Chatting with Penny McNamee, our new Mary Poppins

Penny McNamee

Penny McNamee, one of Australia’s rising stars, will be playing the practically perfect nanny Mary Poppins in Packemin’s upcoming production at the Riverside Theatre from July 24 – August 8. McNamee has had an extensive career on both stage and screen.  After originating the role of Nessarose in the Australian…

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A week at Dark Mofo

Tennesee at Solid Light Works. Photo by Jess McLaughlin Cafferty

    As Melbourne rugs up for Winter Solstice, Hobart celebrates the last weekend of the Dark Mofo festival. Anne-Marie Peard had to come home to Melbourne, but there’s one more night of the amazing Winter Feast, time to play in Dark Park, music, performances, and the Nude Solstice Swim on Monday morning. Hobart’s, and David Walsh’s, third Dark…

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Dark Mofo: Allison Bell

Allison Bell. Photo by Felipe Pagani

Dark Mofo 2015 is under way, complete with a fire-breathing organ at Macquarie Point, numerous exhibitions and installations celebrating the unusual and macabre, and the trademark beam of white light piercing the icy Hobart night sky. The performing arts program is just as interesting. Anthony and the Johnsons are are…

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