In this guest post, co-founder of Sydney indie theatre company Edgeware Forum Jessica-Belle Keogh writes about her company, the importance of the indie theatre ecosystem and re-examining what an “Australian Story” looks and sounds like. I came across a Broadsheet interview following the release of Simon Stone’s The Daughter which struck a chord with me, and it challenged… Read more.
Fiddler on The Roof is currently playing at The Capitol Theatre. Anthony Warlow stars in this brand new production, with a stellar cast including Sigrid Thornton, Mark Mitchell and LIOR. During the run in Sydney, Bec Caton will be chatting with some of the cast members to see what the experience has been like so far… Read more.
Brand new Australian musical The Detective’s Handbook is now officially open at Hayes Theatre Co and we have the first (fabulous) images to share with you. Starring Justin Smith, Sheridan Harbridge, Rob Johnson, Lara Mulcahy, Tony Cogin and Christopher Horsey, this production is a witty, quirky show with a distinctive and unexpected voice. Check out the great images… Read more.
Lucia di Lammermoor, Victorian Opera’s third main production of 2016, has been playing for the last week at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Closing tonight, the production boasts a star soprano in Jessica Pratt, a woman who has played the leading role of Lucia 20 times around the world and now returns home to present the character to… Read more.
Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s play about family, love, faith, and the fights that bind – a biting comedy with heart – is heading to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. We caught up with Anna Burgess, who recently toured the country in The 39 Steps, about what’s it like to tackle something like Bad Jews, her… Read more.
The Detective’s Handbook, a new Australian musical about to debut at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, is the result of when a former rapper develops an obsession with the golden age of detective novels. Coupled with a bright and lively jazz score, this new musical is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as it investigates a crime in… Read more.
Next up for our MICF Q and A feature is Joel Dommett, a comedian from the U.K. Currently appearing solo in Conquer, 2016 marks Joel’s second appearance in the MICF, where he promises to be “more charismatic and more hilarious than ever before.” SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: Joel Domett MICF show name: Conquer Dates: March… Read more.
Mae Martin, a London-based Canadian comedian, makes her Melbourne Comedy Festival debut in 2016. In her show titled Us, she will invite audiences to peer through the lens of her own fluid experience with love and sexuality, and will question whether we actually need to label ourselves at all. SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: Mae Martin… Read more.
Following his debut in the MICF last year with his acclaimed show, Millennial, Alex Edelman will offer audiences Everything Handed To You this year. He answers our brief Q and A below, revealing a truth about himself that has been noted for future festival appearances: he’s not a fan of questions about heckling. Sorry about… Read more.
Cian Kinsella of Irish comedy act Lords of Strut answered our questionnaire and compared his show to Riverdance. Continue reading for the full comparison… SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: LORDS OF STRUT MICF show name: LORDS OF STRUT at The (Very) Big Laugh Out Dates: 5 – 17 April (no shows on Monday) Venue: Fed Square… Read more.