A Quick Chat With

A Quick Chat With Nicholas Hope

Nicholas Hope. Photo by Stephen Macdonald.

AFI Award-winning actor Nicholas Hope has written Five Properties of Chainmale, five variations of the theme of contemporary masculinity. He’s also directing it for Griffin Independent. We caught up with the celebrated writer and performer, asking him 20 questions about his career, masculinity, and overseeing his own work on stage. How would you describe your job to… Read more.


A quick chat with Ed Dolista from Live and Let Spy

Ed Dolista, Live and Let Spy

AussieTheatre caught up with Ed Dolista – writer, director and one of the performers in Live and Let Spy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tickets are still available for the final four shows of the MICF season at 1pm and 6:30pm today and tomorrow. Ed began performing in 1981 in The King & I, after which he appeared… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Maggie Scott

Insomniac Theatre's Jerry and Tom. Photo by GiGee Photography

Who doesn’t love a black comedy? Insomniac Theatre is bringing one to Balmain in the form of Rick Cleveland’s Jerry and Tom. We caught up with director Maggie Scott to find out more about her, and about the play, in the Q&A below. How would you describe your job to an alien? A director is a… Read more.


A Quick Chat with Jeff Khan

Jeff Khan is the Artistic Director of Performance Space, who are putting up Day for Night, a Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras experience. We sent Jeff our questions to find out more about the work, Performance Space, and what makes him tick. Describe your job – in five words or less.  It’s creative, exhilarating, challenging,… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Bianca Baykara – In The Heights

After rehearsing part time for just over a month, NIDA graduate Bianca Baykara and the Australasian company of Tony Award winning musical In The Heights are preparing for their first performance at Chapel off Chapel tonight. The cast of 20 are debuting the hit Broadway tuner in Australia (under the direction of James Cutler with choreography by Yvette Lee) in a production… Read more.



A Quick Chat With Glenn Hazeldine

After Dinner, Andrew Bovell’s light comedy, is currently making audiences laugh at Sydney Theatre Company. We sent some questions to everyman actor Glenn Hazeldine to find out his thoughts on life, theatre, and the play. How would you describe your job to an alien brand new to the planet?  Acting is where you get to show off… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Steve Francis

Steve Francis.

After Dinner, Andrew Bovell’s light comedy, is currently making audiences laugh at Sydney Theatre Company. We sent some questions to composer and sound designer Steve Francis, to see what makes him – and the production – tick. If you had to describe your career in five words, which five words would you use? Guitarist from Adelaide… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Jamie Kristian

Jamie Kristian.

The Hayes theatre has proved itself to be a home of firsts, so it seems only fitting that it’s the home of actor Jamie Kristian’s first foray into musical theatre. He’ll be playing Sammy in Blood Brothers, and we sent him our Q&A to get a sense of how it feels to cross over into the… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Michael Cormick

Michael Cormick

Blood Brothers is on its way to the Hayes, with its first preview performance scheduled for tonight. We asked cast member Michael Cormick our 20 questions to find out more about his career, Blood Brothers, and where he stands on theatre superstitions. Describe yourself and your occupation like you would to an alien who knew nothing about… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Michael Whalley

Michael Whalley

One minute he’s starring in films with Angelina Jolie and Michael Fassbender, and the next he’s playing an intimate, exciting play at the tiny yet beloved Old Fitz theatre. Michael Whalley, we like you already. We asked him some questions about movies, theatre, and what he misses about his native New Zealand. How would you… Read more.


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