Win a double pass to Velvet in Sydney

Current Competitions, Stage, Win |

VELVET (starring Marcia Hines) is returning back to Sydney after a sell out season and will be playing the Roslyn Packer Theatre from July 26. VELVET is a celebration of all things disco, pitting dazzling acrobatics against disco divas as this sexy, spectacular and sparkling show channels the original Studio 54 nightclub. The show stars

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Closing Gala: Songs of Love and Revolution review

Reviews, Stage |

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival always begins, and concludes, with a Variety Gala. It has been a feature of the event since it began 17 years ago and it highlights one of the Festival’s most endearing aspects — which is that, temporarily at least, it creates a community of artists. This is much remarked upon by internationals and out-of-towners.

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Circus Oz: Model Citizen review (Birrarung Marr, Melbourne)

Reviews, Stage |

Circus Oz is the company that wears its heart on its sleeve and puts its money where its mouth is. Within hours of Senator George Brandis announcing his attack on the Australia Council in 2015, its management fired off a condemnation when other arts companies sat on their hands. After last Thursday’s opening of its new show

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Black Eyed Susans (NGV Melbourne)

Live, Music, Reviews |

Sold out, sold out, sold out…. The Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria hums with anticipation on Friday night (June 23) although the trestle tables lined with diners make sure that the area in front of the stage is more compressed than usual. The Black Eyed Susans, an all-male band named after a flower

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GLOW review: is Netflix’s new series Orange is the Black 2.0?

Reviews, Screen, TV |

Netflix’s new show GLOW is a fictionalisation of the personalities and stories behind-the-scenes of the 1980s wrestling promotion and TV series, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The ten-part series premieres today, and is inevitably going to be compared to Orange is the New Black.  On paper, the shows have plenty of similarities: GLOW is a comedy-drama Netflix original, following an ensemble cast of “strong” women

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