Thomas Burt describes his younger self as “incredibly awkward and socially anxious.” So how did he end up in the lead role of William in Punk Rock, a play about teenage bullying and violence? “I was a big computer guy,” he says. His aptitude for technology led to working on sound and lighting for school productions,… Read more.
Dogfight is the next show to hit the Hayes Theatre, starting from 1 May through to 31 May. This phenomenal show with music and lyrics by Pasek and Paul and book by Peter Duchan, will be directed by Neil Gooding, and feature a vibrant cast of superb young actors. It’s sure to impress and confront… Read more.
Ali McGregor, billed as the Opera Australia soprano who ran away with the circus and fresh from a starring role in Club Swizzle at the Opera House, is bringing her worldwide cabaret success, Alchemy, to Sydney’s Hayes Theatre. Claire Condry caught the show for AussieTheatre in Perth in 2013, and said: “McGregor’s mode is to take… Read more.
For one night only, Catherine Alcorn presents her show The Divine Miss Bette at the place where it really took off: the Slide Lounge in Sydney’s Oxford Street. Alcorn has been successfully playing Bette Midler, on and off, since 2009. But this loud, bawdy and larger-than-life role arose from a low period in her professional… Read more.
Burlesque dancer Angie Sylvia plays with fire. Literally. Her Fire Burlesque act involves naked flames, and if you sit in the front row of the Spiegeltent during her performance in Absinthe, you will feel the heat. You might even feel puffs of air as she pops balloons in the Balloon Strip act she learned from… Read more.
Leon Radojkovic never learnt music as a kid growing up in Auckland. In fact, he was in his teens when he picked up his first instrument: the guitar. Because of its rock-and-roll allure, of course. But that instrument led him in directions not taken by the average member of a garage band. Radojkovic is now… Read more.
I, Malvolio, hate you. Look at you. Sitting there with your bellies full of pop and pickled herring. Laughing at me. Go on. Laugh at the funny man. Laugh. Make the funny man cry… Part Monty Python and part Black Adder, I, Malvolio is the fourth in a series of plays by Tim Crouch which takes… Read more.
Opera Australia and John Frost’s lavish, multi-million dollar production of The King and I premieres in Melbourne tonight and we took some time to chat with star Jason Scott Lee about performing this incredible Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Lee, who shot to fame following his portrayal of Bruce Lee in the film Dragon the Bruce Lee… Read more.
Ben Nielsen brings AussieTheatre readers an epic three act interview series – From Oxford Street to the Opera House – with Australia’s one and only Paul Capsis. Today we share with you Act III – enjoy! Act III – The Curtain Call Paul Capsis is a familiar face at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which has… Read more.
Elise McCann is bringing her brand new cabaret – Everybody Loves Lucy – to the Hayes Theatre Co this week and we caught up with her for a chat about the show, the industry and what makes her tick! What’s your name and what do you do? Elise McCann! I am an excessively fast and… Read more.