Despite a rocky 2020, Emma is making a strong return to the stage, with two separate shows at the 2021 Cabaret Fringe Festival.
Assassins is a challenging piece, musically complex and an acting challenge for the 10 actors who bring to life the men and women who assassinated, or attempted to, a US president.
The silly story of love outside of your station in life has no violence, no monsters (Dick Deadeye isn’t all that bad) and the worst swear word you will hear is Damn (hardly ever!).
Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms by Sam Holcroft. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch and tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. Holcroft uses the psychological theory that people reinforce negative behaviour traits each time they fall back on them as coping strategies (“rules for living”) at stressful times.
Written by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman I Love You Because was first performed off Broadway in 2006 and is as relevant and pithy today as when it first saw the light of day. It’s referenced as a show based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and its characters have as much charm and personality as the characters in Miss Austen’s novel, which has also endured for a considerable time.
Premiered in 1973, A Little Night Music is still regarded by many as the jewel in Stephen Sondheim’s considerable crown. Based loosely on Bergman’s classic Smiles of a Summer Night, this musical follows the complicated love lives of bourgeois Swedes at the turn of the 20th century.
Megan Doherty does beautiful singing of interesting songs in an elegant venue, with a theme of creativity, sensitivity to one’s muse, and how performers stay both brave and vulnerable.
A young downtrodden Cockney flower girl is taught to blossom into a duchess in this faithful and delightful retelling of this popular musical stage classic.
Audiences never seem to tire of The Sound of Music. It continues to please no matter how many times it has been performed and the G&S Society do it justice.
Presented by Matthew Carey and Catherine Campbell Reviewed Saturday 12th January 2013 The Australian Cabaret Summer School, which is now in its third successful year, culminated in a night of performances by the participants. Run by Matthew Carey and Catherine Campbell, the week long intensive course is taught by them and a few special guests, […]
No doubt we will see more full length performances from Doherty now that she has successfully completed her first one, so keep an eye out for her.
Her version of the Beatles’ Ticket to Ride is the best I have heard since the original, displaying a depth of feeling that was completely unexpected.
Leanne Marsland’s dark portrait of obsession with, addiction to, and absolute hunger for love mesmerises the full house at La Boheme for the entire hour.
At 35 minutes long, “The Background Comedian” is short and sweet, but will leave you with a smile and a greater appreciation of what goes into creating a good pay-off.
This is a well-crafted and incredibly funny show from a very clever and talented duo.