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The difference between directing a funeral and directing theatre

The difference between directing a funeral and directing theatre

In The Director , Turnbull and Thoms explore many elements of the death industry, including the smell of a crematorium, the tools of the mortuary and when to drive a tractor into a chapel.

  • by Anne-Marie Peard

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Supernatural feminist fable comes of age
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Supernatural feminist fable comes of age

Feminist parable, supernatural quest and queer coming of age story combine in this striking new play with an offbeat edge.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
'Superbly cocky': McKenna shines in Rep's 'One Man, Two Guvnors'
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'Superbly cocky': McKenna shines in Rep's 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

Never mind the plot. It’s the energy that matters in this great end of year show.

  • by Alanna Maclean
Phillips directs hilarious Twelfth Night for Melbourne Theatre Company
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Phillips directs hilarious Twelfth Night for Melbourne Theatre Company

Simon Phillips’ production of Twelfth Night remains highly anticipated, as anyone who has seen him direct Shakespeare for the MTC will know.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Things go wrong in Catherine Tate's live show - but not to its detriment

Things go wrong in Catherine Tate's live show - but not to its detriment

The performance essentially plays like an extended version of a TV episode - with bloopers.

  • by Craig Platt
Jury detective work key in 'oppressive and tense' staging of a classic
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Jury detective work key in 'oppressive and tense' staging of a classic

How the dynamics of the jury play out over the 90 minutes of the piece is the fascinating thing.

  • by Alanna Maclean
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Hamlet deconstructed at the end of the world

Hamlet deconstructed at the end of the world

An acquired taste, this one, but at least Hamlet Apocalypse does what it says on the box.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
'Exclusion' a melancholy comedy navigating changing sexual seas
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'Exclusion' a melancholy comedy navigating changing sexual seas

A fine cast tackles the script with sensitivity and humour.

  • by Alanna Maclean
Astroman's warmth and poignancy appeals to all

Astroman's warmth and poignancy appeals to all

Now on stage at Arts Centre Melbourne, Astroman is a colourful coming-of-age story.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
If you care about acting, rush to see Max Gillies in this Beckett
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If you care about acting, rush to see Max Gillies in this Beckett

The noted political satirist captures the echo of life fading in this flawless production of Krapp's Last Tape. ★★★★★

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Subversive adventure packed with black humour

Subversive adventure packed with black humour

The Rug is an experimental opera that's both ambitious and hilarious.

  • by Cameron Woodhead