Author: Celeste Marinelli

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THEATRE REVIEW: Les Miserables @ CLOC

If you are just beginning your journey into the amateur theatre scene and, like many, remain sceptical over the value of said performances – an easy rule of thumb to take note of is that CLOC never fails to produce an extraordinary musical theatre performance. In fact, it is hard to believe this Melbourne based theatre company even exists on an amateur level, given how significantly the talented performers exceed expectations. This season’s rendition of Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables certainly made the people sing, filling St Kilda’s National Theatre and excitedly awaiting the events of director Chris Bradtke’s recreation of the second French revolution. Read more …

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Art Exhibition Review: Van Gogh and the Seasons @ the NGV

Melbourne’s own National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is tremendously lucky to be graced with the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s artworks to ever travel Australia. The current exhibition held at the NGV, Van Gogh and the Seasons is a part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2017 exhibition and celebrates Van Gogh’s love for nature by taking the viewer on a journey through the four seasons, further giving insight into defining moments in the post impressionist artist’s career. Read more …

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Comedy Review: Larry Dean’s ‘Farcissist’ 10/04/17

Infectiously loveable, Glaswegian comedian, Larry Dean presented his latest stand up show Farcissist, in Swanson Street at the admirable Melbourne Town Hall as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The audience filled the intimate Cloak Room at the Town Hall and were serenaded with music by iconic rockabilly singer Elvis Presley, which kept the audience engaged and in a happy mood whilst awaiting Dean to grace the stage. Read more …

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COMEDY REVIEW: Sarah Jones’ ‘Creepy Dummy’ at The Butterfly Club

Typically, ventriloquist dummies are considered sinister and slightly disturbing. Funny and somewhat cute doesn’t quite come to mind when first introduced. Talented ventriloquist, Sarah Jones’ stand up show Creepy Dummy – a part of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival cleverly balanced sweet and eerie meta-comedic jokes with her witty humour, numerous puppet friends and expert shadowgraphy. Read more …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Before I Fall

When hearing the genre teen drama one’s mind automatically thinks high school, cool kids and the awkward kid who is the underdog protagonist trying to fit into the superficial atmosphere they have to endure. Yes, these ideas are the basis for almost every teen drama film ever made, but Before I Fall is slightly different. While not being overwhelmed by cliches, they still remain somewhat present in the fabric of the narrative. Read more …