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Wednesday 27 July 2016
Arts

word travels presents: desireé dallagiacomo

Bridget Conway
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It’s a cold-bitten evening and I’m getting myself out of the house for an evening of poetry. Nestled in-between pubs and tourist shops in Sydney’s historical Rocks area, I find a woman with a makeshift sign that catches my eye. I’m here, and I’m in for a ride. I go inside and then up some…
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Friday 1 July 2016
Arts Theatre

the viagra monologues: review

Eden Faithfull
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Geraldine Brophy, actress, playwright and author of The Viagra Monologues, says of her recent foray into the male mind: ‘Parenthood, marriage, celibacy, puberty, virginity, are all complex things that influence human experience, for better or for worse. They are common human experiences, not the province of any gender.’ This notion regarding the experiential equivalence of…
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Friday 17 June 2016
Art Arts Music

bjork digital

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Lucky enough to spy tickets to Bjork Digital Dj set for the 2016 Vivid Festival just minutes after their announcement via the Carriageworks Twitter feed, I was tapping away at the ticketing page quicker than you can say ‘no you have bills to pay.’ It’s Bjork; to hell with the financial repercussions. Thus I flew…
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Monday 2 May 2016
Arts Theatre

the cherry orchard: review

Bridget Conway
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Anton Chekhov is a well-known playwright in the theatre world because he has a knack for making you think outside the conventional box. Born in 1860 in Russia, Chekhov produced four infamously classic plays and a number of short stories. The Cherry Orchard is the last of his great works and has a heavy player…
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Wednesday 27 April 2016
Arts Theatre

a man walks into a bar: review

Bridget Conway
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Sydney’s Kings Cross was once a happening party district, but with the lock-out laws still in place, late-night boozing just isn’t a thriving business any longer. Kings Cross is now almost a ghost town, and the city itself is in need of new and exciting ways to keep the party going. This is why, I…
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Tuesday 5 April 2016
Arts Theatre

swan lake: review

Bridget Conway
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It’s almost every little girl’s dream to dance the lead in Swan Lake. The chance to be the centre of attention amidst the grace and beauty of ballet at its most finest is just too enticing to resist. Admit it: even if you now couldn’t care less for ballet, there must have been some point in…
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Saturday 20 February 2016
Arts Theatre

the punter’s siren: review

Bridget Conway
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Blancmange Productions has done it again with their 2016 season opener The Punter’s Siren, on now until March 5th at The World Bar in Sydney. The play is short, sweet, and to the point, and is accompanied by nothing more than simplistic staging, talented performances, and some of the most refreshing and wittiest play writing…
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Friday 12 February 2016
Arts Theatre

the pride: review

Bridget Conway
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Darlinghurst Theatre Company has begun its 2016 season with the bold and relevant The Pride by British playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell. The script was first premiered in 2008 to critical acclaim and it’s no secret why that is. With poetic and life affirming language and an incredibly important message, The Pride is what theatre is meant to be. We…
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Tuesday 15 December 2015
Art Arts

grayson perry: review

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I paid roughly $450 dollars for a one-day trip to be in the same room as my art idol, Grayson Perry, at the media preview of his new show My Pretty Little Art Career, which just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. It is testament to the intense yearning that art, at…
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Monday 30 November 2015
Arts Theatre

we are the ghosts of the future: review

Bridget Conway
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As part of the quirky Village Bizarre festival being held at Sydney’s historic epicentre, The Rocks, there is a captivating theatre production being shown that is unlike any other. We Are the Ghosts of the Future is part performance art, part meditation, part exhibition, and wholly a piece of the jigsaw puzzle that makes up the great history of…
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Monday 9 November 2015
Arts Theatre

good works: review

Bridget Conway
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The last instalment of Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s 2015 season is Good Works, a captivating and complex play that dives into the lives of two Catholic families growing up in wartime Oz. The, sadly, deceased Australian playwright Nick Enright, writer of Property of the Clan and the stage adaptation of  Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, originally published Good Works in 1995….
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Tuesday 6 October 2015
Arts Theatre

property of the clan: review

Bridget Conway
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Showing until the 17th of October at the newly opened Blood Moon Theatre in the heart of bustling Kings Cross in Sydney is The Property of the Clan; a riveting and emotional roller coaster ride that takes you through the true story of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Stockton, Australia in…
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Friday 25 September 2015
Featured News

on the floor tackles sydney’s nightlife

Cheyne Anderson
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It was a dark and stormy night but Belvoir Street Theatre was at full capacity for the inaugural On the Floor panel discussion in Sydney on Tuesday. The joint project by fashion brand/protest outfit House of Riot and youth non-profit Vibewire aims to start a conversation on pressing political issues in the lead up to the…
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Saturday 19 September 2015
Arts Theatre

absinthe: review

Bridget Conway
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If you’re keen on burlesque, circus, comedy, and vaudeville, then you’d probably enjoy heading along to Absinthe – now running in Sydney until October 25th. From the Las Vegas live entertainment production company Spigelworld, famous for Empire, Absinthe bursts onto the scene with a tantalising cast of talented performers. The evening begins with the Chair…
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