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Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan on writing a new musical

Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan on writing a new musical

While studying Music Theatre together, Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan often found themselves playing around on the piano and writing songs when they weren’t needed in rehearsals. Five years later, the first musical they wrote together, The Gathering, is currently enjoying a season at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne. After being encouraged to create their own work… Read more.



Coffee With… Matilda’s top 10 musicals

Cabaret
Emma Stone
Alan Cumming
Andrea Goss
Gayle Rankin
Kaleigh Cronin
Kristin Olness
Jessica Pariseau
Stacey Sipowicz
Leeds Hill
Benjamin Eakeley
Dylan Paul
Evan D. Siegel

Ever seen a show and said “that’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”? If you’re as indecisive as me, you probably agree that there are far too many ridiculously amazing productions out there and every show is far too different for comparison. My criteria to separate the best began to include number of goose-bumps, millilitres of… Read more.


NZ Opera opens ‘Sweeney Todd’

NZ Opera opens ‘Sweeney Todd’

It’s busy times like these that I actually wish I did drink coffee. Alas, my metaphorical ones continue… I am now into my fifth week in New Zealand (my home country), playing the role of Tobias Ragg in New Zealand Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which opened over the weekend…. Read more.


High on a Hill – An open letter to the Australian Federal Parliament from Matthew Lee Robinson

Matthew Lee Robinson and Scott Morris at their wedding in Auckland, 2016

Matthew Lee Robinson wrote a letter to the Australian Federal Parliament last week. It was shared on Facebook over 660 times and reached an incredible amount of people both on social media and, thanks to Labor’s Shadow Minister for Environment, Heritage, Trade, Tourism and Major Events Penny Sharpe, the floor of NSW Parliament. It’s a brilliant… Read more.


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