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Hannah Francis is Arts Editor at The Age.

Diva avoids the strut, she's here to sing
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Diva avoids the strut, she's here to sing

Stage and screen legend Dionne Warwick's family affair in Melbourne.

  • by Hannah Francis

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Older and grumpier but still brimming with warmth, wit and whimsy
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Older and grumpier but still brimming with warmth, wit and whimsy

Bill Bailey once again delivers a solid two hours of belly laughs in his latest show.

  • by Hannah Francis
Review: Kyneton goes from cool to coarse when the sun goes down
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Review: Kyneton goes from cool to coarse when the sun goes down

The joy of a good small music festival like Kyneton’s is that it's a chance to see new (and established) local talent in one hit. 

  • by Hannah Francis
Melbourne Festival 2018 breaks box office record

Melbourne Festival 2018 breaks box office record

Artistic director Jonathan Holloway has cracked $3.5 million in ticket sales for his third and penultimate festival.

  • by Hannah Francis
Ghost busting in 'Venice of the east' is kids-approved fantasy

Ghost busting in 'Venice of the east' is kids-approved fantasy

Gabrielle Wang's award-winning children's novel A Ghost In My Suitcase has been magicked into a play premiering at Melbourne Festival.

  • by Hannah Francis
Nashville darling shakes the caravan
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Nashville darling shakes the caravan

The vocal and songwriting powerhouse proves she's a force on stage in her first Australian outing.

  • by Hannah Francis
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Fire Gardens FOMO? There's plenty more to see at Melbourne Festival

Fire Gardens FOMO? There's plenty more to see at Melbourne Festival

So, you missed out on tickets to the amazing Fire Gardens? Never mind - here are our top picks on what to hurry along to.

  • by Hannah Francis
Thousands flock to botanic garden of fiery delights

Thousands flock to botanic garden of fiery delights

The fire gods - France's Compagnie Carabosse, that is - have visited Melbourne for the first time for this year's premier arts festival.

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Tiny 'theatre' shows refugee crisis in a new light

Tiny 'theatre' shows refugee crisis in a new light

Vox Motus tells a story from Europe's gigantic refugee problem in miniature - but without losing any of the gravity.

  • by Hannah Francis
Dancers flip the script in meditative show

Dancers flip the script in meditative show

One Infinity at Melbourne Festival makes the audience part of the performance. But fear not.

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This is not your average night at the circus

This is not your average night at the circus

Britain's NoFit State Circus have parked their big top outside the Botanic Gardens for the duration of Melbourne Festival.

  • by Hannah Francis