INTERVIEW: NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA’S WAYNE HARRISON

  Hakawati is a Sydney Festival show that allows you to be swept away to an Arabian night in Western Sydney. The show is a celebration of food and stories and is inspired by an Arabic tradition where storytelling is combined with breaking bread. This event will have its world premiere at the El- Phoenician…

DVD REVIEW: THE FAMILY LAW

  For too long, Australian TV shows have been white-washed and white bread but a series like The Family Law looks poised to change all of that. The SBS dramedy feels authentic in its depiction of the Law family living in Queensland in the nineties. The show has real heart and it will make you laugh…

INTERVIEW: DIRECTOR DENNY LAWRENCE TALKS ABOUT ALL MY LOVE

  Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore are two famous, Australian writers. But what people may not realise is that the pair were also lovers and secretly betrothed. This information has only come to light in the couple’s surviving letters and in Gilmore’s memoirs and forms the basis of a new play titled, All My Love….

EVENT REVIEW: FINE FOOD AUSTRALIA

Fine Food Australia is the nation’s largest food service tradeshow. In 2015 the event was held at Sydney’s Olympic Park. Across four days, chefs, cooks, bakers, students, bartenders, waiters, food technologists, consultants, baristas, butchers, managers, sales people and owners of food-related businesses, were given the opportunity to network, form new business relationships and discover market…

THEATRE REVIEW: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW @ THE LYRIC THEATRE, SYDNEY

  Welcome to the jungle. No, welcome to the camp science experiment that is The Rocky Horror Show. The play debuted in London in 1973, made it to Australia in 1974 before it was a cult movie favourite the following year. Now over forty but certainly not fat or fired, this show is still flirty,…

DVD REVIEW: OLIVE KITTERIDGE

  Olive Kitteridge is part curmudgeon and all chameleon. The difficult high school teacher is caustic and thorny as a mother and wife living in a bleak town in Maine in the seventies and eighties. The mini-series is a slow, nuanced affair that contains as many layers as an onion. It’s something that will keep…

DVD REVIEW: SCOTT DOOLEY – DEBUT

  Scott Dooley’s Debut is a “Stand-up comedy film”. It’s not strictly a recorded version of his live show nor is it an in-depth documentary of his travels. In Debut Dools offers us an account of his life spent on the road, performing stand-up and doing promo spots and above all, making people laugh. Dools’…

DVD REVIEW: GIRLS SEASON 3

  Girls isn’t a glamorous show and in many ways that’s what makes it feel so brutally honest and real. In the third season the characters are the most fully developed and realised versions of themselves to date. It’s also one that is full of the kinds of stories and things that will challenge, enthral,…

DVD REVIEW: SPIKE ISLAND

  Imagine The Inbetweeners if they were an aspiring jangly rock quintet living in Manchester in 1990. The result would be Spike Island.The film tells the story of a gang of lads who just want to get off with girls, be in a band and meet their idols, The Stone Roses at the latter band’s…

LIVE REVIEW: ST. VINCENT @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (25.05.2014)

  Annie Clark may not be godly but when she performs as St. Vincent she is like something out of this world. The Manhattan native made her Sydney Opera House debut for Vivid Festival and received a standing ovation. She had shown us all why 2014 has been her year thanks to a mesmerizing, theatrical…