Joyous activism makes for outrageous theatre

"There was no chance of falling asleep in this theatrical endeavour – it was intellectual, informative, funny, charming  and quite outrageous," writes theatre reviewer HELEN MUSA.

Deftly acted ‘Fragments’ is no fun night out

"I struggle to find the value in a work that serves primarily to show that mental health problems exist for young people, and to drag you through that experience without much relent." "Fragments" was was no fun night out for theatre reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT.

Performance provoking ‘Possibility’ leaves audience unprovoked

If just presenting a range of possibilities was the point and leaving it to the audience to decide, then it was neither provoking nor satisfying, writes "CityNews" reviewer LEN POWER.

Playwright brings her ‘Fragments’ together

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews a new play of eight monologues called "Fragments".

Much to like about ‘Much Ado’

Reviewer JOE WOODWARD says "Much Ado About Nothing” once again illustrates Bell Shakespeare’s ability to perform Shakespeare’s comedies very well. 

ANU students take the stage – Kabuki style

THE ANU’s Za Kabuki club claims to be the longest-running Kabuki theatre group outside Japan, and will this weekend present its 42nd annual evening of Japanese theatre – in Japanese.

Young cast bring ‘lightness’ to modern classic

The fun young cast brought a lightness of touch to this adaptation of a modern Australian classic, which meant that watching them perform and enjoy their time on the Courtyard Studio stage was engaging, writes ARNE SJOSTEDT

Little Dove sweeps the awards at Sydney Fringe

Canberra theatre director Chenoeh Miller and her company Little Dove Theatre Art have triumphed at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

Inspirational Kirsty wins a national award

Kirsty Budding of Canberra’s Budding Theatre was announced as "YMag Woman of the Year" at a glitzy event on the Gold Coast over the weekend (Saturday, September 28). 

Comedy and tragedy sitting side-by-side

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews next month's staging of Bell Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing”.

School theatre brings museums ‘alive’

CANBERRA’S annual "Come Alive" museum theatre festival for schools is coming up this week in the Courtyard Studio of the Canberra Theatre Centre. While over...

Crowd-pleasers bring Rep back from its ‘Edge’

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews Canberra Rep's new season, 'From the Edge', and discovers there's to be a new name for Theatre 3.

Curtain down on Theatre of Image

The curtain has come down on Theatre of Image, arts editor HELEN MUSA reports from Sydney.

Review / The intimate ‘Window’ on two worlds

Theatre / "The Woman in the Window", by Alma de Groen, directed by Liz Bradley. At Theatre 3 until September 21. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman TWO women, one in...

Too famous to murder, Anna sits in the window

Karen Vickery may well be just about the most sought-after actor in Canberra, but she’s really hit her straps when it comes to her role in the “The Woman in the Window”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Cast receive high praise for its wit and talent

Each inhabited their roles and turned on a truly satisfying, articulate and expressive performances that left the audience watching each gesture, writes reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT after seeing "The Good Doctor".

‘Belfast Girls’ sunk by opening-night audio issues

"Belfast Girls" is an interesting and important story, but much of the dialogue was difficult to hear and crucial revelations were inaudible or unclear, writes reviewer SIMONE PENKETHMAN.

Review / Theatrical magic not to be missed

When all the elements come together so well in the theatre, as it does in this production of "Shakespeare in Love", it’s magic and not to be missed, says reviewer LEN POWER.

Review / Loud band mars bright show’s opening night

The over-enthusiastic band detracted considerably from the overall enjoyment of an otherwise admirable presentation, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS after seeing "Legally Blonde".

No holds barred with Butterfield’s comedy

"Raw" comedian Isaac Butterfield returns to Canberra this weekend with an hour of sharp social observations of the society people live in today— the good, the bad and the ugly.





Defiant Libs won’t repent for their comments on China 

The Chinese embassy has lashed out at two Liberal members of parliament, Andrew Hastie and James Paterson, saying they would need to “repent and redress their mistakes” before they would be welcome in China, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

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