Musical

Review: Come Rain or Come Shine – Melbourne Theatre Company (VIC)

Come Rain or Come Shine is a new musical by Melbourne Theatre Company. It’s an adaption of a novella by Kazuo Ishiguro about friendship, time and music. There were lots of little things I loved in Come Rain or Come Shine: A short song about the joys of lovers swapping stories after they get off work, A joke about an idealistic young person who thinks “people in the third world should get paid” and the work of the performers (Gillian Cosgriff in particular) and the design team tenderly reflecting on how time changes us as people. Read the full review now.

Review: BACK TO M.A. – Kings Cross (NSW)

There’s been no shortage over the years of complex, fraught and thorny mother/daughter relationships in Hollywood and on Broadway – from the real life memoir about Joan by Christina Crawford, to hard-to-please Aurora and daughter Emma in Terms of Endearment, to the baleful Margaret White in Carrie, and you could even include Mrs Bates (although strictly speaking Norman is not the right gender in Psycho). Read the full review now.

Review: SIX the Musical – Comedy Theatre Melbourne (VIC)

Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived. When it comes to the stories of Henry VIII’s wives, most of us will only be familiar with these one-word summaries of their harrowing fates. In their Tony-award-winning, tour de force musical, SIX, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss have sought to rectify the injustices of historic female representation. Relying on the politically charged and socially precarious Tudor times as a framework, Marlow and Moss set the standard for empowering women’s voices and allow them to tell their own side of the story. Read the full review now!

Review: Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Sydney Capitol Theatre (NSW)

Based on the 2001 Motion Picture directed by Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, is as decadent, sparkly and debaucherously raucous as one could possibly want it to be. After winning the Tony ® for Best Musical in 2021, my expectations were high, especially with the soundtrack of the film being a constant feature on my Spotify playlists. Thankfully, the roughly two- and half-hour show is everything you could possibly want a stage show adaptation to be of Luhrmann’s smash-hit film. Read the full 5-Star review now!