Browsing All posts tagged under »The University of Melbourne«

Managing Ambition: …Until Monstrous’s “Hotel”

May 27, 2013


Keen experimentation is a luxury of student theatre; when there’s a safe space for exploration, why not go to the very reaches of imagination and ability? Josiah Lulham and Clancy Moore’s Hotel is a lesson in ambition; the show is both a celebration of adventure and a warning about managing conceptual experimentation. The concept is this: one […]

Shakespeare among the Rubble: Union House Theatre’s “Third Person”

May 25, 2013


Third Person is set in the ruins of Berlin in 1946, quite literally among the rubble of broken furniture and buildings. The city has been “cut up like a cake” after the fall of the Third Reich and tensions are starkly visible as lines of soldiers file through the Berliners scrounging among the ruins. With […]

Jasmine Griffiths Reviews Blank Slate’s “Aussie Rules”

May 15, 2013


Writer/Director Andrew Keegan’s satire Aussie Rules, takes a wry look at Australian culture and identity while observing the hypocrisy of what we perceive to be the “Aussie” way of life. Genuinely funny comedy is incredibly difficult to write. Satire is even harder—it has to be clever, sophisticated AND funny. Aussie Rules doesn’t quite reach this […]

!!WIN!! A Double Pass to Tonight’s Performance of FLW Theatre’s “In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)”!

May 3, 2013


Thanks to FLW Theatre, a lucky YDE reader can win a FREE double pass to tonight’s performance  (Friday 3rd May) of IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY)! This fun, fabulous show is not to be missed! Just email us ( your full name and tell us in 25 words or less about your […]

CASUM’s “Amadeus”: Mozart The Musical by Joseph Misuraca

May 3, 2013


The Classical Arts Society at the University of Melbourne (CASUM) put on a fantastic modern production of Peter Shaffer’s acclaimed 1979 play. Jess Keeffe and Matt Westwood have written songs which incorporate string quartets and splices of Mozart’s original and memorable compositions, such as his Mass Requiem. What’s interesting about these pieces is the inclusion of text […]

[Updated] !!WIN!! One double pass to CASUM’s “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer

April 23, 2013


You’re Dripping Egg, in association with CASM, is giving away one FREE double pass to see CASM’s upcoming production of Amadeus by Peter Shaffer. You and a friend could be watching CASM’s Amadeus at its preview performance on Tuesday 30th April @ 7pm (at the Union Theatre in the University of Melbourne). To win, just […]

Periscope Productions’ “The Dice House” by Lucy O’Brien

April 13, 2013


It feels odd beginning a review of The Dice House without in some way giving up the structure of the review to the dice. So I’ve assigned some aspects of the review to numbers of the dice, and hope that you enjoy the randomness with which they occur. And if you don’t, see the damn […]