Daniel Beratis15 December 2015
. The streets are threatening. The world is safer all the time. All of life is dangerous to the touch, and every day, fewer men rot away. New government initiatives have reduced the number of plane crashes, children are regularly abducted from well-frequented public playgrounds and canned tomatoes are cheaper at the local supermarket. She rolls her neck—once, twice, three times if it matters, and it could very well matter. The wind, rolling off the sea, continues its surge and tide; the lilac and turquoise stripes above the storefront deform and misalign. A flutter—I think this is right—in the wind.
A Little Night Music, playing at St Kilda’s National Theatre by Watch This!, navigates both romance and comedy with flair, producing a show befitting of the Tony Award-winning material—an achievement, considering its difficulty.
Daniel Beratis asks why we subject ourselves to Awards Season™
Follies is not a happy musical. It is certainly not the typical theatrical production that would be filmed and preserved for eternity.
As a piece of musical theatre, it captured the zeitgeist in a way that hasn’t been done so for at least two years. That’s very nice and shouldn’t be discredited. But, zooming out, checking the macro – Hamilton as a piece of theatre, as a hip hop chronicle of the United States of America’s founding – is not excellent and it is not great.
Ed Sheeran is a serenading, ginger god who has descended from the heavens to conquer the musical world.
Student representatives are no closer to implementing planned drug harm reduction policies as they face strong resistance from the University.
While they’re not quite the 25% cuts feared by some, these policies are attracting criticism for unfairly impacting students.
This edition’s for & against is on goodbyes.
Dank memes are cool again.
Spice up your life with this handy, customizable version of the Bobo doll experiment, conducted first by Albert Bandura, and now conducted by you!
2015 Arts and Theatre Reporter
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