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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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 […]
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 […]
There’s a common theme between Elephents, the latest Fringe World show from local production company The Last Great Hunt, and another of their shows. Falling Through Clouds, which premiered at PICA late last year, set a heartwarming story of an ambitious scientist trying to revive an extinct bird species against a dystopian backdrop of a […]
By Sam Hartley His Majesty’s Theater provided the most complementary of locations for Mark Morris’s superbly choreographed Mozart Dances last night. Performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) and underpinned by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, you feel like you’re being drawn back to the 18th century Classical period, as if Mozart himself were […]
There’s a scene in FAG/STAG that I’m pretty confident a lot of 20-something guys will be able to relate to. Out in Northbridge and feeling bored, Corgan co-opts a toilet cubicle and settled in for a Tinder swiping session. Starting with discerning commentary and careful choosing – women with kids are out, so are ones […]
This year’s Fringe World program is intimidatingly thick, and the lists of stellar events contained within frustratingly incompatible with both my bank balance and my sleep schedule. If you’re feeling the same way, don’t despair – I’ve pored through the program to give you a starting point for shows to see. Cabaret A sassy mix […]
Despite being in its toddler years, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape is earning a rep as one of the best foodie events in the nation. We were lucky enough to score tickets to a breakfast hosted by Heston Blumenthal – the eternally bespectacled celebrity chef who has the heart of a chemist, and is partial […]
Here’s a piece of dinner-party trivia for you: the term “masochism” came from the name of an Austrian writer, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who was renowned in the late 19th century for writing about sexual relationships of power and dominance, which at the time was incredibly controversial. His only work translated into English was the novella […]