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REVIEW: Indigenous theatre production ‘City Of Gold’ by Sydney Theatre Company

Presented by the Black Swan Theatre Company of Western Australia and Sydney Theatre Company as part of the 2022 Perth Festival, City Of Gold is written by Meyne Wyatt, a Wongutha-Yamatji man. It is an intensely told story of a young Indigenous man called Breythe Black, played by Meyne Wyatt, who is trying to navigate the […]

Rural Australia swept up in ‘Little Tornadoes’

By Renee Lou Dallow Set in Rural Australia in a town named Tocumwal this film is a gentle homage to family life on the land.  Life in the country can be slow. Interminably slow and this film emphasises the fact.  The film begins with Leo, a young factory worker with two kids, driving home from […]

Operation Mincemeat

A fascinating WWII historical drama which details an elaborate deception named Operation Mincemeat, devised in 1943 and approved by Winston Churchill. The plan would hopefully fool Hitler into believing that British allied forces were going to strike Southern Europe through Greece instead of Sicily. The deception involved dropping a corpse with misleading papers off the […]

Petite Maman – A Gentle Exploration Of The Mother-Daughter Bond

REVIEWED BY RENEE LOU DALLOW Petite Maman, directed by Celine Sciamma, is a beautiful, slow moving, film which observes rather than comments on character. The story follows a young girl, Nelly, who, following the death of her grandmother and the temporary loss of her mother, needs to find some answers. Wandering through the woods, Nelly, […]

REVIEW: An American In Paris

Sydney, get ready to be entranced by An American In Paris, which was inspired by the 1951 motion picture starring legendary Gene Kelly. The full scale Broadway musical is now playing at the Theatre Royal The classic story is set during the liberation of Paris from the Nazis at the end of WWII and delves […]

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Reviewed by Ann McClelland Downtown Abbey: A New Era delivers exactly what all the fans want - a period piece (the late 20s) with all of the drama, plot twists and wholesome fun, yet still managing to further the story in a fresh way, without any tiredness. The story unfolds as some members of the […]

Julian Assange Documentary, Ithaka

This documentary ultimately asks, is Australian editor, publisher and activist Julian Assange a hero or villain? And is the ideology that ‘the truth will set you free’ merely that – an ideology that will never see fruition? Assange founded WikiLeaks (a whistle blower website) in 2006 and the world took notice when in 2010 he […]

REVIEW: Hyper Karting at Moore Park

By Iki Minogue Tunnel vision, the world turning inside out and it’s just me travelling through a tunnel of light and sound. 200 degrees, a superstar, weaving through the night, a tiger, defying the laws of gravity. Burning through the sky. Travelling at the speed of light. These are the only words which can sufficiently […]

REVIEW: ‘The Merry Wives Of Windsor’ at New Theatre

At first thought, placing Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives Of Windsor in 1980s suburban Australia seems unlikely to succeed. However, Victor Kalka’s tight direction, Cheryl Ward’s hilarious Sir John Falstaff, and a talented cast, pull it off – with great flair.   A simple backyard set (designed by Victor Kalka) complete with a Hills Hoist firmly […]

REVIEW: Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus – Madness, Mayhem And Mozart at Theatre Royal

BY RENEE LOU DALLOW The Theatre Royal is a cultural icon and is now the venue for another cultural icon, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is culture for kids as well as being energetic, fun and remarkably easy on the eye. They say music soothes the savage beast and so it is with […]