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We think of love stories as either happy or sad, dependent entirely on the ending. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is, like much of his work, both; the central character doesn’t get the...
The final weeks of 2015 saw two musicals open in Melbourne that shamelessly exploited the audience’s weakness for cheap nostalgia. Both were dreadful; they brought nothing and they said nothing. 2016 sees...
It’s notable that Tim Finn read Stephen Sondheim’s Finishing the Hat in preparation for his own musical, Ladies in Black. Something of Sondheim is evidenced in the sparkling wit and word play –...
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