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Melbourne Fringe's gender benders, suspenders and upenders

Melbourne Fringe's gender benders, suspenders and upenders

Faux Fringe Fest and Lashes offer much more than your traditional drag show.

  • by Cameron Woodhead

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Friends' Ross & Rachel, 10 years on
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Friends' Ross & Rachel, 10 years on

Melbourne Fringe Festival: Jessica Stanley's darkly comic play explores pop-culture relationships and how they impact our own.

  • by Eleanor Marsh
Homage to horror flicks a gory, glorious night out
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Homage to horror flicks a gory, glorious night out

Jakop Ahlbom's Horror will please even those who don't consider themselves a fan of the genre.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Evita review: Don't cry for Tina Arena's timely Eva

Evita review: Don't cry for Tina Arena's timely Eva

Take a woman with brains, star power and political ambition and what do you get? Not a safe seat in Federal Parliament, that's for sure. What you do get is a show with renewed currency about the rise and demise of one of Latin America's most intriguing and controversial figures, Eva Peron.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Fresh new comedy speaks to the zeitgeist
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Fresh new comedy speaks to the zeitgeist

Amelia Roper's Lottie in the Late Afternoon mixes well known actors with rising talent.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Accidental Death of an Anarchist review: Truth flies out window tied to body

Accidental Death of an Anarchist review: Truth flies out window tied to body

Dario Fo knew all about fake news 50 years ago.

  • by John Shand
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Tao Po review: Stories of life after death
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Tao Po review: Stories of life after death

As the death toll mounts in Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, the rippling stories behind that toll sometimes go untold.

  • by Nicole Precel
Luna Gale review: Gale-force winds shift the moral sands

Luna Gale review: Gale-force winds shift the moral sands

Who is most capable of raising a child? The crystal meth-using parents or the sober grandmother?

  • by Joyce Morgan
The Merchant of Venice review: The quality of comedy is somewhat strained

The Merchant of Venice review: The quality of comedy is somewhat strained

An impotent Shylock makes for a comedy-drama with the drama expunged.

  • by John Shand
The unbearable rightness of being young and silly
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The unbearable rightness of being young and silly

The brilliant comic talents of the trio known as post are on glorious display in this slice of absurdist and scatological nostalgia.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
The Comedy of Errors review: A pie in the face, and as funny as a fight

The Comedy of Errors review: A pie in the face, and as funny as a fight

The Pop-up Globe lends old comedy new immediacy.

  • by John Shand