Beta Theatre: a festival for new writing

Fleur Kilpatrick. Photo by Sarah Walker.

New writing for theatre often goes through a lengthy development process before an audience sees it on stage. Lonely Company’s two-night Beta Fest: Theatre in Various States of Undress is going to upend that process by presenting new unfinished writing from well-known and emerging playwrights. Lonely Company is an initiative of playwrights Fleur Kilpatrick, Bridget… Read more.

$20 preview tickets for The Book of Mormon!

$20 preview tickets for The Book of Mormon!

The producers of The Book of Mormon have announced the addition of an extra preview performance with all tickets priced at $20 each! The extra show will mark the first performance available to the public and will take place on Tuesday 17 January. A maximum of two tickets per person can be purchased to this preview performance from… Read more.

2016 Sydney Theatre Award nominations announced

2016 Sydney Theatre Award nominations announced

The Sydney Theatre Awards will be bigger than ever – its gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 will be moving into the Seymour Centre’s York Theatre due to growing popularity. The nominations for this year’s awards have just been announced, and it’s musicals that are leading the pack. Luckiest Productions/Tinderbox Productions’ Little Shop of… Read more.

The Days and Nights of Beebee Fenstermaker – Factory Theatre

The Days and Nights of Beebee Fenstermaker – Factory Theatre

Young Beebee Fenstermaker is brimming with hope and ambition when she makes her move to the big city to pursue her dream career as a writer. However, her lofty ideals are soon served with a swift punch to the gut as she finds difficulty balancing her ‘creative’ work with paying the bills. The plight of… Read more.

Hiding Jekyll – King Street Theatre

Hiding Jekyll.

Parodies aren’t solely the remit of the big screen. They may have hit their recent popularity peak in the 2010s with big-screen spoofs aimed squarely at cinematic hits like Twilight and The Hunger Games, but they pop up on stage from time to time as well: hence Hiding Jekyll. A theatrical spoof of the Jekyll… Read more.

Watch This 2017 season announcement – AussieTheatre Exclusive

2016 Company Regional Tour. Image by Jodie Hutchinson

Melbourne based independent outfit, Watch This, is rolling along quite nicely. With their 2016 regional tour of Company done and dusted, they’ve racked up a total of 5 first-class productions, 12 Green Room Award nominations and a gong for Best Supporting Actor (Adrian Li Donni, Pacific Overtures). If that sounds a bit like a Christmas… Read more.