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Anthem is a play of ‘a lot of heart, energy, and fire.’ Pia Johnson/MIAF

Anthem review: a portrait of Melbourne’s working class

20 years on from Who's Afraid of the Working Class? In Anthem, the Melbourne public transportation system behaves as a microcosm of larger political tensions and anxieties.
The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes turns the questions back on its audience: why are you sitting in this theatre? What do you hope will happen? Zan Wimberley/Back to Back Theatre

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes review: Back to Back Theatre’s exciting reframing of disability

Bryoni Trezise considers questions at the core of Back To Back Theatre's new work: why are we sitting in this theatre? What do we hope will happen? And who, really, are we?
Zahra Newman in Wake in Fright. A new adaptation of Kenneth Cook’s novel retells the story of a man’s descent into violent masculinity with a female voice, accompanied by visual and aural spectacle. Pia Johnson

A radical new adaptation eviscerates the dominance of male voices in Wake in Fright

In a new adaptation of the classic Australian novel, the story of masculinity and despair in the outback is told through a female voice.
Scott Sheridan and Natasha Herbert in Cloudstreet, a new production of the stage adaptation of Tim Winton’s literary epic. Pia Johnson

In Cloudstreet, nostalgia all too easily redeems Australia’s colonial past

A new production of Cloudstreet - the play adapted from Tim Winton's literary epic - is visually arresting. But despite a diverse cast, Indigenous characters remain spectral and peripheral.
One Infinity is a cross-cultural collaboration produced by Playking Productions and Jun Tian Fang. Gregory Lorenzutti

One Infinity explores tension and connection between China and the West

One Infinity is a music and dance collaboration about crossing cultures and breaking boundaries. The performance celebrates differences without attempting to resolve them.

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