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The Taming of The Shrew – What do we do with Shakespeare now that he’s so tamed? (Theatre review)

The Taming of the Shrew Montague Basement and PACT theatre 29 November – 10 December at PACT theatre You can grab your tickets here. Image credits:  Zaina Ahmed At the time of Shakespeare, nearly all the marriages were two stage processes. First a binding domestic contract of obligation within the families and secondly a religious […]

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Relatively Speaking – Speaking with each other, relatively. (Theatre review)

Relatively Speaking The Ensemble Theatre, 18 November to 14 January You can grab your tickets here Images: With its shades of Wilde’s Importance of being Earnest, Alan Ayckbourn manages to avoid the social timing of his 1965 play taking precedence over the verbal acrobatics, which marks his play as different from its inspiration. There is […]

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Elle – The story of woman, such that it is. (Film Review)

I’ve had some large scale personal projects this year that have prevented me from reviewing films. But there are a couple of 2016 film experiences I think are important, so I will address a few of them before the year is out. Elle (Please note! This review contains spoilers) Our first encounter with Michèle LeBlanc […]

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Ghostbusters – Ten reasons the 2016 Ghostbusters is better than the 1984 original. (film review)

I’ve had some large scale personal projects this year that have prevented me from reviewing films. But there are a couple of 2016 film experiences I think are important, so I will address a few of them before the year is out. Ghostbusters Initially I was just going to ignore the hate around the 2016 […]

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Morgan Stern – the clinic, madness and the mirror. (Theatre review)

Morgan Stern Company of Rogues and Blood Moon Theatre 23 November to 3 December You can grab your tickets here Photo credits – Chrissie Ianssen “The clinic—constantly praised for its empiricism, the modesty of its attention, and the care with which it silently lets things surface to the observing gaze without disturbing them with discourse—owes its […]

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Flood – What lies beneath. (Theatre Review)

Flood Lambert House Enterprises Old 505 Theatre 8-19 November, You can grab your tickets here. Images: Alexandra Nell   It is a perpetual bug bare of mine that white Australians think they can tell the story of those they seek to abuse – be they Australian indigenous people, asylum seekers, immigrants or people with disability – […]

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I just donated $100 US to Planned Parenthood in the name of “Mike Pence” and it felt oh so good…

  I did this because the only thing that feels good right now is action. I also subscribed to the New York Times. I urge you to do something also. John Oliver has suggested these organisations: Oliver urged viewers to donate to various non-profit orgs, including the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, the International Refugee Assistance […]

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Good with Maps – Journey’s without, within and through time. (Theatre Review)

Good With Maps Invisible Circus, bAKEHOUSE, Siren Theatre Company Kings Cross Theatre November 4 – 26 You can grab our tickets here. Photo credits Lucy Parakhina   “I’m good with Maps” declares Jane Phegan immersed in her character created by Noëlle Janaczewska. It’s a bold and declarative statement, not unlike the badges of honour we appoint […]

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My take on the U.S. election this week.

“To all the women…who put their faith in this campaign and in me…nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.” —Hillary   It was Germaine Greer who asked us what is so special about Hillary Clinton. Well I can answer that. Hillary Clinton has wanted to be president of the United States more […]

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My Fathers Left Testicle -Darkness arrives through the light. (Theatre Review)

My Fathers Left Testicle Depot Theatre with Mustard Seed Productions 2-12 November You can grab your tickets here. What is going on with Australian’s and this asylum seeker caper? It’s been years since the Hawke government set up mandatory detention centres and the (in)famous Woomera IRPC incident which saw six year old Somalian refugee Shyan […]