Festival Fatale: a two-day theatre festival of women

Black Birds

Patriarchy getting you down? The remedy just might be Festival Fatale. The two day theatre festival at Sydney’s Eternity Playhouse, from 29 – 30 October, is the work of Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS), and it’s going to be something else. Dedicated to celebrated strong, diverse and complex female voices, Festival Fatale features 6 plays, 4 play readings,… Read more.

For one night only, stars unite in Sydney for Entertainment Assist

For one night only, stars unite in Sydney for Entertainment Assist

On Monday 21 November, a dazzling array of Australian entertainment industry stars will come together in response to the shocking new figures detailing the widespread mental health issues currently faced by industry workers at all levels. Out From Under, which began in Melbourne in 2015, will aim to removing the stigma surrounding mental health within the entertainment… Read more.

Matlida’s last month in Melbourne

Australian cast of Matilda The Musical. Image by James Morgan

Matilda’s last Melbourne performance is November 11. If you haven’t seen it, well that’s not right. And as Matilda says, “If that’s not right.  You have to put it right!”. And do it soon because there aren’t many seats left. It’s a gloriously wonderful piece of theatre that left me in tears on its opening night in… Read more.

AussieTheatre welcomes new columnist, Jessica Joseph-McDermott

Jessica Joseph-McDermott

AussieTheatre is thrilled to announce that Australian actor and writer Jessica Joseph-McDermott will be joining our team as a regular columnist. Joseph-McDermott, who is currently living and working in Los Angeles, will be bringing AussieTheatre readers an intimate insight into the life of an Australian actor in the city of angels. “For me, acting is storytelling…. Read more.

So Long, Farewell: The Sound of Music tour comes to a close

Amy Lehpamer in The Sound of Music. Image by Belinda Strodder

After more than 300 shows in 5 cities across Australia, the Aussie tour of The Sound Of Music came to a close last night in Perth. The production, which has employed 78 Australian kids to play the famous Von Trapp children and performed to packed houses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth waved “So Long, Farewell” to Australia when… Read more.

Dusty the Musical will play Adelaide season

Dusty the Musical will play Adelaide season

The Production Company have confirmed the full cast of their upcoming musical Dusty and – in a first for the Melbourne based musical theatre company – have announced the show will tour to Adelaide for a New Year’s Eve opening at the Festival Theatre. Expanding their reach to South Australia is an exciting development for The… Read more.

The Bodyguard musical confirmed to tour Australia in 2017

The Bodyguard. Image Supplied

Mark it in the diary, Sydney! The Bodyguard musical is heading to Australia from April 2017 and its first stop is Sydney! It is understood that the multi-million dollar musical, based on the 1992 film of the same name starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, will undertake an Australian tour in 2017 although dates and venues are… Read more.

Paul Capsis to star in Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co

Paul Capsis to star in Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co

A revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical Cabaret is returning to Australia and the dazzling Paul Capsis will star as the Emcee. Producer David M. Hawkins has confirmed that Cabaret will open the Hayes Theatre Co’s 2017 season on January 9 and will also play a limited engagement at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 27 April 2017. The… Read more.

Downton Abbey star Charles Edwards joins My Fair Lady cast, 2017

Photographs by Wolf Marloh

It was confirmed this morning that acclaimed British film and television actor Charles Edwards will appear in the 2017 Melbourne season of My Fair Lady, opposite Australia’s Anna O’Byrne. Charles Edwards, who is known for his portrayal of Michael Gregson – Lady Edith Crawley’s love interest – in Downton Abbey has been announced to take over the role… Read more.