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REVIEW: The Lovely Bones

You would not think that a production beginning with the rape, murder and dismemberment of a teenage girl who goes to heaven would provide fodder for a winning play. Susie is walking home after school through a cornfield in Pennsylvania when the family’s neighbour George entices her into an underground children’s den he has built in […]

STC Transforms Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ For Modern Times

If you see no other play before the end of the year you must see the STC’s production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar! This great play presents a dramatic realisation of power and the corruption of power on both a personal and political level,and is just about as perfect in its construction as it can be. It […]

Japanese Film Festival 2021

The 25th Japanese Film Festival finally returns and JFF Director Yurika Sugie is excited to bring the latest and greatest Japanese films back to the cinema across the country. “This year, our program tells the stories of those who dare to dream beyond limitations. From overcoming loss to breaking ties with stifling societal expectations JFF […]

Trevor Ashley Is Returning A Triumphant Lyin’ Queen!

By Linc Jenkin To say things have been difficult for our friends in the entertainment industry during the pandemic would be an understatement and the ‘sad clown’ picture Trevor Ashley posted on his Facebook fan page around the beginning of the last set of lockdowns truly was worth a thousand words about the despair and […]

North Arm returns with most personal album to date

Over the last two years we've all been forced to adapt how we work. For musical artist like Roderick Smith, who performs as North Arm, they've not only adapted how they make music but have also been influenced in terms of the message and emotion which they impart onto their music. Speaking with the Inner […]

Wharf Revue Set To Open a ‘Can Of Worms’ With Audiences 

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young The annual iteration of Wharf Revue is returning to the Seymour Centre this year, with a production titled Can Of Worms. The show, which pokes cathartic fun at the Australian political climate, is designed to get audiences thinking.  Actor Mandy Bishop explained that the show is empathetic towards its muses, while allowing […]

Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

After several postponements owing to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, The Scandinavian Film Festival finally returns to cinemas with a program of superb and award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Ten of these films are directed by women and many are Australian premieres. COVID-19 has adversely influenced film production worldwide, but the Scandinavian […]

Pixar-themed mini-golf and 3 other fun summer outing ideas

BY PATRICK MCKENZIE Pixar Putt Sick of your Pixar fix being restricted by the size of the Disney+ catalogue and the speed of your Wi-Fi connection? Fret no longer! By popular demand, and slightly delayed by lockdown, your favourite Pixar characters are popping up at The Entertainment Quarter in mini-golf form. From November 26 until […]

Discover the history of Taronga Zoo in ‘How To Move A Zoo’

There is a little-known history about Sydney, when in 1916, the zoo at Moore Park was moved to Taronga. Animal by animal, strategy by strategy, they were transported through the streets of Sydney and across the harbour, decades before the construction of the Harbour Bridge. It was a pretty wild operation, and attracted an excited […]

REVIEW: Three Winters Green

The third revival of Campion Decent’s 1993 play Three Winters Green is timely. In the midst of another pandemic, it reminds us of the devastating worldwide impact of HIV, an epidemic that has been forgotten as COVID-19 is compared to the Spanish Flu of 1918. The play follows eight people through three years of their lives […]