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Bec has a diploma in musical theatre and is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English. She is a freelance theatre writer in Sydney.

Bec has written 93 articles on AussieTheatre

Only Heaven Knows – Hayes Theatre Co

Photo credit: Robert Catto.

Musicals about queer people that aren’t afraid to embrace their queerness – or in the words of Lily Tomlin, aren’t trying to imitate heterosexuality – are few and far between. It’s not something you’d expect to find in musical theatre history pre-Rent or Fun Home, and it’s probably not something you’d expect to find in… Read more.


Chatting with Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess

Chatting with Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess

You may know Sierra Boggess from her starring role as Ariel in The Little Mermaid or Christine in Phantom of the Opera or most recently she originated the role of Principal Mullins in School of Rock. Now this Broadway and West End musical theatre star is making her Australian debut! She can’t wait to come… Read more.


The Bodyguard – Sydney

The Bodyguard – Sydney

Flames launch from the front of the stage, the curtain rises to reveal Rachel Marron (a dazzling Paulini), suspended on a platform above a stage full of dancers in glittering costumes. It’s Whitney Houston’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and this is The Bodyguard. Rachel Marron is an internationally acclaimed film star and singer. She has… Read more.


The Dog / The Cat

The Dog / The Cat | Photo by Brett Boardman

Romantic comedies are a staple of cinema, but it is rare to find a truly enchanting equivalent in the theatre. Luckily, Belvoir has brought back double bill The Dog / The Cat, an onstage rom-com that sparkles. In two 40 minute plays, loosely tied together by the titular pets in each, the bill  examines modern… Read more.


Chatting with Elise McCann about her upcoming show, Dahlesque!

Chatting with Elise McCann about her upcoming show, Dahlesque!

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival takes place each year in June, showcasing a variety of incredibly talented artists performing their diverse, moving and entertaining pieces. This year, Dahlesque, a concert featuring music from the various adaptations of Roald Dahl’s work, will be making its world premiere at the festival. Very fittingly, it will star the incredibly… Read more.



The Bleeding Tree – Wharf Theatre, STC

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman.

As the lights come down on The Bleeding Tree, silence momentarily consumes the audience. From the first moment, this play demands every ounce of your attention and emotional investment. It’s only as it draws to a close that we are able to fully process what we just witnessed. The play opens on three women: a… Read more.


Chimerica – Roslyn Packer Theatre

Chimerica. Image by Brett Boardman.

The light comes up on a group of people standing clad in white, backs to the audience. They are holding a plastic shopping bag in each hand. It is an image of naïve heroism – an act of defiance in an attempt to change a nation. It is the image of the ‘Unknown hero’,  of… Read more.


Calamity Jane – Hayes Theatre Co

Credit: John Mcrae.

With a woman who refuses to shrink down into the boxes her society assigns her, a rowdy saloon in the middle of the Wild West, strongly hinted queer subtext, and an immersive theatre experience, One Eyed Man Production’s Calamity Jane has something for everyone. And if none of that sparks your interest, it boasts an incredibly… Read more.


Away – Sydney Opera House

The cast of Sydney Theatre Company’s Away. © Prudence Upton

The word ‘classic’ is often used to describe texts that have stood the test of time. Shakespeare is probably the reigning definitive of the term, but Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Miller and others of their ilk spring to mind. It’s rare to find an Australian playwright’s name on that list, but Michael Gow’s Away is a… Read more.


The Judas Kiss – Old Fitz Theatre

Photo by John Marmaras.

Oscar Wilde’s writing may be well known, but for some, his lascivious and scandal-filled past is less renowned.  David Hare invites us into that past in The Judas Kiss, asking us to consider how Wilde’s slew of young lovers led to his persecution and ultimate exile from a society that denounced homosexuality as illegal, deviant… Read more.


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