About Tara Sidebottom

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Living life under a rock; exploring the worlds of fiction on page, screen and stage. Unintentional foodie and Instagram addict @tara_michelleanne

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Carrie The Musical: A Review

Carrie the Musical, Stephen King’s novel arranged for the stage, follows a sheltered teenage girl’s journey through bullying and discovering her powers of telekinesis. What I love most about musical versions of stories is what the songs reveal about characters often represented in silence in film adaptations....

1984: Reimagined On Stage

1984 may be many things but it is not a love story. There is no happy ending. It may feature love, hope, and rebellion but it is not a tale that leaves you satisfied and warm-hearted. 1984 is not enjoyable, at least in the sense of ‘joy’. 1984,...

The Merry Widow: A Rom-Com Opera

Opera is a diverse and captivating genre. It often gets a bad reputation as mere melodrama but opera needs to be experienced to be understood. There’s no way of understanding the depths of a novel without cracking open the book and, with opera, you really need to...

Tosca: An Opera of Passion

Tosca, West Australian Opera’s lasted show to grace His Majesty’s Theatre, is a whirlwind of romance, jealousy, and grief. To briefly explain: Floria Tosca (Antoinette Halloran) finds herself in danger’s way after her lover Maria Cavaradossi (Paul O’Neill) helps Cesare Angelotti (Wade Kernot) hide from the police, lead...

Velvet: Divas, Circus, and Cabaret

The award-winning wonder Velvet has been wowing audiences and has finally made its stop in Perth. Joining the Fringe World festival, this mash-up of cabaret style performance with circus adds thrill to entertainment. With a talented cast, featuring the legendary Marcia Hines, the cozy atmosphere of the...