In our latest Stage Door Shrink session, Rachel Cole and Eddie Perfect discuss the abstract notion of success, productivity and the balance between them in an artistic environment. If you’re anything like me, you get through the first dance call of an audition and start to think you’re more #bookedandblessed than Patti LuPone. This is… Read more.
After surviving a near-fatal fishing trip, three blokes are desperate to change their ways of life. But not too much. The Beast premiered in 2013, a commission by the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) for the Melbourne Festival. Performer, writer and composer Eddie Perfect wrote a black comedy about bourgeois people trying to better themselves by… 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.
Ahhhh… It’s that time of year again. Can you smell it? Can you feel it? It’s June in Adelaide and it can only mean one thing: CABARET! This is the 16th time Adelaide’s winter festival has graced the Adelaide Festival Centre. 2016 ushers in new co-artistic directors, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect who, along with… Read more.
This year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is all about ‘What Comes Next’ – what comes next for the festival’s home, the Adelaide Festival Centre, in the midst of a 90 million dollar redevelopment, what comes next for the festival, and what comes next for cabaret as a whole. With both the venue and the genre of… Read more.
Harvest Rain’s production of Into The Woods is now playing at QPAC, starring Eddie Perfect as the Baker, Rachael Beck as the Baker’s Wife and Rhonda Burchmore as the Witch. Directed by Tim O’Connor and playing only from 1 – 4 October, Into The Woods features a cast of 15 and an orchestra of 17… Read more.
The highly anticipated annual music theatre charity concert Twisted Broadway is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne for one night only, and AussieTheatre.com can exclusively announce the full cast list for this year’s show! On Monday 17 August, over 80 members of the Australian musical theatre community will take to the stage to perform songs originally penned for the opposite gender… Read more.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival have named stars Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect as co-artistic directors of the biggest cabaret festival in the world. Perfect and McGregor, both of whom performed in this year’s festival, helmed by Barry Humphries, will take over the reins for 2016-2017 after Humphries’ one year stint as Artistic Director. The news was… Read more.
What happens after happily ever after? Harvest Rain will explore this idea with Stephen Sondheim’s twisted fairy-tale, Into the Woods, this October. The cast have just been announced and it’s a pretty exciting line-up. Rhonda Burchmore (Eurovision, Mame, Little Orphan Annie) plays the Witch. Georgina Hopson (Pirates of Penzance) and Natalie Greer will enchant as… Read more.
With much celebration Australia’s favourite octogenarian Barry Humphries has launched his programme for the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. With the moniker “putting the “F” back into Festival” (after having famously demanded no performer utter the F-word during a performance) the living legend also says (quizzically) “There are no rules” but goes on to coo “other… Read more.