MTC: Endgame

Julie Forsyth & Rhys McConnochie. Photo by Jeff Busby

There’s a double page in the program for the MTC’s Endgame titled “explantion”. It’s about modernism, Absurdism and finding meaning in Samuel Beckett’s writing. It’s great for post-show conversations but it doesn’t talk about the possibility of losing yourself in Beckett’s world and not giving a toss about meaning. For me, the…

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Les Miserables opening night snaps

Viva La France! Les Mis opening night, Sydney

Les Miserables opened at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre last night with a gala after party at the Town Hall. Check out some of the images from the event below! #LesMisOz #TheQuicheWasFreakingAmazing Principal Les Mis girls @PatriceTipoki @LaraMulcahy @KA_Greenland @elangridge89 amazing premier in Sydney last night pic.twitter.com/rkbhS6JBb9 — Neil Bennett (@BennoTweets) March…

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Review: Les Misérables, Sydney season

Les Miserables Australia. Image by Matt Murphy.

It’s an epic musical, a towering behemoth from the 1980s – an era that spawned plenty of them, like Cats and Phantom of the Opera – but Les Misérables , a sung-through, all-feeling story of love, injustice, and striving for liberation and redemption in dark times, feels like the biggest…

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Walking With Dinosaurs is back in Melbourne

Stegosaurus in Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular

The late William May told me that the idea for Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular came to him when he stopped his car to watch cranes working at Docklands at night. He saw dinosaurs and knew that the technology existed that could make something as close to a real dinosaur as…

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Les Miserables opens in Sydney tonight

Simon Gleeson and Hayden Tee. Image by Matt Murphy.

“The time is now, the day is here!” The cast, crew and creative team of Les Miserables are preparing for a big day at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre with a gala opening scheduled for 7pm tonight. After a successful debut season at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les…

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Violet announced for Hayes Theatre in 2015

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Violet, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change), will find a home at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co in November 2015. Based on the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts, Violet tells the story…

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