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Melbourne Festival 2016

The 2016 Melbourne Festival runs October 6-23.

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Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, Mendelssohn and Bartók
In Lee Hall's play with songs, six Catholic schoolgirls sing like angels but swear, drink and shag like there's no tomorrow.
Feature | Posted on October 17, 2016

Lady Eats Apple (Back to Back Theatre, Melbourne Festival)
★★½☆☆ The staging is ingenious but the play itself is disappointingly slight.
Review | Posted on October 11, 2016

The Dark Chorus (Lucy Guerin Inc, Melbourne Festival)
★★★½☆ Guerin creates an intriguing world of shadows and light with a sinister beauty.
Review | Posted on October 10, 2016

La Belle et La Bête (Melbourne Festival)
★★★★☆ Glass’s opera for ensemble and film is hypnotic start to Festival’s opening weekend.
Review | Posted on October 9, 2016

Jonathan Holloway’s first festival is off, and it's selling fast
Meet the Melbourne Festival director who likes making a noise and a mess (as long as someone cleans it up afterwards).
Feature | Posted on October 8, 2016

Ice dancers on the brink and on the rink
The Canadian company brings a unique form of contemporary dance to this month's Melbourne Festival.
Feature | Posted on October 6, 2016

Inflatables are called in to help this lady eat her apples
Back to Back theatre will reconfigure the entire Hamer Hall for Melbourne Festival's epic new work.
Feature | Posted on October 2, 2016

Devilish disruption to hit city streets for Melbourne Festival
Glass, Lepage and some Canadian ice-skaters help Jonathan Holloway blur borders in his inaugural programme.
News | Posted on August 2, 2016