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THE LIGHTHOUSE - Opera Review

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 WHAT: The Lighthouse WHEN: 8-10 September 2022 WHERE: Brunswick Mechanics Institute WRITTEN & COMPOSED BY: Peter Maxwell Davies DIRECTED BY: Kate Millett CONDUCTED BY: Evan Lawson DESIGNED BY: Casey Harper-Wood LIGHTING BY: Gabriel Bethune SOUND BY: Jack Burmeister PERFORMED BY: Sung Won Choi, Jonathan Rumsan, Henry Shaw, Daniel Sinfield, Phoebe Smithies Henry Shaw, Jonathan Rumsam, Daniel Sinfield, Sung Won Choi, and Evan Lawson Winter is officially over but we Melburnians know it will be months before it really warms up again. As such, this is the perfect time of year for thrillers and BK Opera has brought us the perfect feast of thrills and frights to revel in on these dark, cold nights. The Lighthouse , a chamber opera by the late Peter Maxwell Davies written in 1979, is being performed at Brunswick Mechanics Institute and will chill you to the bones despite the warmth and comfort of the theatre you are sitting in. The Lighthouse is a chamber opera based on a horror story wh

DEBUT - Comedy Review

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 WHAT: Debut WHEN: 27 August 2022 WHERE: The MC Showroom WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Daisy Webb Daisy Webb Theatre venues and performers all over Melbourne are trying to catch up on all the cancelled shows from 2020 and 2021. For some it is not about having a 'season', but rather about allowing all the work and love they put into the creative process having it's moment in the spotlight - literally. Daisy Webb's show Debut is one of those lost treasures and got it's moment in Queer Comedy Week at the MC Showroom for one night only. Webb is a transgender woman and takes us through some of the awkward and uncomfortable moments as she transitions. She also has a podcast with her partner called The Daisy Diaries which explores this journey between them. As a cis woman I always enjoy hearing transition stories because I learn a lot about my assumptions about gender, and it is usually a really interesting look at the nature versus nurture question. There might also be som