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.
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.
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.
AussieTheatre.com Editor in Chief Erin James sat down with industry giant Kurt Sneddon (he’s 6’6″ – see what we did there?) to reflect on 12 years of memories at Blueprint Studios before the popular photography house closes its doors next month… When the pale blue barn doors of a little boat-shed studio in Balmain close this… Read more.
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.
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.