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Elaine Crombie & The 7 Stages Of Grieving

Indigenous performer Elaine Crombie has to live over the trauma of the Stolen Generations time and again in The 7 Stages Of Grieving, written by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, and directed by Sharri Sebbens. Crombie was robbed of her Indigenous heritage when her mother was stolen from her parents. “I have no living culture […]


Never has there been more Australian interest in an American election than the current debacle, with saturation coverage across all media. Local elections come and go but none with the drama, madness and unbridled idiocy that’s currently unleashed in the US. What better time for us to cash in shamelessly on the situation and announce […]

Sparkles & Spirit

By Rita Bratovich It’s the queer highlight of the year and an internationally recognised event that attracts thousands of tourists, and it will wind through the centre of Sydney like a glowing serpent for the 41st time this Saturday. The 2019 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will feature almost 200 floats, involve 12,500 […]

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical

Baz Luhrmann’s latest creation is bursting at the sequined seams of the Lyric Theatre. Strictly Ballroom: The Musical has finally arrived. In an explosion of colour and feathers, the classic tale about overcoming repression flamboyantly enthrals audiences as much as the 1992 film did (and still does). Luhrmann’s holistic creative approach and boundless imagination means […]


Baz Luhrmann’s ultra-hyped, long-awaited take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1920’s novel The Great Gatsby has finally arrived. Heading the cast is Leonardo DiCaprio who plays the mysterious and shady Jay Gatsby with Tobey Maguire as his only friend Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as the beautiful Daisy who is married yet tragically in love […]


As we prepare for an almost jingoistic onslaught of publicity surrounding the local release of Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby, it might be timely to reflect on our obsession with all things extravagant and flamboyant. Lurhmann’s latest opus is apparently doing good business at the US box office but has been given a lukewarm reception […]