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Cats

The stage musical is one of the longest-running and most successful shows ever created, so there has been a lot of apprehension about Tom Hooper’s lush, star-packed movie version of Cats. Well, it certainly is  a sensory-rich, enveloping cinematic experience. The lyrics in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s musical are based on poems in T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s […]

Confessions Of A Mormon Boy

Six generations of family devotion, two years in a missionary position, a traditional heterosexual marriage that produced two children, and a set of teeth ivory hunters would frantically load and cock (their guns) for; yet none of this could suppress the gay man trapped in a Mormon’s body, Steven Fales. After journeying to hell - […]

Feline low in Darlo

BY WILL FOURNIER If you live in Darlinghurst, you might want to keep your cats inside at night.  There is a gruesome rumour circulating among locals of an old man stalking and killing the furry felines.  Darlinghurst resident Anna hasn’t seen her cat Lenin in a month.  “You should’ve seen me this morning,” she said, “I was bawling […]

Cat Ripper prowls

BY WILL FOURNIER   If you live in Darlinghurst, you might want to keep your cats inside at night.  There is a gruesome rumour circulating among locals of an old man stalking and killing the furry felines.  Darlinghurst resident Anna hasn’t seen her cat Lenin in a month.  “You should’ve seen me this morning,” she said, “I was […]

Packemin Youth Productions’ CATS

It’s the theatrical sensation that packs a purr. The musical Cats can never seem to stray from the spotlight for long, and it now returns to Sydney with a new take from Packemin Youth Productions. Defying all the warnings about working with children or animals (well, animal themes), the massive cast of 120 performers includes […]

Suspected cat burglar caught

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The Cat Protection Society has been overwhelmed by the good spirit of supporters, after a donation tin was stolen from their Enmore Road premises. CEO of the Cat Protection Society Kristina Vesk described the theft as “disappointing”. “It feels like double hit to me because it feels like it threatens the cats […]

Naked City: Can the katzenklavier save the bilby?

It was not the photo op that Taronga Park hoped for when the over-pampered little Prince George grabbed his fluffy toy bilby and hurled it away on a much-publicised visit to the zoo last week. Nevertheless, it was an appropriate visual metaphor for the plight of this endangered Australian marsupial - a favourite morsel for […]