Concrete Playground



Between 2010-2013, I contributed on a weekly basis to Concrete Playground Melbourne and Concrete Playground Sydney. I wrote theatre, film, food, drink and arts reviews as well as sponsored content covering local entertainment, lifestyle and culture. I uploaded all my own stories, sourcing and resizing images as required, and helped maintain a national media database.




Review: Howler, Brunswick


The Secrets of the Abbotsford Quadfecta


Review: Phedre at Malthouse Theatre


Review: Stovetop Café, Carlton


Sponsored: Concrete Playground Runs the Tan Ultra


Sponsored: The Five Best Scenic Running Routes in Melbourne


Sponsored: Tan Ultra 2013


Review: Cowboy Mouth at Goodtime Studios


Preview: Bang! Crash! Tap! at The Arts Centre


Review: Gill’s Diner, CBD


Preview: Twiggy – The Face of ’66 at ACMI


Preview: Footy + Superstar + Evelyn Ida Morris at The Toff in Town


Review: The Everleigh, Fitzroy


Review: Circa – Wunderkammer at Malthouse Theatre


Preview: The Glory Box at fortyfivedownstairs


Review: Lost in Space/Speaking Loosely/Royalty at Gertrude Contemporary Art Space


Preview: Bastille Day Party at The Evening Star


Review: Bangarra – Blak at The Arts Centre


Preview: The Second Annual Lebowski Bash at The Astor Theatre


Review: Ten Months in a Cold Town at The Abbotsford Convent


Preview: Unpaved Songwriter Sessions #27 at The Old Bar


Preview: Documentary Drawing with Lily Mae Martin at The Abbotsford Convent


Review: True Love Travels on a Gravel Road at fortyfivedownstairs


Preview: Herding Cats at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre


Preview: Exhibition 55 at C3 Contemporary Art Space


Review: 1 Man Debate with Simon Taylor at Melbourne Comedy Festival


Preview: CherryRock013 at Cherry Bar


Review: North Carlton Canteen, Carlton North


Preview: I’ve An Uncle Ivan Launch and Exhibition at Lamington Drive


Review: The Joy of Text at La Mama Theatre


Preview: Boogie 7 Festival at Tallarook


Preview: The Shape of Things at No Vacancy Gallery


Preview: John Vickery – Between the Lines at Founders Gallery


Preview: Where The Wild Things Are at The Wheeler Centre


Review: Massoni, CBD


Review: 4000 Miles at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre




Review: The Comedy of Errors at The Sydney Opera House


Review: The We and the I at selected cinemas


Review: The Threepenny Opera at Roslyn Packer Theatre


Preview: Bizarre Bazaar at Angel Place


Preview: Insert Coin(s) – Level 4 at Oxford Art Factory


Review: Any Questions for Ben? at selected cinemas


Review: Pygmalion at Roslyn Packer Theatre


Preview: Bondi Openair Cinema at Bondi Pavilion


Review: Never Did Me Any Harm at Wharf Theatre


Preview: Insert Coin(s) – The Darkness II at Oxford Art Factory


Preview: A Very Egyptian Cab Sav at Stinson Lane


Review: The Birthday Boys at NIDA


Review: As You Like It at Belvoir Theatre


Review: Anonymous at selected cinemas


Preview: Women, Power & Culture – Then and Now at New Theatre


Review: Africa at Sydney Theatre Company


Review: Bill Cunningham New York at selected cinemas


Review: The Book of Everything at Seymour Centre


Review: Midnight in Paris at selected cinemas


Review: Boxing Day at Old Fitzroy Theatre


Preview: Baron Wolman – The Rolling Stone Years at Blender Gallery


Review: Page One – Inside the New York Times at selected cinemas


Review: Sweet Bird Andsoforth at ATYP Studios


Review: Beginners at selected cinemas


Preview: Jonathan Franzen at Sydney Writers’ Festival


Review: Blood Wedding at Sydney Theatre Company


Review: The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell at Old Fitzroy Theatre


Preview: Kill Devil Hills at Annandale Hotel


Review: Neighbourhood Watch at Belvoir Theatre


Preview: Sydney Tweed Ride at Sydney Town Hall


Review: Bangarra – Belong at The Sydney Opera House


Review: The Coming World at Darlinghurst Theatre


Preview: A Dalai Lama Portrait at Customs House


Review: The Seagull at Belvoir Theatre


Preview: Songs of Rapture and Torture at Serial Space


Review: Once Under A Sky at Old Fitzroy Theatre


Preview: Darwin Deez at The Metro


Review: Modern Worship at Gallery A.S.


Preview: Sydney Writers’ Festival at various locations


Review: Ruby Moon at Wharf Theatre


Preview: Washington at Metro Theatre


Preview: Datarock at Oxford Art Factory


Review: Smoke and Mirrors (The Return) at Seymour Centre


Preview: Go Font Urself at Roller Studio


Review: Pocket Bar, Darlinghurst


Review: Samantha Everton – Marionettes at Dickerson Gallery


Review: Hamlet at Sydney Theatre Company


Preview: Sparkadia at Metro Theatre


Review: The Brothers Size at Stables Theatre


Preview: Jodee Knowles at Friends of Leon Gallery


Review: Concrete Heartbeat at Old Fitzroy Theatre


Preview: Andrew O’Hagan and Annie Proulx at Sydney Writers’ Festival


Preview: Phatchance + Coptic Soldier at Oxford Art Factory


Review: Wish I’d Said That at Ensemble Theatre


Preview: Project Futures at The Vault


Preview: Just the Ticket at Ensemble Theatre


Preview: Lucas Grogan – Black + Blue at Iain Dawson Gallery


Review: The Man Who Planted Trees at The Sydney Opera House


Preview: Barry Divola – Nineteen Seventysomething at Surry Hills Library


Preview: The Fall at Metro Theatre


Preview: No Reserve Auction at Global Gallery


Preview: Bag Raiders at The Forum


Preview: May Barrie + Tori de Mestre at Stella Downer Fine Art Gallery


Preview: Belles Will Ring at The Gaelic