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  1. Tim Finn : White Cloud at Fairfax Studio

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    It is January 2017 and Fairfax Studio in Melbourne’s Art Centre is full of Tim Finn, Split Enz and Crowded House fans. A little older and perhaps wiser.


    The show is White Cloud: a Tim Finn, Ken Duncum and Sue Healey collaboration.

    This production has circled the globe with success for quite a while. Like all great performances and musical scores it is received by this audience with reverence and love.

    Tim Finn enters the stage confident, comfortable looking strong and very handsome underneath his signature shock of white curles. Also on stage are his guitar, ukulele, grand piano, wooden flute and his supremely talented accompanying guitarist who follows his ...
  2. White Cloud: Tim Finn at Arts Centre Melbourne

    By Tim Finn and Ken Duncum with film by Sue Healey

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    "Savage something that we need to remember
    From the wreck of history
    Family images of fading splendour
    Where they lead I’m following...”
    - Tim Finn, White Cloud

    Tim Finn
    , legendary New Zealand singer-songwriter, member of Crowded House and founding member of SplitEnz, will perform White Cloud - a musing meditative performance about family, identity and home - this January atArts Centre Melbourne.

    White Cloud alchemises observation and contemplation, photographs and journals, narrative and music to deliver apotent celebration of family, ancestry ...
  3. Regression written by Gabrial Bergmoser directed by Joachim Matschoss



    Funny, moving and thought provoking, Regression explores identity and nostalgia, examining the ways in which people change over time and how the past informs our present whether we want it to or not.

    Written by Gabriel Bergmoser the 2015 winner of the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award and directed by internationally renowned playwright Joachim Matschoss, Regression will run for a limited season at Allpress Studio in Collingwood, from August 22- 27. With a talented cast including Tim Constantine, Jason Jeffries, Tom Reed and Samantha Cunnane and innovative use of live music and multimedia, Regression will be an immersive, ...
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  4. Latest eNews: TREVOR – the reviews are in + EXTINCTION opening in Melbourne

    TREVOR – the reviews are in…




    After an opening weekend of packed houses, TREVOR by Nick Jones has audiences and critics raving.

    Don’t miss this “funny and poignant” production; tickets are moving fast…“Denis Moore directs this impressive, dynamic production with wit and assurance and Kelly’s performance as Trevor is inspired, audacious, impeccably timed, physically adroit and very, very funny….”???? – Herald Sun

    “Refined and exceptionally well acted.” – The Australian

    “another example … of Red Stitch’s reliable ability to stun and capture the best contemporary western work …. the sort of performance
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  5. Latest eNews: EXTINCTION on tour | TREVOR coming soon | Buy 4 & Save



    WELCOME TO THE SECOND ACT


    With THE HONEY BEES closing next week, we’re almost halfway through our 2016 program.



    Many of this year’s shows to date have sold out, so why not guarantee your seats for the remaining events and save money with a Four Play Pass?




    As a bonus offer, secure your Pass before THE HONEY BEES closes on 16 July, and you’ll receive a signed copy of Tom Holloway’s brand new play SUNSHINE, to debut at Red Stitch in October.

    To spoil yourself or someone special, buy your pass today.

    COMING SOON
    ...
  6. Straight White Men



    Beneath the surface, there is a lot being said in Straight White Men as it follows the most banal of Christmas’s spent with family, a situation or scenario that many would have either enjoyed or endured, and as such this scenario provides a relatable counter balance to an undescribed reality that exists outside of these walls.

    The biggest drama to unfold within this narrative centres on the perceived notions of what professional success means to the individual, which is as much as a statement about society as anything else. It is what is left unsaid that fosters the strongest sense ill-feeling, skirting past issues of gender, religion, race and ...

    Updated 19th June 2016 at 07:20 PM by Mick Pacholli

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    Theatre Reviews , TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide , Theatre
  7. 15th Birthday Party Celebrations at Red Stitch



    Sunday 12 June 2016

    Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate turning 15. If you missed it, here is Artistic Director Ella Caldwell’s speech from the night.

    Hi everyone.

    Just over 15 years ago I was an excited 19 year old, sitting next to my new acquaintance David Whiteley, in one of the first social gatherings of this new little company, in a small room in Inkerman St.
    I was overwhelmed to have been selected from over 300 actors auditioning in the first round for the Ensemble, and I was the youngest and greenest of the group. I distinctly remember enjoying Dave’s company, his ‘wisened’ perspective of being
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  8. Join our Party 12 June | THE HONEY BEES trailer | Thanks for your support



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

    This month, we are kicking up our heels to celebrate 15 years of making vital and thought-provoking Australian theatre.

    Thanks to the generous support of the City of Port Phillip, Red Stitch is partying in style at the historic St Kilda Town Hall, with music from fabulous DJ Bex Cav and Johnny Wonderpants, and delicious canapés from our good friends at Suzie Wong.

    We even have complimentary drinks to share with you until 9pm.

    We’d love you to come along and share the fun.

    Where: St Kilda Town Hall
    When: 8pm, Sunday 12 June
    Dress: A splash of red
    RSVP: by June ...
  9. ‘Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets’


    Rod the therapist (Mitch Ralston), Liz (Kelly Cupo), Audrey (Hester Van Der Vyver), Dad (Paul Dawber), and Emad Liz’s ex-boyfriend (James Ao)

    Dates: Six performances: 29 Oct. – 7 Nov. 2015
    Location: Melba Spiegeltent – 35 Johnston St Collingwood
    Tickets: $35 to $55 – group discounts apply
    Information & bookings: www.audreypopmusical.com


    Hester Van Der Vyver as Audry Hepburn in world premier of ‘Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets’

    This new Australian musical set in Melbourne which will have it's world
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  10. Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue



    Part of 2015 Melbourne Fringe festival

    Performances: Wed. 30 Sept., Thurs. 1 Oct., Fri. 2 Oct. 2015, Sat. 3 Oct., Sun. 4 Oct.

    Location: The Melba Spiegeltent – 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

    Showtime: 8pm


    For world class musicianship and titallating burlesque make a point of catching Doc Whites’s Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue at the Melba Spiegeltent situated at 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood performing as part of the 2015 Fringe Festival.

    Blues man Doc White has selected a stellar line up of musicians and performers including Jazz sensation Nichaud Fitzgibbon on vocals, ...
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  11. Ecco Homo – MIFF 2015



    I had no idea what to expect from the premier screening of Ecco Homo at ACMI as part of the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival.

    Strongly feeling the six degrees of separation that bind us all, I was hooked from the very beginning of this touching, revealing, voyeuristic and transforming film.

    Unlike many other viewers in that packed cinema, to my knowledge I had not personally encountered Peter Vanessa Troy Davies during his life, nor was I aware of being familiar with his work or influence. Yet, within minutes his direct influence on my life became clear, beaming into me from the screen.

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  12. Tim Mckew Australian Cabaret Legend


    Tim Mckew at St Kilda's Tolarno Galleries in 1979 image by Henry Talbot.

    I first met with Tim Mckew for a one on one, in his locale at the Abbotsford Convent the other day.

    I had heard about his forth coming Dadaist performance art show, “Come Down With Us” running over three nights in August 2015 on Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30, between 6 – 8pm at the William Mora Galleries, and after doing my research the night before, I was very interested to meet the man.

    I discovered that Tim Mckew is a vibrant singer, songwriter, playwright and producer, whose successful career has spanned over five decades in show business ...
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  13. EPIC EVE!

    THEATRE REVIEW of GLAMM Productions THE WISDOM OF EVE Theatre Works Directed by Meredith Fuller

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    4 performances left: playing Fri 6.45, Sat matinee 1.45 & GALA 6.45, Sunday 5pm
    How do solve a problem like Maria..... fck wrong movie damn How do u solve a problem like my Eva, ah yes that feels better already. Not a musical not an opera but of operatic proportions this juggernaut of dialogue and intrigue is none-the-less a fascinating amalgam of script to film n back again... phew!!


    Arriving at the all now all too familiar "Theatreworks' in Acland St (just around the cnr from the only Penthouse I ever managed to live in longer than
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  14. Rob Zabrecky review… by Marion Webb



    ROB ZABRECKY
    , International Guest of the Melbourne Magic Festival, mesmerized his audience with virtuosic skill in his one-man show ‘Turn on the Dark with Zabrecky’.


    From the moment he stalked with hypnotic fleetness of foot to centre stage and performed optical illusions on his head, spectators were
    gripped by the uncanny sense that all odds were being expertly scrambled in the meshes of Zabrecky’s grouchy mesmerist persona.
    One man was required to nurse a smallish cardboard box with breathing holes.

    Another in an outsize dunce’s cap was consigned to the corner upon losing a mysteriouly rigged quiz show. ...
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  15. Rob Zabrecky performing at Melbourne Magic Festival June 29 – 11 July



    The formidable and very funny Rob Zabrecky currently performing his show Turn on the Dark as part of The Melbourne Magic Festival 2015.


    Rob Zabrecky is a seasoned and multi-talented artist in magic as well as being a producer, singer / songwriter, actor, auctioneer and blogger / host with Who’s Hoo.

    His focus and timing are unfathomable.

    Needless to say this show is a must see for anyone that likes to be totally absorbed when being entertained.

    I had the extreme pleasure of filming a one on one interview with Rob Zabrecky after his show the other night. Be assured this will hit the screen next week ...
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