Sneak peek: Fiddler on the Roof rehearsal images

Anthony Warlow in Fiddler on the Roof rehearsals. Image by Jim Lee

The cast of Tim Lawson’s new production of Fiddler on the Roof are currently rehearsing in Melbourne ahead of an official opening night on January 5, 2016. Last week they opened up their rehearsal room to the media for a sneak peek of the work and of star Anthony Warlow in the  coveted role of Tevye…. Read more.

Adelaide in 2015: A Year In The Arts

Adelaide Festival Centre. Image: supplied

2015 has been a mixed year in the world of South Australian Arts. Big names in big Festivals have attracted big audiences. The State has seen Federal Arts funding de-funded and syphoned off by the Abbott/Brandis team only then to be partially re-funded by Prime Minister Turnbull’s team. Our own State Government has cut funding… Read more.

A different kind of opera: Matt McFarlane on ABC and Opera Australia’s The Divorce

Matt McFarlane

A landmark artistic event is taking place over four nights this week on ABC1 and it’s pretty darn exciting. Our national opera company (Opera Australia) and our national broadcaster (ABC TV) have come together to bring The Divorce, a unique, multi-platform project that will reinvent opera for television, film and online audiences all across the… Read more.

Sneak Peek: Violet Photo Feature

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in Blue Saint Productions' Violet. Image by Grant Leslie Photography

The Australian premiere of Violet officially opens tonight at Hayes Theatre Co, and we are thrilled to be bringing you a special photo feature with production shots from the show. Starring Samantha Leigh Dodemaide in the titular role, Violet is a musical with book/ lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori and will be playing… Read more.

7 Christmas gift ideas for the Theatre Fan


No matter what your life looks like approaching Christmas each year, there will always be a slight cloud of organisational related dread floating above your head in December. The songs are merry, the decorations are made of glitter – a theatre person should thrive in the Christmas environment, but sadly, this is not always the… Read more.

We Will Rock You – A Chat with Ben Elton

Ben Elton. Image by Johnny Ring

Ben Elton has enjoyed a lifelong immersion in words. From successful TV shows like Rowan Atkinson’s Blackadder, to a cavalcade of acclaimed standalone novels, to full length theatrical plays – it seems that Ben Elton’s pen has traipsed joyfully through all of the successes possible within the creative world. Musical Theatre fans may recognise Ben’s name… Read more.

Photo Feature – Black Swan’s Next to Normal

Rachael Beck and Michael Cormick in Next to Normal. Image by Gary Marsh

Perth’s Black Swan State Theatre Company completes its 2015 season with the Tony Award winning musical Next to Normal. The show opened last night (Wednesday 11 November) at the Heath Ledger Theatre, and we have some wonderful production shots to share, captured by photographer Gary Marsh. Directed by Adam Mitchell Next to Normal stars Shannen Alyce, Rachael Beck,… Read more.

BRIEFS: The Second Coming – Jack Beeby chats with Creative Director Fez Faanana


BRIEFS: The Second Coming is described as a “heart-stopping blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger”. This all-male burlesque began in the back warehouse space of a Brisbane bookshop in 2008. Performances at the Brisbane Festival led to a run at the Adelaide Fringe, then onto cities including London, Berlin, Edinburgh, Paris and… Read more.