Review: Macbeth – Sydney Theatre Company

Hugo Weaving as Macbeth. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Walking into this production is like nothing else. The audience (much smaller than usual, only 360 people can fit) sits on the stage, on temporary seating, which is either fine or not comfortable enough, depending on who you ask. In the maw of Sydney Theatre, four rows of seats have…

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Rob Guest Endowment announces 2014 semi finalists

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After auditioning over 200 applicants in the initial round, 30 young performers have been selected to progress as semi-finalists for the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award. Now in its 6th year, the prize is awarded annually to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. It seeks out Australia’s brightest and most talented young…

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Mother and Son photo feature

Mother and Son. Image by Image by Belinda Strodder

Mother and Son is currently playing at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne for a limited season and Belinda Strodder took these great images of the cast last week for a special AussieTheatre photo feature. Starring Noeline Brown, Darren Gilshenan Shane Jacobson and Nicki Wendt, Mother and Son is based on the…

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Sex with Strangers

Veronica Neave and Thomas Larkin in Sex With Strangers [image supplied]

When creatives and chemistry collide… Sex with Strangers … now that’s a title that sells. Judging by the four or so sex scenes before interval, I can report to the voyeurs out there that the title isn’t just a marketing tease full of empty promises. But the play, penned by…

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The Red Shoes

Elise May and Benjamin Chapman in The Red Shoes [image: Chris Herzfeld, Camlight Productions]

Passion, Beauty and Dance- Natalie Weir’s The Red Shoes The Red Shoes is a timeless story about a woman torn between her all-consuming passion for dance and her passion for her lover. Originally a fairytale, it has inspired ballets and several films, yet Natalie Weir’s current adaptation for Expressions Dance…

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Is Pippin heading down under?

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According to an article on BroadwayWorld.com, the Broadway revival production of Pippin is slated to head down under in 2015. Read the original article here Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin, with choreography by Bob Fosse, originally premiered on Broadway in 1972, winning 5 Tony Awards and running for over 2000 performances. This all-new revival production is…

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Malthouse: The Book of Loco

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Among walls of tape-sealed cardboard boxes stands a middle-aged man in a suit. He has a beard, an accent and looks like he’s going to sweat a lot. And he might be mad and/or mad as he’s being searched before boarding an international flight. Boom? Aliro Zavarce’s The Book of Loco won…

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UNDRGRND goes National

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UNDRGRND – It’s a dance party, performance, industry event, and a great night out. Brainchild of dance choreography and entrepreneur Paul Malek, UNDRGRND has been running for a couple of years in Melbourne as a platform for dancers and choreographers to showcase their work. The uniqueness of the concept is that…

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MTC: Glengarry Glen Ross

MTC: Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross is many things. It won Mamet the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama because it captured a time, place and attitude so remarkably. He re-wrote it as an acclaimed film (1992) and the play’s an aspirational piece for actors. Who doesn’t want to do a Mamet? But this…

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