Chitty’s flying a little erratic

By Penny Mulvey

I hadn’t seen the movie or read the book since I was a child. But as the mother of a musical theatre star-in-training it is important to experience as many ...


Review by Penny Mulvey

The latest offering from the Melbourne Theatre Company, Constellations is a riveting attempt to create a visual representation of the controversial string theory of quantum physics. A website (for ...

Adventurous spirit

Christian adventure, a memoir by AW Pederick
Edited by Leon Pederick and Philip Pope
Review by Rev Dr Peter Swain (OAM)

Anyone who remembers Rev Alec Pederick will be surprised and full of admiration on reading the story of his ...

Powerful and poignant

War Horse is a theatrical experience worth travelling to see. The various phrases used in the marketing of this stage show – ‘mind blowing, not to be missed’, ‘unique and breathtaking’, ‘brilliant, bold and moving’–  are not mere hyperbole.  It is confronting, ...

Have you heard the people sing?

Les Miserables (PG)
Review by Megan Graham

Set in post-revolutionary France, Les Miserables tells the story of several individuals whose lives intertwine, leading up to the June Rebellion of 1832 (AKA the Paris Uprising).

The main character, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), ...

Facing doubt

In Defence of Doubt: an invitation to adventure by Val Webb
Publisher: Mosaic Press
Review by Noel Preston

The quest for certainty is part of the human condition. Of course it ...