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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET @ The Capitol Theatre

In 2011 Christopher Wheeldon created sustained narrative with ongoing character development, with his new classic ballet “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” a full-length work in three acts, for the Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House in Bow Street, Covent Garden, London. I am forever grateful that The Australian Ballet has carefully re-created this amazing fast-paced spectacular ballet, using the best of the best Australian ballet dancers and some guest artists, and is now available for Sydney audiences for a very limited time, after first being seen by Melbourne audiences.

This is the must see ballet this decade, so much better to experience live on stage, rather than watching The Royal Ballet September 2011 dvd version.

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JAMI BRANDLI’S ‘TECHNICOLOUR LIFE’ @ THE DEPOT THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE

 

Production photos – Katy Green Loughrey

The award winning US play TECHNICOLOR LIFE by Jami Brandli, is now having its Australian premiere as part of The Depot Theatre’s 2017 Season.

Grandmother, mother and two daughters, explore divorce, adolescence, war-wounded, cancer, remission, euthanasia, and  much more. Billie (Tasha O’Brien) a young and love-struck Iraq War soldier, loses her left hand and is sent home, with PTSD, damaged and angry.

Billie’s fourteen year old sister, Maxine (Nyssa Hamilton) is the  narrator of this story, and she attempts to help her now alcoholic wounded sister, by enlisting her new imaginary friends – Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw from the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.

The unravelling of inter-generational female relationships are brilliantly explored. The right to die movement, friendly fire, women in the military on the front line in Iraq, hiding sexual assault on military women.                                                  Continue reading JAMI BRANDLI’S ‘TECHNICOLOUR LIFE’ @ THE DEPOT THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE