La Soiree is the kind of show that forces you to use in describing it all the tired platitudes you try to avoid because for once, they’re actually true. Phrases ...
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Here’s a fact about me: I nurture a healthy kind of inferiority complex, where if I don’t like something, I assume not that the thing in question is substandard, but that in fact, it’s so profound, I’ve missed the point. Food, theatre, art, dance – if it causes me to wrinkle my nose, that’s because […]
Warwick Doddrell and I quickly find out that we have in common the fact that we both have trouble taking criticism. “Are you a middle child?” I ask, assuming he’d say yes, and we’d find another point of connection with our birth order – a position typically associated with personality traits like passivity, sensitivity, and […]
The friend I took with me this week to the showing of The Confidence Man had seen it before, and arrived for the second show with a single tip to frame my viewing. “Just think what would happen if somebody didn’t play by the rules,” he said. He hastened to add that it definitely wasn’t […]
One of the questions I asked Chris Isaacs when I spoke to him last week seemed a little out of place unless you knew the context behind the query. “Is it set around a dining room table?” I asked of his new play, Old Love, which is currently showing at the Blue Room Theatre. He […]
I wanted to know why Chris Isaacs had decided to write a play about old love, so I asked him a bunch of questions about it over the phone this week, while he was having a pit stop on a trip to Busselton. The response? Well, turns out, I’d kind of answered it myself – […]
Oh, Myattsfield, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. 1. You’re pretty as a picture, nestled in the rolling hills of the Bickley, which (soz, Swan Valley) has become our new foodie destination of choice. 2. Your wine sorbets are satisfying our red wine cravings in hot weather, and have us totally […]
There was a very small part of me that wanted to be unimpressed by From the Rubble. Possessing, as I do, the very Australian infliction of tall poppy syndrome, the fearful part of me wanted the brilliant team behind this production to somehow disappoint us, to make it ok for me to not be hitting […]
I’m not really known as the most sporty person. Unless you can count the time I was lapped in the tryout race for inter-school cross country running and crossed the line with the leaders — no, no. I’m not known as a sporty person. But I may have just sown the seeds of change with […]
It’s not often you go to a contemporary dance show and leave feeling driven to create change in the world. A more common feeling would be admiration of the beauty of the aesthetics of the show, and admiration (with a just a small dash of jealously, perhaps) of the skill of the dancers on stage. […]
You should go and see this show. You should really go and see this show. For all the superlatives I could employ – and don’t worry, I will – I’m really just trying to say one thing. You should go and see this show. The Defence is a piece of satirical black comedy theatre playing […]