The Temple

The Temple is a raving contemplation on how we cope with sharing ourselves with the world and how the world accepts us. Raving contemplation sounds slightly oxymoronic, but I will stick to this description as this 90-minute piece is hilarious, bombastic and manic but at the same time cleverly ruminates on the heartfelt issues even delivering real pathos at times.

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The Miser by Molière adapted by Justin Fleming

Molière’s The Miser is a fun-filled romp into a dysfunctional family headed by the wrinkly, amoral and totally selfish old fogy, the miser himself, Harpagon.

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Odyssey – Review (translated by Emily Wilson

An idyllic setting and masterful voices belonging to engaging story tellers made for an amazing literary experience last weekend. What better way to spend the first day of summer lounging on the grass of the Queen Victoria Gardens within earshot of the actors reading from the new translation of Homer’s Odyssey translated by Professor Emily Wilson.

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Malthouse Theatre Season 2019 Launch

Malthouse Theatre has launched their Season 2019 promising their work will continue to be global, political and brave. Artistic director, Matthew Lutton, enthusiastically outlined the line-up of productions – nine in all plus two special events. The nine main stage performances will certainly provoke and entertain. The line-up looks likely to fulfil the company’s promise to be global, political and brave.

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Blasted by Sarah Kane – Review

Blasted is a brutal play. The violence on stage will cause distress and you will find yourself looking away at different moments. Malthouse Theatre takes pains to adequately warn its patrons. The question could be asked; why put such terror on stage? What exactly motivated playwright Sarah Kane to write this play at the end of the last century? Does the play deserve its status as a contemporary classic?

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