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Archives for February 2022


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

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

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

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

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

SHOWBIZ: Auditions

• Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG): Towards Zero (by Agatha Christie) February 28 and March 1 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Strathmore Community Theatre, Loeman St., Strathmore. Director: Dennis Hine St Clair. Audition bookings: denniswilliamhine@gmail.com or 93067661.• The 1812 Theatre: Til Beth Do Us Part (by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten) February 27

SHOWBIZ: Local Theatre Report

• Williamstown Little Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (by Oscar Wilde) Until February 26 at 2 Albert St., Williamstown. Director: Ellis Ebell. Bookings: www.wlt.org.au • Malvern Theatre Company: Switzerland Until February 26 at 25A Burke Road, Malvern. Director: Andrew Ferguson. Bookings: www.malverntheatre.com.au • Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG) The Merchant of Venice (by William

SHOWBIZ: Jack and Millie

Returning this March as a part of the 2022 VCE drama playlist, writer Alaine Beek shares a new Australian work based on her personal experience of traversing a cancer diagnosis on March 2 and 3 at the Wyndham Cultural Centre and March 16-19 at The Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne. The black comedy Jack and Millie brings

SHOWBIZ: A Woman’s Life and Love

So classical music of the past few centuries has been by men, but a forthcoming concert will look at a famous work by Robert Schumann from a fascinating female perspective. Starring one of Australia’s foremost sopranos Antoinette Halloran, with internationally acclaimed pianist Coady Green, A Woman’s Life and Love is at Hawthorn Arts Centre at

SHOWBIZ: And She Would Stand Like This

And She Would Stand Like This takes Euripides’ tragedy, The Trojan Women, and brilliantly re-imagines it in drag. This is a luminous production with a terrific ensemble cast. Hecuba (Kikki Temple) is drag mother to her chosen family, the ‘House of Hecuba’. Her ‘children’, Grace (Mikki Daely), Miss Scott (Guillaume Gentil) and Baby (Peter Wood),

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