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Friday, May 27, 2022

Ourselves

Obstacles for The Local Paper

The Local Paper’s application to join the Victorian Country Press Association is being opposed by vested interests. The refusal comes from VCPA’s leadership which comprises powerful Victorian publishers, which include the wealthy Mott, Thomas, McPherson, Higgins and Ellen/Lanyon families. The effect of opposing The Local Paper network of newspapers is to cut off one avenue

Ourselves

Letter From The Editor

Thursday, May 26, 2022 A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Local Paper/Melbourne Observer EditorAsh Long writes to readers, advertisers We are an old-fashioned newspaper company. Our 53-year traditions, as one of the few remaining truly independent publishers of weekly community newspapers in Victoria, serve our readers well.We prize the truth, we go the extra mile for

Politics

MelbourneObserver.TV

See the latest videos from the Melbourne Observer. • Walter Stragan Interview No. 3. One Nation candidate for Melbourne. WATCH• Kammy Cordner Hunt Interview. Fusion Party candidate for the Senate. WATCH• Walter Stragan Interview No. 2. One Nation candidate for Melbourne. WATCH• Richard Peppard interview. Liberal Democrats candidate for Melbourne. WATCH• Walter Stragan interview. One Nation

Uncategorized

LATEST ISSUE: Wed., May 4, 2022

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. May 4 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220504z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220504z• Boroondara (Southern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z– Cardinia: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220504z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220504z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220504z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220504z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220504z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220504z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Kingston:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220504z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220504z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220504z• Maribyrnong:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220504z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220504z• Mitchell:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220504z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220504z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220504z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220504z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220504z• Nillumbik

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Sondheim, more to see

One of the world’s greatest ever music theatre creators, Stephen Sondheim left a real void when he died in November last year. But Melbourne Sondheim fans have a reason to rejoice next week. According to Melbourne cabaret maestro Trevor Jones, Sondheim was the greatest musical theatre composer and lyricist of the 20th century, which is

People

PEOPLE: Johann inducted

and Media Manager Johann Jayasinha into their Champions Group. It is a well deserved recognition for the Hampton Park based Johann who has been a multi-cultural sports and community leader for over 20 years. His experience is not only in the cricket arena but many other sporting codes too. He has worked with the ICC,

Arts

LITERATURE: Stella winner named

Evelyn Araluen’s Dropbear (University of Queensland Press) was named as the winner of 2022 Stella Prize for Australian women’s writing. The winner was announced at a special celebration of Australian women’s writing presented in partnership with State Library Victoria. The gala event marked 10 years since the inaugural Stella Prize was awarded. Acclaimed film and

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Funny As Sin

Ben Kochan and Concetta Caristo are two ‘separate comedians’ and a de facto couple in love. Their devotion is obvious as they bounce on stage full of energy and adoration for each other in their Melbourne International Comedy Festival offering at Cooper’s Inn, Funny as Sin. But as is to be expected, in any relationship

Arts

SHOWBIZ: The Anniversary

Comedy genius Eric Sykes’s 1967 film, The Plank, famously presents a narrative almost entirely without dialogue. The action is made up of slapstick and sight gags. The Anniversary is a zany production that follows in the footsteps of Sykes’s iconic masterpiece. Created by Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias along with director Peter Houghton, the show

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Killing Rove

Not so long ago, Rove McManus was the biggest thing on TV. The three-time Logie winner seemed to disappear from our screens overnight in 2009. Comedian Patrick Marlborough ponders this question for his frenetic show Killing Rove. While he muses about Rove’s disappearance, the disturbing, giant, deepfake head of Rove’s sidekick, fellow comedian Peter Hellier,

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Two Hits and a Ms

The welcome return of Morning Melodies at Arts Centre Melbourne, the first performance for the dedicated followers for 2022, had their feet tapping and hands clapping. With arts now gathering momentum following an almost two year hiatus, the Arts Centre is set to celebrate its 38th year of Morning Melodies with its “stellar line-up of

Arts

SHOWBIZ: The Three Witches

Macbeth’s witches didn’t quite survive the temporal transfer from the renaissance to the present day in The Three Witches at Motley Bauhaus in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Having accidentally set a train of events in motion by prophesying Macbeth’s ascension to the throne, the witches attempt to retrieve the letter he has sent to

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Arts

SHOWBIZ: Beige Bitch

I had hoped to channel my inner mediocrity to write this review and be the beige Emily Carr championed in her one woman show, Beige Bitch. Alas, I am driven to superlatives and have failed. Structured around the five stages of grieving (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance), the audience follows the tribulations of an

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Mastress of Ceremonies

Heather Valentine, writer and solo performer, in her debut work Mastress of Ceremonies has certainly workshopped her script well. The result provides the audience with a captivating and incredibly funny show. Valentine plays the character of Michelle who had been asked five minutes prior to the wedding ceremony of her ex-boyfriend to be the MC

Arts

SHOWBIZ: The Listies

“Really funny.” “Go to the back with the silly string.” “Ask every kid in the audience about the instruments.” “I liked how they did the inflatables.” “The baby was really funny.” “The audience calling out was annoying.” “A show for 5 – adults.” These were some of the comments brought forward from my two companions

Arts

SHOWBIZ: The Travelling Sisters

With a string of awards and festivals around the world, The Travelling Sisters moved to Melbourne in 2018 and since then performed at all known comedy and fringe Festivals around Australia. Meeting while studying at the University of Southern Queensland and creating comedy characters, saw Lucy Fox, Eli Sachs and Laura Trenerry start the dream

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Open Mic Night

With the production name Smelling Good Productions and show title The Annual Chumsville South North Tavern Inn Open Mic Night I did not quite know what to expect from a William L Boyd / Connor Dariol comedy festival show. These men are talented. They can sing, act, improvise, make fast costume changes, relate respectfully to

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Ross Noble

Steven Spielberg once said that the idea behind the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind was to take an ordinary individual, upend their life, and throw them into complete upheaval. Ross Noble opens his show with a Close Encounter-like theme tune foreshadowing the zany trip we are all about to go on. Against a

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Assessors sought

Denise Kuchmar, a recently appointed Short and Sweet Literary Manager for Victoria, is on the lookout for anyone interested in joining the team of Short and Sweet Play assessors. This will involve reading new works from upcoming authors for Short and Sweet International. Support guidelines are available and assessors can choose how many scripts a

Arts

SHOWBIZ: To Barbra, With Love

There is good reason why Barbara Joan ‘Barbra’ Streisand is so adored the world over – what a remarkable talent. An American icon with a career spanning over six decades – she is a multiple Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award winner. Few have reached the heights of her success. The Melbourne Symphony

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Official Competition

Opening the Spanish Film Festival was Official Competition, a biting satire from writer-directors Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn that pokes fun at the usual suspects of the arthouse cinema it emulates. Pretentiousness, petty jealousies, vanity, high art versus low are mercilessly punctured. Pharmaceuticals billionaire Humberto Suarez (Luis Gomez) wants to leave his mark on the

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Love in Bright Landcapes

Opening in Melbourne cinemas on May 5 is Love in Bright Landscapes, the inspiring, tragic and intimate life story of David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter of The Triffids. The first film for Melbourne director Jonathan Alley, Love in Bright Landscapes has been made over a 13-year period. Just as McComb used his familiar Western Australian landscape

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Jersey Boys

CLOC Musical Theatre presents Jersey Boys: the Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from May 13-28 at the National Theatre, St Kilda. Jersey Boys is the true-life story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey became Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons –

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Latest Auditions

• The Mount Players: Reservoir Dogs (by Quentin Tarantino, adapted for the stage by Emma J. Steele) May 4 at 7.00pm, May 7 at 10.00am at Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith St., Macedon. Director: Craig Lenaine Smith. Please provide a headshot and resume prior to the audition via email to the director: craigls@iinet.net.au• Heidelberg Theatre Company

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Local Theatre Report

• The Basin Theatre Group: It’s Now or Never (by Miles Tredinnick) Until May 8 at The Basin Theatre, Doongalla Rd., The Basin. Director: Chris Shaw. Bookings: 1300 784 668 between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. or www.thebasintheatre.org.au • Eltham Little Theatre: Three One Act Plays Until May 7 at the Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Driftwood – The Musical

New musical theatre work Driftwood – The Musical will be presented May 13-14 at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University and May 18 – 28 at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran. Driftwood – the Musical tells the story of renowned Austrian-Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig, based on Eva de Jong-Duldig’s critically

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

As the first main stage production in Australia in over 40 years, Melbourne Opera and IOpera will present a reinterpretation of Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at The Athenaeum Theatre, Collins St on May 3 and 5 at 7.30pm. First performed in Leipzig in

Arts

SHOWBIZ Joe Avati

Italian-Australian comedian Joe Avati presents his new comedy show 25 Live Have Some Respect at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda on May 14 for two shows at 4.30pm and 8pm. Featuring his unique brand of humour and sharp observations, and over the course of almost 90 minutes, Joe will recount life as an ethnic Australian

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Arts

SHOWBIZ: Frankston Generator

The South Side Festival – Frankston Generator will be presented by Frankston City Council, supported by Eastlink from May 6 – 8, May 12 – 15 from 5pm – 10pm, and May 14 from 3pm-4pm Visitors will go underground to be immersed in 1000 lights and be surrounded by a pulsating soundscape. In an Australian

Arts

SHOWBIZ: Law and Order PTV

Sevenfold Theatre Company presents the sketch comedy show Law and Order PTV from May 12-15 at The Toff in Town, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne. “The guy with his feet on the seats. The woman who litters on the train. The teenager who fails to produce a valid concession card. “These are just a few of

Arts

SHOWBIZ: The Human Voice

In the first fully inhouse Theatre Works produced season, actor Jane Montgomery Griffiths (pictured) will perform the renowned one-woman play Jean Cocteau wrote to be unactable titled The Human Voice on Friday, May 6 at Theatre Works, 14 Acland St, St Kilda. A woman lies dead. A telephone rings. Her last chance to speak to

Arts

SHOWBIZ: The Return

Malthouse Theatre, commissioned and presented with Rising. presents The Return from May 13-June 4 at Merlyn Theatre, The Malthouse. Torres Strait Islander playwright John Harvey recounts a dark history of Australia in The Return, inspired by Yorta Yorta man Jason Tamiru’s experiences as a repatriation worker. Locked away in museums, on display at universities and

Arts

SHOWBIZ: New play Hearth from Fleur Murphy

Australian playwright Fleur Murphy premieres Hearth, a new drama about family and belonging, from May 18-29 at the La Mama Courthouse. Murphy says: “I’ve been extremely humbled by the response we’ve received from various communities and individuals throughout the development of the work. “What’s been amazing is the space it’s provided others to share their

Latest Edition

LATEST ISSUES: Wed., Apr. 13, 2022. Out Now.

April 13 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220413z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220413z• Boroondara (Southern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z– Cardinia: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220413z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220413z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220413z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220413z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220413z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220413z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Kingston: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220413z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220413z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220413z• Maribyrnong: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220413z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Mitchell:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220413z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220413z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220413z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220413z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220413z• Nillumbik (Diamond Valley News):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpdv220413z• Nillumbik (Regional):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220413z• Port Phillip:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Statewide (Melbourne Observer):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/ob220413z• Stonnington:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Strathbogie: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220413z• Whitehorse: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220413z• Whittlesea (Regional):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220413z• Whittlesea (Urban):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpwhit220413z• Yarra:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220413z• Yarra Ranges:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpv220413z

Community News

DAREBIN: Monitor appointed to Council

The Local Paper has provided an ongoing energetic coverage of the governance shortcomings at Darebin City Council. We predicted that the appointment of a Local Government Monitor was just around the corner. The State Government appointed a Monitor today (Friday). The Monitor will support good governance and guide the Council to best serve their communities.

Latest Edition

LATEST ISSUES: Wed., Mar. 16, 2022. Out Now.

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. March 16 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220316z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220316z• Boroondara (Southern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z– Cardinia: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220316z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220316z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220316z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220316z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220216z_64bab9db298427• Glen Eira:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220216z_64bab9db298427• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Kingston:  https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220316z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220316z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220316z• Maribyrnong: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220316z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220316z• Mitchell:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220316z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220316z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220316z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220216z_64bab9db298427• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220316z• Nillumbik

Latest Edition

LATEST ISSUES. Wed., Mar. 9, 2022. Out Now.

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. March 9 Edition• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220309z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220309z• Boroondara (Southern):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Brimbank: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z– Cardinia:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220309z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220309z• Darebin (Northcote Budget): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220309z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220309z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220309z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220309z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Kingston: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220309z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220309z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220309z• Maribyrnong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220309z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220309z• Mitchell: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220309z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220309z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220309z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220309z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220309z• Nillumbik

Latest Edition

LATEST ISSUES. Wed., Mar. 2, 2022. Out now.

Read this week’s editions of The Local Paper, free online.Exact replicas of our print editions.Covering 38 local government areas in and around Melbourne with localised editions. March 2 Editions• Banyule: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lph220302z• Bayside: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Boroondara (Northern): https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220302z• Boroondara (Southern):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Brimbank:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z– Cardinia:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220302z• Casey: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpcc220302z• Darebin (Northcote Budget):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpn220302z• Darebin (Preston Post-Reservoir Times):https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppres220302z• Frankston:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220302z• Glen Eira: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Greater Dandenong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220302z• Hobsons Bay:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Hume:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Kingston: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Knox:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpknox220302z• Manningham:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpmann220302z• Mansfield:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220302z• Maribyrnong:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Maroondah:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220302z• Melbourne:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpsc220302z• Mitchell:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpm220302z• Monash:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpe220302z• Moonee Valley:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Moreland:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpnw220302z• Mornington Peninsula:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lppp220302z• Murrindindi:https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy220302z• Nillumbik

Entertainment

SHOWBIZ: Grace

The generational intersection of three women prior to an award ceremony has the potential for both humour and regret. Emma (Kate Cole) is a children’s author receiving a prestigious award. She brings her mother, Beth (Jillian Murray), with her and the interaction between these two has all the frustrating hallmarks we would find between mother

Entertainment

SHOWBIZ: Girl From The North Country

Multi award-winning hig musical Girl from the North Country opens at the Comedy Theatre on Friday, April 29 for a limited season. Written by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country tells of American life in 1934 Minnesota. It centres on a community living on a knife-edge in

Entertainment

SHOWBIZ: Double Feature

Three-time Barry Award nominee Damian Callinan presents Double Feature as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from March 31-April 24 at the Greek Centre, Melbourne. Damian mines a surprise discovery of his mother’s 1946 diary, creating a cinematic, romantic romp through post-WWII Melbourne. However, her diary poses more questions than it does answers. With

Entertainment

SHOWBIZ: Ashley says ‘Ouch!’

Comedian Ashley Apap presents Ouch! for two performance seasons, the first being for the Melbourne Fringe Rebound Festival on March 2 (Auslan interpreted), 4 and 6 at the Trades Hall Common Rooms Lounge at 9pm. Then for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Ashley presents Ouch! on March 16 and 17 at TIC Swanston (The Nicholas

Entertainment

SHOWBIZ: Lano and Woodley in Moby Dick

Lano and Woodley present Moby Dick with tales of adventure, revenge, madness, religion and “the fury and majesty of nature, all served with a side of whaling” as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from March 31 to April 24 at the Comedy Theatre. Frank and Colin have once again bitten off more than

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