Review: ‘Jackpot’ (MA) ***

Oscar works in the office of a firm where former crims Dan, Billy and Thor put plastic scrap into one end of a machine...

Review: ‘Magic Mike’ (MA) ***

STEVEN Soderbergh’s film, derived loosely from the background of co-producer and main man Channing Tatum, has generated argument on the International Movie Database about...

Review: Young terror on stage

  THEATRE “Insomniac Attack” At C Block Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre, until July 21. Reviewed by Helen Musa. WHEN things go bump in the night, your pillow...

Review: “The Door” (M) ****

IN 1987, Hungarian novelist Magda Szabo published a novel about the relationship between a novelist and her housekeeper. In 2009 director Istvan Szabo (no relation)...

Review: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (M) ** and a half

ONE shouldn’t expect high intellectual stimulation from Christopher Nolan’s film about a man wearing a funny hat and a big black cape as he...

Review: Fewer laughs in reworked ‘Invalid’

THEATRE “The Imaginary Invalid” By Molière, directed by Jordan Best for Centrepiece Theatre. At The Q, Queanbeyan, until July 21. Reviewed by Helen Musa   THIS is a revival...

Review: ‘Flute’ hits highs – and lows

OPERA Canberra Opera Workshop “The Magic Flute” Lyneham High School, to July 22 Reviewed by Clinton White   MOZART’S “The Magic Flute” is a reasonable choice for an amateur opera...

Review: Oz Opera’s cheeky delight

OPERA "Don Giovanni" Oz Opera Canberra Theatre, until July 14. Reviewed by Ian McLean I’M guessing the devilish Mr Mozart would be pretty happy if he was able to...

Review: A critic-proof Shakespearian show

THEATRE “Frequently Asked Questions” By Michael Hurst, Natalie Medlock, and Dan Musgrove At The Street 2, Street Theatre, until July 21.  Reviewed by Helen Musa   IF you love...

Review: A splendid hotchpotch of exoticism

“The Pearlfishers,” by Georges Bizet, Opera Australia At Sydney Opera House, until August 4. Reviewed by Helen Musa Unlike “Carmen,” Bizet’s opera “The Pearlfishers,” is effectively a one-tune...

Review: Dazzling music marred by shaky direction

OPERA “Die tote Stadt” (The Dead City) By Erich Korngold, directed by Bruce Beresford for opera Australia, At Sydney Opera House, until July 18. Sung in...

Review: Inspired touches to curious ‘Cats’

musical theatre “Cats” By Andrew Lloyd Webber Presented by Free Rain Theatre ANU Arts Centre, until July 22. Reviewed by Bill Stephens   CATE Clelland’s decision to set this production backstage...

Review: Dame Edna takes a bow, for now

Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour – “Eat Pray Laugh!” at the Canberra Theatre June 22-24. Canberra season closed, but now touring to Newcastle, June 29 – July...

Review: Lots to like but, oh, the staging

musical theatre “The Venetian Twins” The Canberra Repertory Society, Theatre 3, until July 7. Reviewed by Bill Stephens   AN excellent choice for inclusion in Canberra’s Repertory’s 80th anniversary season,...

Review: ‘A Royal Affair’ (M) ????

WAS Christian VII, of Denmark, insane or merely intellectually and morally inadequate to govern a small nation where he simply took part in the...

Review: Cold inspiration from the abyss

visual art “Antarctica” Works by Sidney Nolan; Chris Drury (UK); Bea Maddock; Anne Noble (NZ); Jan Senbergs; Philip Hughes (UK) and Jörg Schmeisser At The Drill Hall...

Review: In a world destroyed by warming

theatre “The Underground Ark” By Bruce Hoogendoorn, directed by Fiona Fox. At the Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre, until June 23. Reviewed by Helen Musa     IN “The Underground Ark”, Canberra...

Review: ‘Sheer fantasy’ from elite skaters

“The Nutcracker on Ice” directed by Tony Mercer, for the Imperial Ice Stars, at Canberra Theatre until June 17. THIS production is highly recommended for...

Review: a grandmother relived in theatre

“Angela’s Kitchen,” created by Paul Capsis, Julian Meyrick and Hillary Bell, at The Street Theatre until June 23.  What actor and cabaret performer Paul Capsis...

Review: Stolid take on a rare treat

MUSICAL THEATRE “Iolanthe” Presented by Queanbeyan Players The Q, until June 23. Reviewed by Bill Stephens THE Queanbeyan Players are the last bastion of the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire...

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