The Black Rider

The dark forest - Thao Nguyen as Wilhelm at centre What is it? A collaborative dance performance produced by the Travel Art Dance Company that showed for three nights last week at the Northcote Town Hall. Set to the music of Tom Wait's album, The Black Rider, the performance evokes a fairytale landscape of a... Continue Reading →

Silent Disco

What is it? A smart, energetic and utterly convincing play by Lachlan Philpott on behalf of the Griffin Theatre Company. Exploring the attitudes, priorities and difficulties of growing up in contemporary Australia, Silent Disco focusses on school life and the relationships between two students and their teacher. Buffeted by difficulties at home and in the... Continue Reading →

The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell

What is it? A play written by Reg Cribb and directed by Lucy Freeman that showed up until yesterday at Fortyfive Downstairs. Its 3 performers, John Wood, Samuel Johnson and Marcella Russo, all shine in a production that is eerily familiar, quintessentially Australian and ultimately more than a little disturbing. Wood plays Daniel Gartrell, a... Continue Reading →

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