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Review: NUTS’ presents Savages

Review: NUTS' presents Savages

If you want to lose your faith in men entirely, NUTS’ production of Savages is perfect evening viewing. Four horny, aggressive, lonely blokes sail away on a cruise ship for the boys’ trip of a lifetime. However, their close living quarters quickly feel suffocating as old rivalries resurface and tensions …

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Review: The Play that Goes Wrong

The Play that Goes Wrong, currently touring Australia, has hit Sydney with a bang. Meta-theatre in its truest form, the show begins with an introduction by the director of a fictitious amateur theatre company, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, that has been plagued with a string of theatrical failures due …

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Musical Review: Company, MTS

Play Review: Company, MTS

Company is a wonderful play that I would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone on a student budget and keen for a fun night out/wants to brag to their friends about how cultured they are.  If you’re looking for a night out that is fun, entertaining, and wistful, this is the show for …

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Review: The Laden Table, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

Review: The Laden Table, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company’s The Laden Table is a risqué but honest look into contemporary Australian familial life and that which divides us. In an era where religious differences are once again at the forefront of the news cycle and public conversations, The Laden Table examines how these perceptions of one another …

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Play Review: The Tempest, NUTS

2016 Club of the Year, NUTS (New South Wales Theatre Society) creates a world of magic realism and fantasy in their sold-out run of The Tempest for their first offering of the year. Distinct from traditional runs of the show, The Tempest uses song and dance as transitions and impressive …

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UNSW’s Nuttiest Society – NUTS

NUTS

The New South Wales University Theatrical Society (fondly known as NUTS by its members) is the perfect avenue for you to let out all your creative urges. NUTS is also a great medium to forge friendships with a wonderful exuberant family of actors, writers, techies, designers, and all sorts of theatre …

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Interview: James Raggart, BLINK

Interview: James Raggart, BLINK

Blitz sat down with James Raggart, co-star of the play BLINK – a quirky, dysfunctional, voyeuristic love story, but a love story nonetheless.  Could you give us a brief summary of the play? The play is about two young people from regional UK, who move to London for separate reasons. Through the …

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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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