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Can art save us from the pandemic, play poses

Can art save us from the pandemic, play poses

The post-modern tale of a group of 14th-century actors trying to outrun a pandemic couldn’t be more timely.

  • by John Bailey

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You need to watch this playful new work with your heart as well as your eyes
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You need to watch this playful new work with your heart as well as your eyes

We all sit and enjoy the warm glow after the applause. Here We Are Amongst You, by Rawcus, is over but we feel happy to stay.

  • by Peter Hodgson, Kate Herbert and Tony Way
Inside the slow-motion train wreck of a doomed relationship
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Inside the slow-motion train wreck of a doomed relationship

Playwright Jackson Used explores how a long-term relationship changes both parties.

  • by John Shand and Joyce Morgan
Melbourne theatre’s ‘digital pivot’: pandemic thing or a revolution?

Melbourne theatre’s ‘digital pivot’: pandemic thing or a revolution?

One of Melbourne’s smallest performance venues just launched a digital subscription service, joining a suite of platforms where you can grab the latest shows.

  • by Nick Miller
After 22 years, trailblazing founder of Rawcus calls time

After 22 years, trailblazing founder of Rawcus calls time

The award-winning theatre group with honesty as its mantra bids farewell to its founder after more than two decades.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Censored and criticised, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is perfect for our times

Censored and criticised, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is perfect for our times

When I picked up the “other” Bronte’s novel, I did so with resignation and spiritual smugness. This will be hard, I thought, but it will be good for me.

  • by Diana Reid
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The GP and popular health commentator who wants you under his spell

The GP and popular health commentator who wants you under his spell

Vyom Sharma, who juggles magic and medicine, says creating an act showed him how to earn the trust of patients.

  • by Stephen A Russell
How do you adapt an unwieldy 500-page novel for the stage? Well, it’s not easy
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How do you adapt an unwieldy 500-page novel for the stage? Well, it’s not easy

This adaption of Anne Bronte’s gothic tale The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which includes characters shifting between past and present, is epically ambitious.

  • by John Shand
Hamilton director’s next move could be an Australian first

Hamilton director’s next move could be an Australian first

Passing Strange may be the first Australian show to offer a BLACK OUT night – a performance for audiences identifying as people of colour.

  • by John Bailey
How Tim Finn and friends beat one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios

How Tim Finn and friends beat one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios

Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro rescued a dream for the team that brought us Ladies in Black.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Banned 60 years ago, this ‘obscene’ Anzac play makes its Australian debut

Banned 60 years ago, this ‘obscene’ Anzac play makes its Australian debut

Are we ready for Peter Yeldham’s play that the censors stopped from appearing on our screens in 1962?

  • by Steve Meacham