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Melbourne Theatre Company

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Address: 140 Southbank Blvd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 8688 0800
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Pennsylvania Avenue

Bernadette Robinson "becomes" Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross and Barbra Streisand vocally and her mannerisms. A one woman "tour de force" taking on the role of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Trish M
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Sydney, Australia
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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The play write April De Angelis brings an English sensibility about class consciousness most grating on an Australian stage .The uneven attempts at accents did not help. Nor overacting by John Fillingham. The storyline is pedestrian,but characters well drawn. Performances by Jane Turner andMarina Pryor are sheer physical slapstick and funny. Supporting cast is solid..Stage setting professional.. The second act... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Bernadette Robinson "becomes" Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross and Barbra Streisand vocally and her mannerisms. A one woman "tour de force" taking on the role of a White House entertainment department aide to eight presidents from JFK until today. A wonderful work of fiction by Joanna Murray-Smith, earning a well deserved standing ovation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

October 23rd, Sumner Theatre, Melbourne - as part of my current Melbourne Theatre Company subscription, I saw Chunky Move's "The Complexity of Belonging" by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk. Dramaturge and Translator, Daniel Schlusser, describes the piece as, "a 'new human-installation project,' a world in which individual stories, the search for connection and belonging, cohere and dissolve in dynamic... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

MTC has a wide array of theatrical offerings which not only entertain but challenge and excite you. I know may trip advisor readers may prefer commercial fare but MTC offers far more interesting productions.

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Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
47 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Always have a wonderful program, with clever sets and outstanding cast. A first rate company which provides theatre which is comporable to that offered around the world.

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MelbTheatreCo, Owner at Melbourne Theatre Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review Damian! We're so pleased to hear you enjoy coming to MTC productions. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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388 reviews 388 reviews
245 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the purpose-built home of the MTC. MTC lobbied to get its own dedicated theatre complex after the Sydney Theatre Co got its own building (a converted pier). MTC stages plays here and you may also find some theatre events happening in the theatres of the Arts Centre (next to NGV International). I'm not a regular attender as I've... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife and I have been regular subscribers for over 30 years. We enjoy some plays more than others but the production quality and theatres is first rate.

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MelbTheatreCo, Owner at Melbourne Theatre Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful support over the years! We look forward to seeing you at the theatre again very soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My recent dealings with the MTC have been most dissapointing ! After purchasing a $250 voucher as a gift and the recipient being critically ill I have been told that the voucher is no longer Valid and there is nothing that can be done to assist. Customer service was not helpful or sypathetic to the situation. Would not recommend purchasing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The description world class is so overrated. It presumes that somehow Australian arts and culture are behind. Take a visit to any MTC creation to understand they are not only doing just fine, they are brilliant. As subscribers we see the full gamut of their talents, and we are rarely disappointed . This is more likely to be about our... More 

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MelbTheatreCo, Manager at Melbourne Theatre Company, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback journeywoman57. We're thrilled to hear you enjoy subscribing to MTC, coming to the theatre, and dining at Script. Look forward to seeing you again soon! MTC More 

Hobart, Australia
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238 reviews 238 reviews
51 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We attended the production of Neighbourhood Watch this week. A great script and I can highly recommened it to lovers of quality acting. Tickets were very reasonably priced. BUT - we were in row AA - front row. This meant that we couldn't possibly see the whole stage - Yes, it did spoil our viewing and I do not believe... More 

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MelbTheatreCo, Digital Manager at Melbourne Theatre Company, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed the show - and thanks for sharing your feedback about the seating. We'd love to learn how you booked your tickets so we can improve our messaging around seating availability and sight lines - if you could drop us an email at info{at}mtc.com.au with your details that would be wonderful. Many thanks, MTC More 

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