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Amy Mathews and Alison van Reeken are rehearsing 'Toast'. They stand amidst a studio that is set up to look like a garage. Amy stands in the foreground and holds a piece of tupperware to her heart. Alison is in the background and holds some Tupperware loosely, looking somewhat belligerent. Toast retains its crunch
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Toast retains its crunch

9 May 2022

Despite last minute cast changes, Liz Newell’s Toast continues to shine in its second season, writes Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Andrea Gibbs. Animal Farm. image credit Daniel J Grant A projection of a huge sign dominates the stage. It is a political style poster with the words
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Fiery take makes Animal Farm great

8 October 2021

Ridiculous Twitter accounts, hyperbolic slogans, fake news… Black Swan’s take on Orwell’s classic satirical work is both relevant and powerful, and Claire Trolio is here for it.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Actor Alison van Reeken in Lesson in the Art of Butterfly Actor Alison van Reeken stands on the set of 'Art of Butterfly'. She holds a clipboard in her hands and wears a white doctor's coat. A stethoscope hangs around her neck. Braving the icy lens
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Braving the icy lens

29 July 2020

It’s a tough transition from stage to screen concludes David Zampatti, in his review of the last two instalments of Black Swan State Theatre’s “Unsung Heroes”.

Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio