Category: Review

Review: Hounds of Love dir. Ben Young

Perth-born director Ben Young introduces a touch of evil into suburban Australia in his debut feature Hounds of Love. Set in suburban Perth circa the mid 1980s, Hounds of Love depicts the horrifying events that the teenage Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) suffers after being abducted by an incredibly disturbed serial killer couple (Emma Booth and Stephen Curry). Billed as

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Running with Strippers 2017: Thou Shall Not by Cake

Fresh from their production of Being Haresh Sharma, Cake brings back the strange, cult affair that is Running with Strippers. Last seen in 2015 as part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations, Running with Strippers presents Cake at their weirdest, with some new collaborators along for the ride. Spawned from an extension of their experimental Decimal Points series, Running with Strippers takes the form

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Review: Main² by Teater Ekamatra (Pesta Raya 2017)

When one thinks of Hari Raya, one thinks of tasty ketupats, pasar malams and LED lights outside houses of those celebrating this joyous occasion. It’s almost impossible to link it to issues such as drugs, incest, rape and domestic violence. But for Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, no issue is too dark to bare on stage in Main².   Commissioned

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Review: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

It never ceases to amaze us how time and time again, Australia is able to produce a seemingly endless supply of good comedians each year when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) Roadshow rolls around. Perhaps it has something to do with that cheeky Aussie spirit, where anything goes and no subject goes unturned without

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Review: The Great Wall by Glowtape Productions + Ticket Giveaway!

How far is one willing to go for love? Would you cross the entire length of China on foot, or tear down a wall? According to Glowtape Productions’ debut production The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey, that’s precisely how deep the love between Chinese folktale heroine Meng Jiang Nu and scholar Fang Qi Liang was.  Part

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Rainforest Fringe Festival 2017: Kuching’s Eats and Beats

Essentially our last day in Kuching (our flight was an early morning one the next day), we decided to spend our last day trip taking in the sights and culture. Yes, that meant eating our way through Kuching before attending the concert that officially kicked off the Rainforest Fringe Festival later in the evening! Finally

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Review: FRAGO by Checkpoint Theatre

National Service in Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, making it a perfect time to churn out army-themed plays that reflect on its history. Checkpoint Theatre has started the ball rolling with FRAGO, which may use the image of the Armed Forces, but is an altogether quite different kettle of fish. FRAGO centres on

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