Part 2: Lea Salonga talks cultural representation and current politics through musical theatre

Part 2: Lea Salonga talks cultural representation and current politics through musical theatre

When I was given the opportunity to speak to Lea Salonga about her upcoming concerts just days after the results of the American election were announced, I couldn’t help but link her wealth of roles to current political conversations. Below, Salonga discusses the parallels between the hate rhetoric that inspired the events of of the Japanese internment… Read more.

Baylie’s Big Break – Adelaide performer makes professional debut in Dusty the Musical

Baylie Carson

After much Wishin’ and Hopin’, performer Baylie Carson returns home to Adelaide in her professional debut, ‘Dusty the Musical’ at the Festival Theatre. Growing up in both Adelaide and the Langhorn Creek wine region, Carson is a proud South Australian, and is excited to bring her first tour back to Festival Theatre, where she ‘saw… Read more.

Celebrating Christmas with Patrice Tipoki

Celebrating Christmas with Patrice Tipoki

Australian stage favourite and accomplished international leading lady, Patrice Tipoki has had an incredibly successful 2016. Rather than being satisfied with a restful holiday season after a stint playing Fantine on the West End, in Dubai and Singapore, she has released two vastly different solo songs over the last few weeks, both concerning different aspects… Read more.

Women in Australian Theatre: Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell

In 2016, 61% of mainstage Australian theatre works was written by men. 90% of international works programmed were written by men. This means that fewer than 30% of plays produced in Australia in 2016 were written or directed by women. On top of this, women in the industry are often treated poorly simply for being… Read more.

Seymour Centre will represent the under-represented in 2017


On November 16th the Seymour Centre revealed its 2017 season through a night of song, interesting synopses and introductions to theatre companies both familiar, and new to the Sydney scene. Hosted by Artistic Director Tim Jones and featuring guest speakers from each of the relevant production teams and theatre companies, it was a great night… Read more.

Poppy Seed Festival – discussing LadyCake with Anna Rodway

Poppy Seed Festival – discussing LadyCake with Anna Rodway

A self-described “theatre-maker, dessert-baker, actor and writer”, Anna Rodway is currently appearing in LadyCake as part of Melbourne’s Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. Below, Rodway talks to AussieTheatre about the vilification of Marie Antoinette (and all the women who have come after her), the importance of bravery and boldness in pitching new theatre, and why Poppy… Read more.