Author: Alex Dickens

Win a double pass to The Play That Goes Wrong at Canberra Theatre

London’s biggest comedy hit, the riotous theatrical disaster The Play That Goes Wrong described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, will have a limited season at the Canberra Theatre from 25 April.  The Play That Goes Wrong introduces ‘The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society‘ who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call. Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce...

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Monaro Tavern & Brasserie: The revival of a Fyshwick local

The Southside Village Caravan Park has always been some what of a centre for its community. That focus has been renewed by the relaunch of the Monaro Tavern & Brasserie with a fresh look, brand-new kitchen facilities, passionate staff and some really tasty dishes. With owner and General Manager Sophie Martin at the helm, the venue is looking better than ever. “When we took over we did a full re-vamp with a friendly atmosphere that welcomes families and locals for lunch and dinner,” says Sophie. “So far we have had really great feedback from regulars who have seen the venue...

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Confessions of a high tea virgin at the Burbury Terrace

As a massive fan of Downton Abbey and The Crown, I have dreamt of the day I can pop on an elaborate hat and gloves and sip on fragrant tea from bone china while nibbling on a ribbon sandwich. Last weekend, thanks to the high tea setting at the beautiful Burbury Terrace, my dreams came true (minus the hat and gloves). Walking into the bright modern space of Burbury Terrace, we were seated near the window overlooking the gorgeous Barton precinct and Parliament House. The white, starched tablecloths, napkins and squeaky-clean waitstaff set the scene for a lavish midday...

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Baan Latsamy: A Lao local to call home

Not often do you walk into a restaurant and feel completely comfortable with the staff and aromas wafting out of the kitchen. But, Manuka’s Baan Latsamy has made its customers feel at home in the precinct for almost eight years. The word Baan in Thai literally means ‘house’ and with such a hospitable owner, you can feel the love and passion put into the place by owner Latsamy herself. A great example of this is the presence of a single rose on every table that, like a hostess in her own home, was part of a bouquet sent to...

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A local wine for every course

So picture this, you’ve invited around a bunch of your best friends for a meal that you have delicately prepared – a degustation so amazing that even Maggie Beer herself would envy your talent! You pop the top on a bottle of red that you’ve been saving for such an occasion and then you realise … you’re serving fish and that bottle of red has ruined the entire meal! Wipe away those tears Canberrans, I have been around the aisles of Uncle Dan’s enough to consider myself a novice expert of local wines of the season and how to...

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