Arts

Highlights of Barunga’s off stage festivities – Barunga, Northern Territory

June 15, 2019

The 2019 Barunga Festival wrapped up last Sunday, and it was a jam-packed 3 days of music, arts, sport and culture. Approximately 4000 people travel to the festival at Barunga, which is 80 km south-east of Katherine. Away from the music stages there was plenty going on. Sporting teams from all over the Northern Territory […]

Read More

Guest Playlist: The songs that influenced Angharad Drake’s new single “Start Again”

June 14, 2019

This week has seen Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter and musician Angharad Drake drop her new single “Start Again”, her first since the release of her debut album Ghost in 2017, and since becoming a mother.  On “Start Again”, Drake has returned to a more stripped back style of making music, erring towards the intimate and natural. […]

Read More

Louis Theroux announces 2020 Australia and New Zealand tour

June 7, 2019

Next year, the king of documentaries will be back on Australian shores for the first time following his sold out 2016 tour. Louis Without Limits will see the BAFTA winning investigative reporter explore some of the stories that made his career, in a series of shows with Australia’s own Julia Zemiro. Theroux says: “It was […]

Read More

Celebrated film composer Hans Zimmer to return to Australia

June 7, 2019

After a huge arena tour back in 2017, composer Hans Zimmer will return to our shores for three massive shows later this year. With stunning visuals, an expansive lightshow, and, of course, iconic movie music, Hans Zimmer Live will wow audiences in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne this coming October. “Performing a concert series likeHans Zimmer […]

Read More

Sydney Contemporary: At least 85 of the world’s best galleries coming to Carriageworks

May 24, 2019

For the 2019 edition of Sydney Contemporary, more than 85 galleries from across the country and around the globe will come together at Carriageworks for four days of Australasia’s largest and most diverse art fair. Five different continents will be represented, showcasing over 300 artists from more than 30 different countries, including France, Japan, New […]

Read More

Theatre Review: Made to Measure is a brave exploration in body image

May 21, 2019

An impending wedding often brings out the worst in people. Familial and societal expectations collide with capitalism at the extreme of feminine expression. The wedding industrial complex magnifies every insecurity and extracts large sums from its subjects. Where women on the larger end of the body spectrum deal with constant reminders and callouts regarding their […]

Read More

Theatre Review: Jane from H.R. is hosting her first Gumtree Orgy, and we’re all invited!

May 14, 2019

Anywhere Festival is in full swing in the River City and while theatre fans are hopping from one curious venue to another, Jane from H.R. is hosting her first orgy at the Metropolitan Motor Inn in Brisbane’s Spring Hill. Presented by Lady Beard & Co., Gumtree Orgy is both wickedly funny and heart-achingly timely, as […]

Read More

Interview: Real Live Fake News‘ Ben Keane on improv, news, and selling out (in the good way!)

May 9, 2019

Improv inspired by audience submitted real news stories, performed at the iconic ABC building in South Bank? Small wonder that Real Live Fake News‘ one night only performance has already sold out, and has a wait list for tickets! We caught up with performer and producer Ben Keane ahead of Friday night’s show, to talk […]

Read More

Interview: Dorothy May talks I Can Fly, Anywhere Festival, and the healing power of humour

May 8, 2019

Performance artist and teacher Dorothy May has a one night only engagement in Brisbane this weekend, as part of May’s annual Anywhere Festival. Ahead of her show at events-space-cum-circus-school The Sideshow, located in Brisbane’s West End, we caught up with her for a quick chat! First of all, what’s I Can Fly about? This show […]

Read More

Theatre Review: Todd McKenney is the greatest showman in Barnum: The Circus Musical (Melbourne)

May 7, 2019

After thirty seven years, Barnum: The Circus Musical – which debuted on Broadway in 1980 – has returned to Australia for a strictly limited season. This astounding blend of musical theatre and circus acts lights up Melbourne’s iconic Comedy Theatre and fills it with laughs, awe, and magic for a night of pure fun. Set […]

Read More

Bingo Loco is back and it’s barmier than ever!

May 7, 2019

Global phenomenon Bingo Loco is heading back to our shores in just a few short weeks, bringing its hectic blend of conga lines, lip sync battles, and wild prizes to venues all over Australia. Buckle up kids, because this ain’t your granny’s bingo night! The wacky brainchild of three childhood friends, Bingo Loco began life […]

Read More

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy symphony heads to Melbourne in August

May 6, 2019

Celebrated symphonic video game concert Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy will head to Melbourne this August for a single magical performance. Featuring music from numerous Final Fantasy games by long-time series composers Nobuo Uematsu and Yoko Shimomura, with music direction by Grammy-winning artist and conductor Arnie Roth, this will be a really special night […]

Read More

The 5 things we learned about Nico Muhly’s Marnie

April 22, 2019

The Omega Ensemble are Sydney’s Chamber music all-stars. In July, the group will feature in a world premiere. Young composer, Nico Muhly has composed, American Masters, especially for this troupe. The work looks poised to draw heavily on his inspirations like Philip Glass and Steve Reich. The Ensemble held a fundraiser for this new work […]

Read More

Live Review: Basement Jaxx vs. The Metropolitan Orchestra bring the Baroque Bangers to the Sydney Opera House

April 16, 2019

Contemporary act-plus-orchestra shows aren’t a new phenomenon in rock, with arena-size bands churning out orchestral projects since the 80’s; an attempt at legitimising corporate rock, re-selling already existing albums and making mums proud. With dance music reaching maturity, EDM acts and DJs are beginning to jump on the bandwagon as their audiences age and new […]

Read More
Photo credit: Jeff Busby

Theatre Review: West Side Story‘s limited run in Melbourne highlights why it is still the best of the best

April 10, 2019

Widely regarded as one of the greatest musicals of all time, the original 1957 production of West Side Story stunned audiences and changed the game for American musical theatre going forward. Since then there have been a multitude of productions focused on retelling this timeless story to new audiences. In 1961 it received a film […]

Read More

The five most pleasant surprises on the Splendour in the Grass lineup

April 5, 2019

Splendour in the Grass dominated music news this week with the unveil of their 2019 line-up, which is headlined by millennial hip hop heroes Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino, as well as world-conquering Aussies Tame Impala and Top Dawg Entertainment crooner SZA. Not just on-trend, it’s exciting as hell. But as always, Splendour is […]

Read More

Photo Gallery: Saturday Night Fever Opening Night at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star (02.04.19)

April 2, 2019

Celebrities and guests walk the red carpet for the Opening Night of Saturday Night Fever playing now at the Lyric Theatre until June 2nd 2019. You can purchase your tickets HERE.

Read More

Theatre Review: Muriel’s Wedding is a colourful celebration of the Australian way of life (Melbourne)

March 25, 2019

The 1994 motion picture Muriel’s Wedding, written and directed by PJ Hogan, thrust stars Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths to International stardom and instantly became an Australian cult classic. Grossing an equivalent of AU$117 million, today, even those unfamiliar with its origins know its iconic quotes. Now adapted into a humorous, smart and colourful stage […]

Read More

Theatre Review: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s West Side Story proves that thunder & rainbows only happen when it’s raining

March 24, 2019

It was Wet Side Story at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour on Friday night. Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway classic was an emotionally-charged and important affair. It may have been over 60 years since this musical first premiered in the States, but its themes and feel remain as fresh and resonant as ever. This production is the […]

Read More

Photo Gallery: West Side Story Opening Night, Sydney (22.03.19)

March 22, 2019

Celebrities and guests walked the red carpet for the opening night of Handa Opera’s West Side Story currently playing at Mrs Macquaries Point in Sydney Harbour, until 21st April 2019. For tickets and more details, head HERE.

Read More