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Theatre review: Ad Nauseam

Dear Dad “Watch us appear, then disappear, emerge, then vanish. Watch us.” We do, as trying as it may be, in Attic Erratic’s latest production of Tom Pitts’ play, whose title conjures, in this case, self-indulgence to a nauseating degree. A glow affords a quick glimpse of the actors, before blackness swallows them up. Another tantalising flicker, and again, they are gone. We…

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Review: Spring Awakening - A New Musical

Dear Dad I stepped from the wet foyer into Monash University’s Alexander Theatre on attendance night. Melbourne may be into the second month of spring but temperatures have remained stubbornly wintry and rains have been heavy and wild. Frank Wedekind’s 19th century German play, upon which the broadway musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik is based, explores issues around teenage sexuality and…