A quick chat with Alana Valentine, playwright of Letters to Lindy

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and Alana Valentine

In Alana Valentine’s play, Letters to Lindy, the relationship between the Australian public and Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, one of the nations’s most iconic female figures, is examined. Accused of filicide but claiming her daughter was the victim of a dingo, Chamberlain-Creighton received thousands of letters from around the country between first allegation and final coroners report, forming… Read more.

Rebecca Hetherington and Jordan Mahar on First Date

The stars of First Date

Opening last week in Melbourne, Pursued by Bears’ production of First Date introduces us to principal characters Casey and Aaron as they embark on a blind date. I had the privilege of speaking to Rebecca Hetherington and Jordon Mahar, the actors bringing Casey and Aaron to life, about all things First Date. The first thing Rebecca Hetherington told… Read more.

My Fair Lady – Photo Feature

Principal cast of My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s celebrated musical based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Opera Australia and John Frost have brought Dame Julie Andrews – the original Eliza Dootlittle herself – to Sydney to direct a new production which pays homage to the original 1956 work, featuring Oliver… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Mark Fucik, of New York’s Pilobolus Dance Theatre

A Quick Chat With Mark Fucik, of New York’s Pilobolus Dance Theatre

New York-based dance theatre group, Pilobolus, are currently touring their internationally loved production of Shadowland through metropolitan Australia. Mark Fucik, director of the company and original cast member of Shadowland, took the time to answer our questions about the show and why the company decided to blend the artistry of dance and shadow theatre into… Read more.

Simon Phillips on directing The Beast of a play

The Beast

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.

Exclusive Audition Video: Lara Mulcahy & Sheridan Harbridge audition for Daisy & Violet in SIDE SHOW!

Lara Mulcahy and Sheridan Harbridge. Twins.

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.