A blindfolded man in a t-shirt and open button shirt stands against a backdrop of glittering lights. This is Breaksea's Thunderstorm In the eye of the storm

In the eye of the storm

19 September 2023

Breaksea’s poignant story of the search for light in the darkest hours ignites the senses. Julie Hosking rides the waves of emotion.

Reading time • 6 minutesMulti-arts
A man with a moustache and curly hair stares out to the distance. He is wearing a dark jacket over a white buttoned-up shirt. The ocean and a dark sky are behind him. Silver lining behind dark clouds

Silver lining behind dark clouds

13 September 2023

What if you only had memories to guide you? Breaksea artistic director Matt Ward invites us to ponder the power of human connection.

Reading time • 9 minutesMulti-arts
Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
A group of characters clad in fairy-like costumes stand across a stage. They are all wearing headdresses. The four wearing colourful capes and skirts are looking at queen in a frothy white gown and a man in a octopus headdress and plaid pants, who are looking skywards. This is a scene from Breaksea's Fairy Queen. Breaking down artistic barriers

Breaking down artistic barriers

22 March 2023

A small arts organisation based in the Great Southern, Breaksea isn’t afraid to dream big. Julie Hosking discovers the community heart behind its creative forces.

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
A man in a dark suit stands on a stage, flanked by four women in evening dress. All of them are holding microphones. In the background is a tent and some Christmas trees. This is Freeze Frame Opera's Christmas at the Quarry. A Christmas caper to cure the Grinch

A Christmas caper to cure the Grinch

16 December 2022

Outstanding young artists, a clever Hansel and Gretel and opera royalty are all part of an infectious mix in Freeze Frame Opera’s Christmas delight, writes Emma Jayakumar.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
Jesse Chester-Browne and Amy Yarham in a scene from Freeze Frame Opera's 'Hansel and Gretel'. Two actors dressed in khaki and green scout/guides uniforms look at a gumball machine. The glass bowl of the machine is filled with bright glowing strands of light and it is topped with a miniature gingerbread house Classic fairytale gets a modern twist

Classic fairytale gets a modern twist

9 May 2022

Freeze Frame brings opera to a new generation with a light-hearted performance of an old favourite Hansel and Gretel, writes young writer Bethany Stopher

Reading time • 5 minutesOpera
Café culture

Café culture

1 February 2021

The humour and frivolity of Australian Baroque’s Coffee Cantata added up to a Fringe World high point for David Zampatti.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio


Cleaver Street Studio