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A companion podcast to Movies First, with all things Theatre related…reviews and more from the world of the live stage. Presented by respected reviewer Alex First

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A companion podcast to Movies First, with all things Theatre related…reviews and more from the world of the live stage. Presented by respected reviewer Alex First

    264: Torch The Place (MTC, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    264: Torch The Place (MTC, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    Torch The Place (MTC, Melbourne Australia) 
    Teresa’s mum finds it impossible to let anything go – from grudges to household objects. She thinks of her home as a museum full of irreplaceable treasures. But she’s not really a curator – she’s a hoarder – and her house is enough to give Marie Kondo heart palpitations. When her kids return home to celebrate her 60th birthday, she’s over the moon to have the family back together. This isn’t a reunion. It’s an intervention.

    Celebrated TV writer, Benjamin Law (The Family Law) is one of this country’s brightest literary stars. For his hysterically funny and moving stage premiere, Law employs his effortless self-deprecating wit to spark joy in the clutter and find truth in those chaotic moments that bring families closer together.

    Renowned director Dean Bryant (The Lady in the Van) brings an irresistible energy to this poignant modern comedy, with a stellar cast including Fiona Choi (The Family Law), Michelle Lim Davidson (An Ideal Husband), Diana Lin (Little Emperors) and Charles Wu (Mosquitoes).

    For more information visit https://www.mtc.com.au/plays-and-tickets/season-2020/torch-the-place/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 4 min
    263: CATS (Young Australian Broadway Chorus, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    263: CATS (Young Australian Broadway Chorus, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    Cats (Young Australian Broadway Chorus, Melbourne Australia) 
    Based on TS Elliot’s collection of poems ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, and featuring an eclectic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS has enjoyed record-breaking runs in the West End, on Broadway, and all around the world, and later this year will be released as a major motion picture. Taking its lead from the era of the original poems, which were written by Elliot for his children in the 1930s, our new production will evoke England during the Great Depression.


    In a crumbling Music Hall, our band of very theatrical Cats will strut and sing and prance and dance as they gather together for the Jellicle Ball.
    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot
    For more information visit https://nationaltheatre.org.au/cats/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 3 min
    262: Legends In Concert (The Palms at Crown, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    262: Legends In Concert (The Palms at Crown, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    Legends In Concert is one of the longest-running and most popular shows in Las Vegas and Melbourne audiences are showing they love this show every bit as much as the Vegas fans.

    Returning by popular demand for a fourth season will be Elvis Presley along with highlighting the talents of Neil Diamond, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Village People, Dusty Springfield, Diana Ross, and Lady Gaga for their first time.

    This high energy internationally acclaimed production takes audiences on an electrifying journey through the songbooks of these legendary singers accompanied by a live band and with talented singers, dancers, lavish multimedia theatrical sets and authentic costumes.

    For more information visit: https://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/entertainment/concerts/legends-in-concert For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 3 min
    261: War Horse (Regent Theatre, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    261: War Horse (Regent Theatre, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    War Horse (Regent Theatre, Melbourne Australia) 
    Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Multi Tony Award Winning Broadway Hit production of War Horse is now playing in Melbourne until 8 February and will open in Sydney on 15 February before continuing onto Perth from 24 March.


    Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event’, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 4 min
    260: Mullygrubs (Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    260: Mullygrubs (Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    Mullygrubs (Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne Australia)
    Mullygrub: noun
    /archaic
    1. A period of time when one is feeling down and out.

    /colloquial
    2. That f****d up kids show from the 90s that had no place being as creepy and well-adored as it was.

    /fringe
    3. The creature you become when you’re exhausted by the weight of being a woman and the price of queerness and making tasteless jokes is all you can do to get by.

    Warning: Contains strong coarse language, potentially triggering content or themes, including Self Harm or Suicide, Sexual Assault or Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Drug References, Alcohol Use, Misogyny, Sexual References, Death, Mental Health
    For more information visit; https://melbournefringe.com.au/event/mullygrubs/
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    • 2 min
    259: Cirque Stratosphere (Arts Centre, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    259: Cirque Stratosphere (Arts Centre, Melbourne Australia) (review)

    Cirque Stratosphere features gravity-defying, head-spinning stunts that will elevate, thrill and bewilder. More than an entertainment experience, this is a journey out into the stratosphere that will leave audiences stunned and amazed by seemingly impossible aerial feats in a place where even the sky isn’t the limit.


    Audiences will witness thrilling performances inside The Columbian Wheel of Death, impressive stunts on roller-skates by the Roller Duo, death-defying acrobatics on a Russian Bar where the performer is thrown in the air by two partners holding the bar, sky-high contortions in The Aerial Sphere, the Russian Swing to Swing and many more. These extraordinary feats effortlessly blend agility, coordination, and showmanship to create an out-of-this-world spectacle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 3 min

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