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Arts / Surprises in Canberra Theatre’s celebratory season

TO dark-voiced cabaret star and MC Mikelangelo, it was a once-in-50-year opportunity to celebrate. To theatregoers keen to hear the Canberra Theatre’s selection of theatrical goodies for 2015 it was a chance to “oooh” and “aahh” at novelties, old favourites and one or two surprises at the 2013 subscription season on Monday (October 20). With […]

Arts / Rep season aims to entice

CANBERRA Repertory Society’s 83rd season is an enticing mix of audience-pleasers covering a pleasantly-predictable range of genres. Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, directed by Jordan Best, is well-calculated to provide meaty roles for REP’s actor-members, while Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian thriller “Gaslight”, to be staged by barb barnett, promises a nerve-wracking night out. It’s a stage favourite, […]

Pictures / “The Wharf Revue” at the Canberra Theatre

EVERYONE’S favourite lampoonists return for a special edition of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. This brilliant blend of side-splitting sketches and musical mayhem never fails to amuse. Fresh with a new Senate that makes unrepresentative swill look good, Canberra’s never been so appealing – Australia is open for […]

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Global climate denial industry turns its sights on Joy Burch

THE Liberal’s Brendan Smyth is joining an astonishing global rush to take offence at Joy Burch’s arts grant funding of the Aspen Island Theatre Company’s play “Kill Climate Deniers” “Embattled Arts Minister Joy Burch has presided over yet another example of bad judgment and appalling taste by granting over $18,000 to a theatre group to […]