Blue Saint Productions’ Songs For A New World is now playing for a limited 2.5 week season at Hayes Theatre Co and we have some beautiful production images to share thanks to photographer Grant Leslie. Teagan Wouters, Chris Scalzo, Sophie Carter and Cameron Macdonald feature in this two act song cycle about life, love and… Read more.
Mary Anne Butler is a Darwin-based playwright. Her play, Broken, is the first drama to win one of the most prestigious awards in Australia, the Victorian Premier’s Award for literature. For the first time, the play will be staged outside of the NT, at Sydney’s Eternity Playhouse by Darlinghurst Theatre Company. We sent Mary Anne a few questions… Read more.
Opening recently in Sydney, Eddie Perfect’s The Beast has been directed by Simon Phillips, and will soon head to Melbourne and Brisbane. While the production was still in the rehearsal room, Phillips spoke to me about the content of the play, his working relationship with Perfect, and what makes for a good evening in the… Read more.
Following a celebrated international career, singer / actor Erin Cornell is back in Australia and in the final stages of preparation for her solo show, An Evening With Erin Cornell – Live At The Basement, which will play one night only on August 9 at 8pm. She managed to squeeze a cup of tea into… Read more.
Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, arguably the most important thing to happen to Australian musical theatre in decades, is set to announce the cast of the Australian premiere of Side Show on Sunday 7 August! But before that, don’t you want to see who’s been submitting audition tapes? We’ve had Krizak and Vilar, Hayes and Cole, and now…. Mulcahy and Harbridge??… Read more.
In Claire McIntyre’s award-winning play Low Level Panic, currently showing at the Old Fitz, Amy Ingram performs one of three leading female roles in a cast that emphasises women’s voices. With the goal of unflinchingly exploring the way society views women’s lives, bodies, sexuality and safety, Low Level Panic has allowed Ingram to explore her own… Read more.
As the reviews come in and Brisbane are rockin’ out to We Will Rock You, Ben Elton’s tribute to Rock n Roll using the back catalogue of iconic Queen songs, Aussie Theatre’s Queensland reporter, Bobbi-Lea got to spend some time with two seriously cool cast members. In the video below, powerhouse diva Casey Donovan talks role research… Read more.
Paul Capsis, national treasure and performer extraordinaire, is currently treading the boards of Sydney’s Seymour Centre as Quentin Crisp, a writer and queer personality of the 20th century, in Resident Alien, which began performances in Melbourne. Capsis has shared many similar life experiences with the historical character, and much like Crisp, has forged an artistic… Read more.
When I conjure an image of Wicked in my mind, I see the hands of two very different women joined in solidarity and friendship during the song ‘For Good’. A fun night of entertainment for some, Wicked is almost a feminist manifesto to me and many other girls, a representation of what women can achieve… Read more.
How do you go from study to premiering your first full-length play at a beloved Sydney indie joint? Lucy Clements knows. She graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2015. In 2014 she established her own theatre company, Ghosts, and developed her first full-length show – which is making its Sydney debut… Read more.