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Bibliophile | The Fortress asks questions about power and the status quo

The Fortress by SA Jones In world much like our own that has never been affected by the #MeToo campaign, Jonathon Bridge has a good life. He has a top-tier job, a fascinating wife, a child on the way and a string of nubile young women or ‘poodles’ available for sex at his workplace. He […]

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Government’s religious freedom review won’t report until May

Government’s religious freedom review won’t report until May

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has extended the reporting date for the government’s religious freedom review. The Prime Minister announced yesterday that the Philip Ruddock led review will not be expected to report until May, due to the sheer number of submissions to the panel. The panel was originally due to report its findings by March […]

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Review | Looking for a #pickup?

Review | Looking for a #pickup?

#pickup | Palace Society at 1907 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ #pickup is the most hilarious show I’ve seen at Fringe. It’s not what I expected. I was pretty sceptical at first. Maybe it was the hashtag in the title, or the complete overabundance of fifty-something hetro couples who piled into the room with me.  But #pickup […]

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Review | Driftwood: Circus at its most intimate

Review | Driftwood: Circus at its most intimate

Driftwood | The Edith Spiegeltent | Til Feb 11 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Driftwood is a performance for the touch starved. Intimate, comfortable, and endlessly fascinated with the human body, Casus Circus has given us the performance equivalent of a tight hug on an isolated beach. Driftwood is physical theatre to an exceptional soundtrack […]

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Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Nanette | Heath Ledger Theatre | 27th-28th Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★  It’s not often that an audience sitting in a half-stunned silence is the mark of a good comedy show. No one coughs. No one even shifts their feet. Most importantly, no one laughs. When I spoke to Hannah Gadsby last week about her comedy […]

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Bibliophile | Daniel Handler explores All The Dirty Parts of high school

All the Dirty Parts: A Novel by Daniel Handler Bloomsbury The main reason for picking up this book is that Daniel Handler also goes by the name Lemony Snicket and I have enjoyed his twisted children’s books, A Series of Unfortunate Events.  All the Dirty Parts is fairly perverse as well as being somewhat perverted, […]

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REVIEW | Laika: A Staged Radio Play – Dreams. Responsibility. Truth.

REVIEW | Laika: A Staged Radio Play – Dreams. Responsibility. Truth.

Laika: A Staged Radio Play | The Blue Room Theatre | til Sept 30 | ★ ★ ★ ★   Laika: A Staged Radio Play produced by Second Chance Theatre Company explores a group of plucky wedding guests who come across an abandoned radio station and an old radio play about cosmonauts from a Russian […]

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Review | Teischa and LANKS cast a spell on Jack Rabbit Slims

Review | Teischa and LANKS cast a spell on Jack Rabbit Slims

It’s not often than a relatively unknown act will surprise you with a world class performance, but that is exactly what LANKS opening act Teischa delivered at Jack Rabbit Slims. Vocally sounding like the illegitimate Florence Welch and Adele’s secret love child, Teischa is an emerging artist that takes just one listen to fall under […]

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Women Who Kill: Horror and humour collide at Revelation Film Fest

Women Who Kill: Horror and humour collide at Revelation Film Fest

Women Who Kill (★★★★★) starts off with an advertisement for a hardware store – the one stop shop which has all the things required for getting that dead body off your hands. The ad is on the podcast coming out of New York by ex-partners Morgan (Ingrid Jungermann) and Jean (Ann Carr). The deadly serious […]

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Wacky Winter Movies: What’s on at the cinema this July?

Sometimes, it is best to see a film with very little knowledge about the film and absolutely no expectations. Fortunately, A Ghost Story (★★★★) which is directed by David Lowry doesn’t have much hype surrounding it. Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, it is an ambitious exploration of loss and the legacy we leave behind […]

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