts Review] Music-Nature-Dance combine to deliver a beautifully staged yet strongly stated message in Symbiosis @ Australian National Botanic Gardens (7 March)

Review by Rory McCartney Run as part of this year’s Enlighten Festival, Symbiosis is an environmentally themed performance run by ...
[Review] The Umbilical Brothers battle theft and tech to put on a new show @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 1 February

[Review] The Umbilical Brothers battle theft and tech to put on a new show @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 1 February

Review by Rory McCartney Kitty Flanagan did it in Canberra! Now The Umbilical Brothers are doing it, that is running ...
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Canberra REP Theatre — Thursday 18 February – Tuesday 6 March 2021

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Canberra REP Theatre — Thursday 18 February – Tuesday 6 March 2021

Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1955 play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is set in the southern Mississippi plantation home ...
Canberra 2060: Futures with a Capital F — Canberra Theatre Centre — Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 September

Canberra 2060: Futures with a Capital F — Canberra Theatre Centre — Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 September

Review by Michele E. Hawkins The year is 2060, and the earth is in serious trouble from multiple threats. If ...
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