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Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie has written 782 articles on AussieTheatre

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The Play That Goes Wrong is bound for Australia

The Play That Goes Wrong - London Cast

Ready for some harmless chaos? Mischief Theatre (an Olivier Award winning company!) are bringing their stuff of comedy legend, The Play That Goes Wrong, to Australia for the very first time. Currently playing to packed houses in the West End, it’ll open here in Melbourne on 22 February, followed by a season in Adelaide from 28… Read more.


Shocking figures show the arts industry is in pain. How can we take care of each other?

Shocking figures show the arts industry is in pain. How can we take care of each other?

This week, the arts and entertainment industries have been reporting on the new figures released by Entertainment Assist and Victoria University that reveal serious, shocking truths about the health and wellbeing for peope who work on all levels of the Australian entertainment industry.   If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties, you can call… Read more.


Festival Fatale: a two-day theatre festival of women

Black Birds

Patriarchy getting you down? The remedy just might be Festival Fatale. The two day theatre festival at Sydney’s Eternity Playhouse, from 29 – 30 October, is the work of Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS), and it’s going to be something else. Dedicated to celebrated strong, diverse and complex female voices, Festival Fatale features 6 plays, 4 play readings,… Read more.


For one night only, stars unite in Sydney for Entertainment Assist

For one night only, stars unite in Sydney for Entertainment Assist

On Monday 21 November, a dazzling array of Australian entertainment industry stars will come together in response to the shocking new figures detailing the widespread mental health issues currently faced by industry workers at all levels. Out From Under, which began in Melbourne in 2015, will aim to removing the stigma surrounding mental health within the entertainment… Read more.


Meet Genevieve Kingsford: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2016

Genevieve Kingsford

The Rob Guest Endowment annual gala concert is just weeks away and it’s going to be a night to remember in the Aussie Musical Theatre calendar. The big event is all set for Monday November 14, where six finalists — emerging stars of Australian musical theatre — will take the stage at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre to compete for a… Read more.



World premiere: Muriel’s Wedding the Musical announced for Sydney 2017!

World premiere: Muriel’s Wedding the Musical announced for Sydney 2017!

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures have come together for one of the more exciting announcements we’ve heard in a while: a brand new Australian musical based on a beloved Aussie film. The country’s premier theatre company is staging the world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding the Musical. Writing for the Guardian, critic Luke Buckmaster said “Muriel’s Wedding… Read more.


Cast announced for Helpmann Award-winning musical Ladies in Black tour

Ladies in Black -  Image by Rob Maccoll

There’s nothing quite like the news that a new Australian musical is receiving not just recognition and critical acclaim, but also more life, and today, we get to celebrate just that. As previously reported Ladies in Black, which premiered at Queensland Theatre Company and also enjoyed a season in Melbourne, will tour nationally in 2017. The… Read more.


Kinky Boots Australia cast will perform at the AFL Pride Game

Kinky Boots: on its way to Melbourne?

Today at Etihad Stadium, the cast of the new Australian production of Kinky Boots the Musical will join in with the inuagural AFL Pride Game. As the Game’s official entertainment partner, the cast will be giving a pre-match performance under a pair of 3.3m high “kinky boots.” Leading man Toby Francis will sing two songs, joined by other… Read more.


A quick chat with playwright Mary Anne Butler

Mary Anne Butler

Mary Anne Butler is a Darwin-based playwright. Her play, Broken, is the first drama to win one of the most prestigious awards in Australia, the Victorian Premier’s Award for literature. For the first time, the play will be staged outside of the NT, at Sydney’s Eternity Playhouse by Darlinghurst Theatre Company. We sent Mary Anne a few questions… Read more.


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