Prinnie Stevens’ show recognises talented women of colour who communicated their suffering through song. In her own soulful way, she harnesses their blues music to present a powerful sampler of personal stories and larger themes. ★★★★ ½
A Midsummer Night’s Dream sits squarely in the tradition of a comedy of errors. Benjamin Britten’s take on the play, directed by Neil Armfield, is likely to throw fresh challenges to aficionados of opera and Shakespeare alike.
In a year that’s been distinctly short of cheer, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra came to the rescue with beautifully performed pieces and a strong feel-good factor.
The handsomely refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre was a fine place for Legato, an evening of music on strings, guitar and piano performed by some of those instruments’ best exponents.
Sir David Attenborough’s name and image loom large in promotion for A Life on Our Planet, which is much more than simply a story about him and his engagement with the natural world. His profile guarantees an audience, but who will heed his warning?
Award-winning new French film Les Misérables drops viewers into the poor and rough Parisian community of Montfermeil, a Parisian district where the police are as likely as the residents to see defeat at every turn.