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Modernised political thriller exposes truths about human nature

Modernised political thriller exposes truths about human nature

Bell Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, with modern dress and a multicultural cast, depicts ordinary people dealing with important matters.

  • by Peter Wilkins

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Natural storyteller William Shatner ever the polished performer
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Natural storyteller William Shatner ever the polished performer

The actor's one-man show took the audience through his long career but made little mention of his private life.

  • by Craig Platt
A Beckett master draws out all the laughter in a dark tale
Melbourne Festival

A Beckett master draws out all the laughter in a dark tale

With Watt, one of the world’s finest interpreters of Samuel Beckett, Barry McGovern, adapts an early novella to the stage.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
My Name Is Jimi such a welcoming experience you feel part of tribe
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My Name Is Jimi such a welcoming experience you feel part of tribe

Actor Jimi Bani has an irrepressible charm, and the sheer glee he brings to this show is infectious.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Extraordinary and demanding double act is full of psychological  drama
Canberra

Extraordinary and demanding double act is full of psychological drama

A mixed bag, episodic in structure and multi-faceted emotionally, with outstanding performances.

  • by Michelle Potter
Melbourne Fringe's gender benders, suspenders and upenders
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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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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
Maxi Blaha impresses in this elegant and passionate one-woman play
Canberra life

Maxi Blaha impresses in this elegant and passionate one-woman play

Beloved Muse – Emilie Flöge tells the story of the fashion designer who was the life companion of artist Gustav Klimt, who may have been the model in his painting The Kiss.

  • by Alanna Maclean
Tao Po review: Stories of life after death

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
The Seasons is a funny, touching and joyously uplifting production
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The Seasons is a funny, touching and joyously uplifting production

Indigenous playwright Nathan Maynard’s is a work of refreshing honesty, totally natural in the actors’ performances and salutary in its unaffected and joyful portrayal of the mob.

  • by Peter Wilkins
Surprisingly poetic scares and surprises in this old dark house
Canberra life

Surprisingly poetic scares and surprises in this old dark house

Jakop Ahlbom's urbane Horror combines physical theatre, special effects and blood with nods to various horror movies.

  • by Alanna Maclean