Show Profiles

Love Thy Neighbour: Neighbourhood Watch at MTC

Lally Katz
Photo:  Heidrun Lohr

The critically acclaimed modern masterpiece Neighbourhood Watch will continue to delight audiences at Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) until Saturday 26 April. Aussie Theatre’s Bethany Simons chatted with playwright Lally Katz about writing, relationships and why everybody needs good neighbours. Since seeing Lally Katz’s unforgettable play Neighbourhood Watch at MTC I’ve…

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A Quick Chat With

Getting To Know You: Jenny Liu

Jenny Liu stars as Tuptim in The King and I

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I opened in Brisbane over the weekend, marking the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring a new interview series entitled Getting To Know You (see what we did there?) to introduce these new…

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News

Bangarra invites community to help celebrate 25 years

Stephen Page and Bangarra Ensemble at Koori Kids Day. Photo by Tiffany Parker.

In June, Bangarra Dance Theatre will take the stage at Sydney Opera House for the world premiere of Patyegarang, as it celebrates 25 years of surviving and thriving. Choreographed by Bangarra Artistic Director Stephen Page, Patyegarang is about a young Eora woman who shared her culture and language with one of the first settlers,…

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Reviews

MICF: Of Mic and Men

Doc Brown

When tickets weren’t available for the show I was planning to see, I took a punt on former rapper Doc Brown in Of Mic and Men on the strength of his 2014 MICF gala spot. For a show promising a “tongue-in-cheek take on hip-hop culture”, it shied away from what I saw…

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Reviews

Opera Australia: Eugene Onegin

Opera Australia. Eugene Onegin. Photo by Jeff Busby

Standing out like a jewel amidst the usual fare of Verdi, Bizet and Donizetti at Opera Australia’s Autumn Melbourne season is Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed Eugene Onegin. Directed by Danish opera director Kasper Holten, Artistic Director of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and first performed at Covent Garden in 2013, this…

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Reviews

MICF: Eric, Sammy J & Randy, and Ben

Scott Gooding, Eric

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival finishes tomorrow! Which means it’s your last chance to see all the shows you’ve been meaning to see all festival – and discover the shows that started this week. Eric’s back! Last seen in 2009, Eric’s a one-person sketch show. He’s not a character but…

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Features

The King and I – Photo Feature

Yongying Woo as Eliza in Opera Australia's The King and I , Brisbane. Image by Oliver Toth

Opera Australia and John Frost’s The King and I opens at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, Brisbane tomorrow night starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Lisa McCune. The production, directed by Christopher Renshaw with lavish costume and set designs by Roger Kirk and Brian Thompson respectively, is a lavish and opulent revival of…

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News

STC to bring Mojo back to stages in May

Jeremy Davidson, Sam Haft, Eamon Farren, Josh McConville. Image by Ingvar Kenne.

Directed by Iain Sinclair (Our Town, Blood Wedding) Mojo is a tightly-wound thriller which examines the dark underside of the halcyon days of rock ‘n’ roll with grim humour. From 17th May, Sydney Theatre Company is set to present Jez Butterworth’s (Jerusalem) savagely comic play. Mojo ricochets full throttle through the seedy, amphetamine-addled London…

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Reviews

Boy & Girl: Oscar Theatre Company

The Boys
Photo:  Kasia Sykus

Oscar Theatre Company transforms the bunkerish Visy theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse into a sassy, sexy cabaret club for a titillating gender-bending performance, Boy & Girl. The cast of twenty-five talented performers spend almost two hours paying homage, in their own warped way, to some of the greats of musical theatre,…

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Reviews

MICF: Rhys Nicholson

Rhys Nicholson

Rhys Nicholson’s latest comedy show Eurgh is appropriately named. If you’re not sure what eurgh means, Google is your friend.‬ ‪Since quitting his lowly-paid office job to embark on a lowly-paid career in comedy, the 22-year-old comedy freshman has managed to slew audiences, in Australia and the UK, with his…

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