Performer, puppeteer and artist Joachim Torbahn delivers Anderson’s age-old children’s tale of courage, determination and love in a wonderfully unique way – by painting the story.
Author Brian Godfrey
Vere means faith, and there is faith aplenty in this story of a brilliant physics lecturer struck down by a debilitative disease leading to rapid onset dementia and a form of Parkinson’s.
World renowned Australian playwright, Andrew Bovell, tells a powerful, confronting story of our past and the treatment – or rather mistreatment – of Aboriginals by the white settlers.
Rush should appeal not only to F1 fanatics and rev-heads, but to anyone who enjoys and appreciates good film-making.
With themes covering our need for love, connectivity and community; plays consisting of classics, new Australian works and works daring to push the envelope; and a line up of local, interstate and even international talent, next year’s season promises to be quite exciting with a little something for everyone.
Created by one of the United Kingdom’s leading audio-visual production companies, The Light Surgeons is a study of civilised societies using the well-established Asian country as a model. The presentation’s over-riding mantra is simple (and true) – we must know who we are and where we have come from before we can know where we are going.
Starting as almost a teenage comedy of four inter-racial friends, ‘Parah’ becomes an exploration of the censorship, racial discrimination and prejudice still prevalent in Malaysian society today.
Set in a motel with its core issue being the abuse and mistreatment of young people, this is very disturbing and confronting, yet captivating theatre.
Cleverly staged in the round with the audience onstage and even at the card table with the actors, beautifully and humorously directed and performed, and highly profound while still being entertaining, this is exciting theatre
Given its mantra of calmness, its mixture of Asian art forms and its theatricality, this production is a good choice to start the OzAsia Festival celebration of cultures.
R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department) is a cop/buddy movie with a difference – the two cops are undead, waiting in Limbo for their Judgement days.
Nineteenth Century classic romantic, historical novels don’t necessarily make good stage plays but this production may appeal more to fans of the novel than the normal theatre goer.
Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison WERE Rock ‘n’ Roll in the late fifties/ early sixties, and their songs and performances still thrive today in the twenty-first century.
Therry Dramatic Society’s latest production of Private Lives has all the humour and Britishness of Noel Coward plus the deft touch and comedy of director Barry Hill all over it.
After Scotch College triumphantly stormed the barricades last year with their production of ‘Les Miserable’, it was going to be interesting to see how they would fare this year with their version of ‘West Side Story’…
Lionel Bart’s Oliver! has probably become one of the most popular musicals to grace a stage since its premiere in the early sixties but director David Lampard proves there is still a new way of presenting it.
Lord Of The Flies meets The Office? Or perhaps Devil’s Island and Gilligan’s Island? Either way it’s hell for the participant’s but fun for the audience!
Everyone should experience at least one good ‘drag’ show in their lives – and to all the rev heads out there, we don’t mean cars. This one is nice and safe for novices to experience.
2013 marks satirist and performer Phil Scott’s 30th year in the cabaret arena, making him a true Cabaret Survivor. He is amiable, funny and thoroughly entertaining.
Sometimes there is a world of difference between a good show and a good, fun night out – the variety show ‘Live At The Soul Box’ is definitely the latter.