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Isaac Newton – inventor of calculus, godfather of physics, and the scientist Einstein admired – is the subject of Nearer the Gods, David Williamson’s (The Perfectionist, Gallipoli) new play, premiering this weekend as the first performance in the Bille Brown Theatre.
‘It’s a good time though!’ exclaims blonde bombshell Libby Wood to a concurring crowd. As one half of Mother’s Ruin – one third if we count Jeremy on piano’s speakeasy charm – she could be describing her own show.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that all queer love stories must be told through the use of song, dance, and, in the case of Romeo is not the Only Fruit, a reminder of all the tropes plaguing queer romances in popular culture.
What do you get when you combine the punk aesthetics of 90’s era Paul McDermott, the absurd fever dream of the 90’s club scenes, and the sexual liberation and feminist movements of the mid 60’s to 70’s with a touch of Pricilla Queen of the Desert?
Part of Oz Comic Con’s guest line-up is a variety of local comic artists and illustrators. It was great to hear from Tristan Jones (moniker T-Rex), who has written for works such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and illustrated for Aliens.
On paper, Bob Carr and Germaine Greer make unlikely bedfellows. He’s an ex-politician. And she’s Germaine bloody Greer, second-wave feminism’s most vocal proponent.