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detective-handbook
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The Detective’s Handbook

SUDS—Studio B, 7:30pm. Wednesday—Saturday, April 30—May 10. The Detectives Handbook—a blend of hip hop, jazz, and film noir—is SUDS, and musical theatre, at its audacious best. With words by Ian Ferrington and music by Olga Solar, The Detectives Handbook recounts the story of the grizzled Detective Thompson and his naïve young partner, Hartman. They’re forced…

the-beards
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Review: The Beards

Perhaps even more compelling than the phenomenon of a successful Australian band which sings exclusively about beards is the question: what kind of man goes to see such a band perform? The atmosphere before a show is often more interesting than the show itself, and Friday night’s performance by The Beards at Bondi Junction’s Jam Gallery was certainly so.…

twelfth-night
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Review: Twelfth Night

As I attempt to type ‘twelfth’ correctly for the fourth time, I consider that it would almost impossible to stage a production of Twelfth Night—by far the gayest of Shakespeare’s works—in this day and age, which ignores the blatant possibility for explicitly queer interpretation and characterisation. You know, we’re there, we’ve reached that point. Sport…