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Liveworks: the elusive and intriguing experimental performance art festival returns to Sydney

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News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

Performance Space’s annual festival of experimental performance art has returned to Carriageworks for 2017, with a program of new work from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. It’s always a little bit of a mystery as to what you might experience at the Liveworks festival, unless you happen to be super clued into the contemporary arts

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The Production Company gives Brigadoon a Game of Thrones makeover

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Musicals, News & Commentary, Stage |

You have two and a half weeks to wrangle 22 musicians and 30 performers, create their costumes and construct a set that evokes the Scottish Highlands, circa 1717. Who you ‘gonna call? The non-for-profit outfit The Production Company, that’s who. Philanthropist Jeanne Pratt founded the Melbourne-based company in 1999. It’s dedicated to providing work for

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Bell Shakespeare completes 2018 line-up with Julius Caesar

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News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

New York’s Public Theater staging of Julius Caesar in June this year proved to be one of the most politically controversial productions of the decade, and now Australian company Bell Shakespeare is revisiting the play for a national tour in 2018. The Public Theater production seemed to depict the assassination of Donald Trump — with a Trump-esque figure

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Miracle City review (Sydney Opera House, The Studio)

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Musicals, Reviews, Stage |
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Miracle City has taken a long road to its own promised land: the Sydney Opera House. The Australian musical, penned by composer Max Lambert and the late Nick Enright, started its life in a now legendary sold-out workshop staging directed by Gale Edwards at Sydney Theatre Company in 1996. The musical received a rapturous response and was due

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One the Bear (La Boite, Brisbane)

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One the Bear is the co-creation of Candy Bowers and Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers of Black Honey Company. If intersectional feminism had a mega-church, their award-winning cabaret, Hot Brown Honey, would be its Sunday mass – I’ve seen them fire up some serious crowds. One the Bear is a very different offering from Black Honey

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Buyer and Cellar review (Ensemble Theatre, Sydney)

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American writer Jonathan Tolins’ hit 2013 one-man play Buyer and Cellar stands as proof that truth is far stranger than fiction. The narrative of the play itself is a total fiction, but the central piece of information that inspired it is entirely true: Barbra Streisand has a mall in her basement. This tidbit was revealed in her

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