Step aside Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra has just won the musical theatre lottery. It was confirmed today that smash hit musical Mamma Mia! will be returning to Australia for a national tour in 2017-18 and that Canberra will host its opening season. The six city tour will commence in November 2017 at the Canberra Theatre Centre,… Read more.
AussieTheatre is excited to have a double pass to give away to Bell Shakespeare’s production of The Dream at the Canberra Theatre Centre on 29 August. The clue is in the title – this is a different dream. Peter Evans will reawaken Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a breathless 90-minute production that amplifies the magic, mirth and mayhem. Love is in… Read more.
In the writer/director Bruce Hoogendoorn’s own words, “what if, the government had no money to hand out during a recession? What would we do then? Team up the shopping addicts and the tax avoiders and set them loose in the CBD!” And that is pretty much this play’s narrative. Pertinent too, because our spending levels… Read more.
With a solid cast and sparse design, Belvoir’s Private Lives is a crowd pleaser. I really didn’t know what to expect going into this production, but I needn’t have worried: it had a vague sense of familiarity about it, a certain Belvoir style that I should’ve expected. Even though it’s a “style” that I have… Read more.
Frankly this is a wonderful show; well cast, well conceptualized. And a must see on the Canberra theatre circuit. In fact, it would be a damn shame if this show doesn’t tour to other venues across Australia. It is a great showcase for the Jigsaw Theatre Company which has been a leading children’s theatre maker… Read more.