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This year's Fringe will be beyond mad: it's actually impossible

This year's Fringe will be beyond mad: it's actually impossible

Next month Melbourne's Fringe Festival kicks off, with art created in lockdown from a bathtime cabaret to a Minecraft techno party.

  • by Nick Miller

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A triumph of imagination in this tale of a new, old Melbourne
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A triumph of imagination in this tale of a new, old Melbourne

Malthouse Theatre has adapted a 'lost' production of Christos Tsiolkas' Loaded into an audio drama, and the result is spectacular.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Flash of blacked-out magic couldn't be sustained
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Flash of blacked-out magic couldn't be sustained

A young team's warmth of intent was cooled by a lack of belief.

  • by John Shand
Audio 'teasers' for inner-city drama conjure an intense longing
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Audio 'teasers' for inner-city drama conjure an intense longing

An audio drama for characters in a cancelled play works terrifically, creating an evocative soundscape of a lost, bustling metropolis.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Best of the week: what to see, heard and do from October 18 to 24
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Best of the week: what to see, heard and do from October 18 to 24

From a virtual garden exploration to an experimental art festival and the return of the Ensemble Theatre, we have your week in Sydney covered.

  • by Nicole Elphick
Talking to your plants? Sleepless nights? You're not alone
Performing arts

Talking to your plants? Sleepless nights? You're not alone

Through a series of audio monologues, Michele Lee's new play Single Ladies will resonate after our experience of the pandemic.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
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Animals talking sense about politics
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Animals talking sense about politics

The revolutionary heart of Sydney’s New Theatre beats loud in this new adaptation of a George Orwell classic.

  • by Cassie Tongue
Tsiolkas reloads his alter ego for a sex and drugs-fuelled odyssey
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Tsiolkas reloads his alter ego for a sex and drugs-fuelled odyssey

Loaded, the first novel of Melbourne writer Christos Tsiolkas, was reimagined 25 years later as an unseen stage play – then adapted into an audio play.

  • by Nick Miller
Late at night, this theatre maker wants to hear your anonymous call
Performing arts

Late at night, this theatre maker wants to hear your anonymous call

Melbourne-based director Roslyn Oades says the people who call her between midnight and dawn reveal vivid dreams and stories of fear and love.

  • by Stephen A Russell
Great theatre you can see without going to the theatre
Performing arts

Great theatre you can see without going to the theatre

As our theatres start to reopen, here are some must-see filmed plays to reboot your theatre-going skills.

  • by John Shand
Come to Where I Am, in this compelling online theatre series
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Come to Where I Am, in this compelling online theatre series

A series of short plays takes viewers from a footy-deprived Geelong to a locked-down Brisbane, to an encounter with a dingo pup in the NT.

  • by Cameron Woodhead