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Review: A Life in the Theatre – Darlinghurst Theatre Company

David Mamet’s ‘A Life in the Theatre,’ currently playing at the Eternity Playhouse as part of the Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s season, examines the challenges and rewards of a life committed to an industry that has both so much to offer, but simultaneously demands so much in return. Chronicling the experiences …

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Amazing Ways to Spend Your Summer…What Shows to Catch this Uni Break

Great news everyone…it’s nearly the end of semester 2 which means that summer is around the corner and uni is out for the next 3 months! Now there is just one hurdle to overcome (unless you are a fellow arts student and have already submitted your assessments – congrats!), exams…the …

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Interview: Sculpture by the Sea’s MITCHELL THOMAS

Mitchell Thomas is currently undertaking his final year of honours at UNSW Art & Design, majoring in Sculpture/Performance and Installation studio. You are an entrant at this year’s 20th anniversary of Sculpture by the Sea. Describe how it feels to exhibit your work at the world’s largest annual outdoor sculpture …

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Review: E-Baby at the Ensemble Theatre

The Ensemble Theatre’s second last show for 2016 is set to leave audiences excited about what next year may hold after an interesting and fabulously performed production of ‘E-Baby’ by Jane Cafarella. The show follows two women – one, a mother of two who is eager to share the joy …

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Sculpture by the Sea: Why It’s Worth the Trek

If you’re looking for reasons to ditch the books for a chance to enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather, this year’s Sculpture by the Sea is possibly the best choice you can make. This easy 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk is filled with sculptures by the finest works from over 100 …

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Review: NUTS’ My Little Doll

Ladies and Gentlemen, do not forget as you walk into this play that the subtitle is The Farce, cuz My Little Doll will truly farce you up. My Little Doll is a new venture for NUTS as it features a veteran cast with a fresh crew. For many of them, …

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It’s Time for More Shows on Aussie Shores!

Last year’s Sydney Theatre Company Production of ‘The Present,’ inspired by Chekhov, adapted by Andrew Upton and starring Cate Blanchett, was a highlight of the 2015 theatrical year for many. Now the show is preparing for its run on Broadway in New York City, where Blanchett will be making her …

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Review: Barefoot in the Park – The Ensemble Theatre

Barefoot in the Park is a Neil Simon classic about love, commitment and youthful optimism, and is currently playing at the Ensemble Theatre. When newlywed Corie rents a brand new apartment for herself and her now-husband (without his approval), the problems seemingly roll in…the apartment is tiny, faulty, up 6 …

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Review: NUTS’ The Pillowman

Pillowman! aaaa-AAAAAA-aaaah! Fighter of the…… lifetime-of-sadness-man? The Pillowman is essentially what you would get if you had Franz Kafka write an edition of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Instead of people turning into cockroaches, you get demons turning into people and then back into demons (metaphorically though, duh), …

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Review: A Little Night Music – NUTS

Last night’s opening of NUTS’ ‘A Little Night Music’ once again showed just how talented UNSW students really are! Made of a cast and crew from degrees and disciplines across the board, what is always exciting about a NUTS show is the talent you discover and witness each time you …

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A Little Night Music is Coming! Interviews with Cast and Crew from NUTS’ 2016 Major

UNSW’s theatre society – NUTS – is getting ready to take over the stage at NIDA with their 2016 major production, A Little Night Music (ALNM). With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, this 1973 Tony Award winning musical is bound to be entertaining as …

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Review: Telling Tales – Excursions in Narrative Form (Art)

  (2 June – 9 October) @ Museum of Contemporary Art Inside the MCA’s newest exhibition is ‘Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form’, a group exhibition of artists working in a range of mediums, each exploring the magic of narrative and storytelling. There were two works in the art gallery …

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Review: Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor

On at Griffin Theatre Company’s Stables Theatre, ‘Those Who Fall in Love like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor’, is a short play comprised of vignettes that investigate the relationship between love and time and how each both advantage and manipulate the other. The story weaves around five different scenarios …

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Review: The Literati

Justin Fleming has done it again with yet another reimagined Moliere work proving to be a total success. Currently staged at The Stables theatre, ‘The Literati’ is a fast-paced, witty and spectacularly unreal story of a family brought together by a love for each other and separated by a love …

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Review: Tribes (Ensemble Theatre)

‘Tribes’ by Nina Raine and on at the Ensemble Theatre until July 2nd, explores that which intrinsically connects us. The play calls into question whether it is language that defines our interpersonal communication, or something much deeper altogether. Examined through the context of a pseudo-intellectual family for whom the value …

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Review: In The Heights

Playing until June 12 at AIM’s John Painter Hall, ‘In the Heights’ is an exciting, vibrant and incredibly catchy musical that offers a piece of New York that Exclaim Theatre Company has done well to bring to Sydney! As Lin Manuel-Miranda’s star continues to rise thanks to his latest genius …

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Wonders of the Web: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. It is a web series, presented as online vlogs spoken by the characters directly to the camera. They are scripted, but done as if the characters are speaking as themselves, ad libitum. The actors’ …

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