Theatre

Taylor | Kelly

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Rory Kelly is an actor, writer and filmmaker based in Melbourne. He has been involved in numerous films and stage productions, including the stage production of War Horse. Recently, Rory won the Green Room Best Male Actor Award for his eponymous role in Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre’s stage production Trevor. He also co-runs a photography business Taylor | Kelly with his partner, photographer Isobel Taylor-Rodgers (Issy). Red Magpie interviewed the pair in their studio about the headshots and portraiture they offer for emerging artists, and talk to Rory about acting and writing.

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The Nursery Web

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Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end, but a new play that’s about to hit The Butterfly Club in Melbourne – The Nursery Web – uses all three parts to frame a bigger story about the nature of romantic relationships. Red Magpie sat down for a chat with the talented all-woman team behind this intriguing production – writer and director Kotryna Gesait, and assistant directors Genevieve Neve and Lulu Jemimah – as they tell us about the play and their backgrounds ahead of The Nursery Web’s opening night tonight.

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Bomb Collar

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In writer and performer Nick Delatovic’s own words, “If you come to see Bomb Collar, you’re going to see the last pop singer on earth give a pep rally concert to a revolutionary army. In real terms, it’s a sci-fi black comedy cabaret show built around eight original songs.”

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In The Dark

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On Wednesday night, Elly and I spent the evening acquainting ourselves with an experience that I can only describe as mantis shrimp-worshipping, neo-religious cult indoctrination meets the Escape Room. We’re still confused – just as confused as you are reading the previous sentence – and that’s a terribly good thing.

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The Storyteller: Jon Bennett

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It would not be an overstatement to say that Jon Bennett is some kind of winning-at-life Zen master genius, because what he does for a living is this: he travels the world telling stories. Jon transitioned into storytelling after starting out in comedy, and was catapulted into fame by his photographic foray into pretending that inanimate objects are, in fact, his cock.

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