Bomb the Base

Photo: Filip Konikowski

Photo: Filip Konikowski

...the overall production is a very good sample of the best work that the Fringe produces.
— Dione Joseph
Howlett has indeed succeeded in ‘unpacking Alice’s weighty baggage’ by boldly exploring the multiple emotional levels of her historical journey. With only a short season, this play is not to be missed.
— Clare Pickering
Photo: Sarah Walker

Photo: Sarah Walker

Reflecting this intimate approach, At the Water’s Edge relied upon organic acting, with Howlett using the floor as a stage and the same, simple backdrop for each play. It is a credit to Howlett to have successfully negotiated such an intimate space for each of the plays.
— Grace Carroll
KATHARINE Houghton is best known as an actor, having played beside her aunt Katharine Hepburn in the movie masterpiece Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. But she is also a playwright, acclaimed for her plays almost as much as for her acting. Both art forms have been complementary and enhanced by her understanding.
— Catherine Lambert
Photo: Ange Leggas

Photo: Ange Leggas

The striking thing for me about Greg Pandelidis’ role in the production Heart Thy Neighbour - the latest play on now at Reaction Theatre as part of the Melbourne Fringe - is that he plays an Australian. As one of the three lead male roles, he plays a regular Joe Blow named Rosco. The play has also cast Jim Koutsoukos in the other leading male role, again, as an Australian named Doug. It’s something that you don’t hear too often - and it’s refreshing to have a Greek Australian play just an ordinary Aussie bloke.
— Penni Pappas