Show Profiles

Triassic Parq: Fun is not extinct

Rob Johnson, Velociraptor of Innocence in Squabbalogic's Triassic Parq. Photograph by Michael Francis.

Jay James-Moody really loves dinosaurs. He loves them so much that he and new spouse Jessica’s honeymoon included Hawaiian locations where Jurassic Park was shot. “My wife Jessica even imitated a raptor during the ceremony,” says the director of Squabbalogic’s new production Triassic Parq. “So I married the right woman.” James-Moody—in his role as artistic… Read more.


Like Me: Immerse yourself in a topsy-turvy world

Mongrel Mouth's Like Me: an immersive theatre experience in a topsy-turvy world.

In Like Me, Mongrel Mouth’s new immersive theatre production, a treatment centre has fallen into the hands of former patients. If that’s not topsy-turvy enough, the production further shakes up traditional expectations. Instead of sitting quietly in your designated seat in a darkened auditorium, the audience roams within eight rooms of Merchant House (built in 1848)…. Read more.


Cabaret in the Day 2015 at Mosman Art Gallery

Christine Douglas as Gladys Moncrieff in Our Glad, one of the three productions in the Cabaret in the Day season.

“I’m absolutely, irrepressibly optimistic about this season,” says Melvyn Morrow. Morrow has contributed his writing skills to a wide range of media (television, radio, stage) and a wide range of genres (comedy, cabaret, musicals including Dusty and SHOUT!). His play, Vice, looked at sexual abuse in private schools and recently finished its successful season at… Read more.



Experimental Freshworks at Old 505 Theatre

Freshworks, at the Old 505 Theatre, Surry Hills.

Sex. Death. Memory. Loss. Greed. Oh, and women’s Olympic boxing. The 2015 Freshworks season at the Old 505 Theatre in Surry Hills taps into the profound concerns that have driven theatre since the days of Greek tragedy—and addresses modern-day themes as well. But the productions in Freshworks experiment with the ways they push and poke at these… Read more.


Rotunda: Brass band, dance remembers ANZAC pain

NZDC Rotunda. Photo by John McDermott

“I want to make work that anybody can understand and connect with,” says Shona McCullagh, chief executive and artistic director of the New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC). Case in point: Rotunda, the company’s first full-length production, a fresh and different kind of commemoration of the ANZAC centenary. It makes an unmistakably emotional impact—even on the… Read more.


Birdie Productions debuts with Hot Shoe Shuffle

Daryl Somers (Max), Erin Bruce (April) and Luke Alleva (Spring), Birdie Productions Hot Shoe Shuffle. 
Photo Grant Leslie, Perfect Images.

“A brave act in itself.” That’s how television veteran Daryl Somers described the birth of Birdie Productions, a new Bankstown-based independent theatre company launched by Executive Producer Rodney Bertram and his wife Pearl. The story of how the company’s first production Hot Shoe Shuffle came together glows with the sunny optimism of an old-time show-business musical. The show will… Read more.


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