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Dickinson’s Room review (Buckingham Arms Hotel, Adelaide Fringe Festival)

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Set away from main Fringe venues at the Fringe Lodge (aka The Buckingham Arms), Dickinson’s Room is a site-specific work adapted from the poems and prose of Emily Dickinson. Bad Neighbour Theatre co-founder Charlotte Day and actor Miranda McCauley (playing Emily) have brought Dickinson’s Room to Adelaide from New York, via Edinburgh Fringe. Three small,

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Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards announced in Brisbane

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Dance, News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

The winners of the 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were announced last night by Carrillo Gantner AO, chair of the Sidney Myer Fund at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market. The winners were playwright and actor Kate Mulvaney for the Individual Award ($60,000); Nicole Beyer, the executive director of Theatre Network Australia won the

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Monash Uni launches a program of music, theatre and dance, and it looks like a year-long festival

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Dance, Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

Composer and former Adelaide Festival director, Paul Grabowsky, who is also the executive director of Monash Academy of Performing Arts in Melbourne, has announced the inaugural season of MLIVE – a program of Australian and international live music, theatre and dance curated “as a cultural response to Melbourne’s diverse and open-minded communities”. “We’ve assembled an incredible line-up

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The Children theatre review (Southbank Theatre, Melbourne)

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Australia is the second biggest uranium exporter on the planet, and it was Australian uranium that fuelled the Fukushima disaster, so one gets an awful feeling of responsibility during Lucy Kirkwood’s post-apocalyptic, barely-fantasy The Children, now playing in a Melbourne Theatre Company production. Regardless of the local relevance the Australian premiere of this British play –

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Single Asian Female theatre review (Belvoir, Sydney)

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Single Asian Female is a stylish theatrical soapie, tracing the lives of three Chinese women from one family as they negotiate the pitfalls of ethnic (dis)identification, sexuality and racial discrimination in a predominantly white, Australian patriarchal society. The head of the Wong family is Pearl, who moved from Hong Kong to Australia 30 years ago.

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Perth Festival reviews: Siren Song, Beyond Time, Repatriate, Museum of Water, Attractor

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Dance, Reviews, Stage, Theatre, Visual Arts |

Actor, writer and regular Daily Review contributor, Humphrey Bower has been engaged by the Perth Festival as a “Festival Navigator“. He navigates its first week of performances below.  The opening ceremony Gnarnk-Ba Karla Waarnginy (‘Speaking Fires of our Mother’) took place at the west end of St George’s Terrace: hardly the most obviously scenic spot, despite

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