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Melbourne Summer Festival Guide

Melbourne Summer Festival Guide

At long last, festival season is back. Melburians live and breathe live music, so it's no surprise that when the doof stick season rolls on around, we...

What to see at Midsumma Festival

What to see at Midsumma Festival

When Melbourne begins to scorch and everyone begins to glisten, the LGBTIQA+ extravaganza Midsumma Festival returns to glow up the cultural...

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    Theatre now on in Melbourne

    Prima Facie

    This painfully relevant show finally arrives in Melbourne, cracking open tough questions about justice

    Southbank
    Midsumma Festival

    Midsumma Festival

    Join in the kaleidoscopic celebrations from Australia's premier queer arts and culture festival, where over 200 events in venues across Victoria

    Ashburton
    Cosentino: Decennium

    Cosentino: Decennium

    Australia's master of illusion and escapology returns on his tenth anniversary tour

    Southbank
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    Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing

    3 out of 5 stars

    This rousing adaptation eschews Shakespeare's sophisticated commentary and opts for a simpler tale of love lost and found

    Melbourne
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    & Juliet

    & Juliet

    If you were looking for a Shakespeare/pop music mash-up, then this is the musical for you.

    Melbourne
    & Juliet

    & Juliet

    If you were looking for a Shakespeare/pop music mash-up, then this is the musical for you.

    Melbourne

    Latest theatre and dance reviews

    Sunday

    Sunday

    3 out of 5 stars

    Portrayed with panache by Nikki Shiels, Sunday is a presence that manages to delight despite the dreary set and drawn-out runtime

    Southbank
    Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing

    3 out of 5 stars

    This rousing adaptation eschews Shakespeare's sophisticated commentary and opts for a simpler tale of love lost and found

    Melbourne

    Latest film reviews

    Polite Society

    Polite Society

    3 out of 5 stars

    ‘We Are Lady Parts’ creator Nida Manzoor delivers west London’s answer to ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

    Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin

    3 out of 5 stars

    M Night Shyamalan delivers an apocalyptic thriller that’s held together by a towering Dave Bautista

    Eileen

    Eileen

    3 out of 5 stars

    Anne Hathaway goes deliciously dark in an adaptation of Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel that tiptoes around queer obsession

    Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool

    4 out of 5 stars

    Brandon Cronenberg is back to mess with your head – and stomach – with this deliriously depraved satire

    Latest in music

    Fred Again

    Fred Again

    Did you lose out again, again? Try your luck with Tixel’s competition to see the London producer and DJ at a secret show

    Melbourne
    Candlelight Concerts

    Candlelight Concerts

    Listen to the discography of artists like Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Adele and more, lit up by candlelight

    Melbourne
    Carly Rae Jepsen

    Carly Rae Jepsen

    Get ready to bask in the poptastic glow of the Canadian singer-songwriter when she returns to Melbourne

    Melbourne

    Your guide to art in Melbourne

    Your guide to theatre in Melbourne

    Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

    Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

    Melbourne is blessed with a wealth of theatres, from the grand old dames like the Princess Theatre, to the kooky hidden gems; no city in Australia can lay...

    Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

    Melbourne is blessed with a wealth of theatres, from the grand old dames like the Princess Theatre, to the kooky hidden gems; no city in Australia can lay...

    Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

    Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

    Melbourne is blessed with a wealth of theatres, from the grand old dames like the Princess Theatre, to the kooky hidden gems; no city in Australia can lay...

    The top 10 moments in Hamilton

    The top 10 moments in Hamilton

    It's the kind of show that encourages and rewards obsessive fandom, and part of that is the numerous showstopping, fist-punching moments sprinkled throughout.

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