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Anywhere Reviews

Every year Anywhere Festival invites people to write reviews of performances at the festival. We do this because we believe it is vital that people can read about shows, that performance makers can start a conversation with someone who has taken the time to write about the work and to celebrate the art of critiquing performances.

Along with a number of established writers, this year we are also running a workshop with Nadia Jade of Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane aimed at new writers to help develop their skills and provide guidance around reviews written for Anywhere Festival shows.

You will find those reviews as they are written below.

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Anywhere Reviews.

Walking in Banjo’s Boots

By Catherine Lawrence | May 12, 2021

Banjo’s Boots is a pleasant way to spend 90 minutes.

Venus in Fur | The Drama Merchant

By Kian Dillon | May 12, 2021

. Dom Bradley as self-assured playwright and director Thomas, and Jenna Eve as the unapologetically zealous actress Wanda, breathed an unrelenting feverishness into The Drama Merchant’s adaption of David Ives 2010 play script.

Sex, Lies & Betrayal | Memoirs of a Hollywood Star

Sex, Lies & Betrayal | Memoirs of a Hollywood Star

By Elise Lawrence | May 11, 2021

A glamourous and salacious one-woman cabaret based on the true stories of a 1940’s Hollywood legend.

Meat Mirror | Jay Younger & Lisa O’Neill

Meat Mirror | Jay Younger & Lisa O’Neill

By Elise Lawrence | May 11, 2021

A collaboration between Jay Younger and Lisa O’Neill, Meat Mirror is a condemnation of social media and the normalisation of cosmetic surgery to achieve the picture-perfect body.

Eve’s Game | Republic of Song

Eve’s Game | Republic of Song

By Georgia McKenzie | May 10, 2021

Following tea on the verandah, and the detailing of Eve’s recent adventures to London, we begin our hour of sleuthing…

Review: Good Talk (Moontan Productions)

Good Talk | Moontan Productions

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

A fast-moving two-hander, Good Talk examined the comfortable rhythms and routines of a long-term relationship and the ways that we communicate in silences as well as words.

This Little World | The Giddy Round Theatre

This Little World | The Giddy Round Theatre

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

Owen Corey delivered an impressive and moving performance as King Richard II, direct from the USA to your device.

Review: Mental Illness Is Not A Crime

Mental Illness Is Not A Crime | Claire Fitzpatrick

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

Mental Illness Is Not A Crime was not a performance in a traditional sense but more of a workshop or an interactive space focused on ASMR.

Hog Wild | Taylor Edwards

Hog Wild | Taylor Edwards

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

Taylor Edwards’ debut solo show is full of funny family tales, self-deprecating humour, and wild characters.

Intoxication | Christopher Bryant

Intoxication | Christopher Bryant

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

A powerfully personal performance exploring intimacy and connectedness in the digital age.

SHELTER | The Drawer Productions

SHELTER | The Drawer Productions

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

The Drawer Productions placed the audience at the heart of an unravelling family mystery with their unsettling immersive theatre piece SHELTER.

Sometimes I Say Your Name out Loud

By Catherine Lawrence | May 9, 2021

Compelling circus skills and clowning in a meditation on loss, hope and friendship.

Enthralling, entertaining, enjoyable

By Catherine Lawrence | May 9, 2021

Enthralling, entertaining, enjoyable. A fantastic immersive theatre experience, where the venue is a vital component of the performance.

Pavarotti & The Diva

By Sylvia Speakeasy | May 9, 2021

Review by Sylvia Speakeasy. Friday 7 May, at Sideshow West End. Presented by Vivachi Entertainment. “It’s a pleasure for you to see me again!” With arms flung wide, an enormous…

Exodus | D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective

Exodus | D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective

By Tristan Niemi | May 9, 2021

D.I.V.E Theatre’s ‘Exodus’ is a display of untainted truth-telling.

A fantastic workshop.. can’t wait to see the show(girls)!

By Catherine Lawrence | May 8, 2021

A fantastic workshop.. can’t wait for the show(girls)!

An entertaining play-within-a-play-within-a-play-within-a-….

By Catherine Lawrence | May 8, 2021

‘Caught in the Act’ takes you behind-the-scenes in an entertaining theatrical whodunnit.

Pavarotti & the Diva

By paul | May 8, 2021

Review by Mark Sherry. This was a showcase of two Australian talents that deserve to be famous – Roger Davy and Gabrielle Jack.

Mikee Joaquin and Glenn Seaby (credit Creative Futures Photography)

Proving a Wake makes for a fun night out

By Catherine Lawrence | May 7, 2021

The Wake is a great reason to leave the house.

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