The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]

What it’s like at the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Macbeth’

Macbeth Melbourne Theatre Company

The Melbourne Theatre Company has dared to modernise recent adaptations of Shakespeare, including Hamlet and Queen Lear, to great success. This year’s production of Macbeth is no exception. Director Simon Phillip’s modern portrayal of Shakespeare’s 411-year-old tragedy demonstrates that play’s themes of politics and power are no less relevant today, albeit in different ways. The […]

COMA Gallery “Screen of Flesh” exhibition

Screen of flesh artwork 2

At Rushcutter Bay’s own boutique gallery COMA, the months of May and June will boast a series of works revolving around the interpretation of the human form and condition in the exhibit “A Screen of Flesh”. Curated by gallery owner Soti Sotirou, each work compliments one another in its mutual ability to amplify qualities of […]

You can now take art off the walls at the Gallery of NSW and it’s OK

IKEA removable art exhibition Gallery NSW THE F 4

If you grew up watching the Pink Panther and hoping that one day you could walk into one of the world’s most renowned art galleries and take some sensational works, then now is your time. IKEA is on its third round of artwork capsule collections this year that take what is well and good about […]

Meet the Drag Queen: Aysha Buffet, Dragnation Queen of 2016

Aysha-Buffet

Save a fateful piece for Gretchen Wieners, Miss Aysha Buffet graciously cracked the winner’s crown she’d only moments before received. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a throwback Thursday so I’m dedicating this one to all the hard work and perseverance I have put into the last year to come out the drag queen that […]