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Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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Brisbane season announced for My Fair Lady tour

Anna O'Byrne will star as flower girl Eliza Dootlittle. Image by Brian Geach

Following yesterday’s ‘Loverly’ news that Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of My Fair Lady will be touring to Melbourne in May 2017, it was confirmed this morning that the show will also play a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC. Producers John Frost and Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terracini announced that the 60th anniversary production of… Read more.


My Fair Lady confirms 2017 Melbourne season

Anna O'Byrne

Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) and produced by John Frost and Opera Australia, the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady is an understandably hot topic. The list of BIG names associated with this production (both on and off the stage) is staggering and today, there is even more exciting news from… Read more.


John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers opens tonight, Sydney

Fawlty Towers. Image by James Morgan

The world premiere of John Cleese’s live production of Fawlty Towers opens this evening at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer theatre for a limited four week season with an all Australian cast. Stephen Hall stars as Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers – Live on Stage with Blazey Best as his wife Sybil, Syd Brisbane as Manuel and Aimee Horne as… Read more.


We Will Rock You cancels final two seasons

Erin Clare and Gareth Keegan in We Will Rock You. Photo by Jeff Busby.

The Australian tour of We Will Rock You will be cut short, with seasons cancelled in both Perth and Adelaide. A message on the official We Will Rock You website cites “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the cancellations in both cities, leaving a gap in the programming at Perth’s Crown Theatre from 15 November and… Read more.


Ensemble Theatre announce 2017 season

Ensemble Theatre 2017 season Play 8, BUYER AND CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins with Ben Gerrard

The Ensemble Theatre have announced ten plays and a special cabaret event for their 2017 season. Three world premieres will debut at the intimate venue in Kirribilli next year, with playwrights David Williamson, Kate Mulvany and John Misto bringing new works to the stage. Artistic director Mark Kilmurry has curated an exciting mix of new… Read more.



Ready To Play: Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland will star in Side Show Australian Premiere

Side Show Poster 2016

We’ve been waiting for this show to grace our shores for nearly 20 years, and now the Australian premiere cast of Side Show has been announced! Opening at Hayes Theatre Co this September, Helpmann Award winner Kerrie Anne Greenland (Les Miserables) and Laura Bunting (The Voice, Wicked and RENT) will lead the production as twins Violet and Daisy Hilton. Although… Read more.


Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

The 16th annual Helpmann Award ceremony took place tonight at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star with the who’s who of the Aussie arts and live performance industry in attendance. Check out our full list of winners below. BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY MARK LEONARD WINTER King Lear Sydney Theatre Company BEST… Read more.


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