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Australian actor Bob Hornery passes away

Bob Hornery

Much loved and respected Australian actor Bob Hornery has passed away yesterday with his daughter Jane Goodman and friend Richard Piper at his side.  Working in both the UK and Australia, Bob’s distinguished career spanned stage, TV and film. Among his many stage credits are A Funny Thing Happened on the…

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MTC: Pennsylvania Avenue

Bernadette Robinson. Pennsyvania Avenue

Last week, Melbourne’s two mainstage companies opened shows by Melbourne writers. Both directed by Melbourne directors and featured Melbourne performers and creators. Both were also set in the USA and based on US culture. But the chasm between Pennsylvania Avenue, at the MTC, and Calpurnia Descending, at Malthouse Theatre, is so wide…

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Australian cast of musical Once announced

Madeleine Jones (Girl) & Tom Parsons (Guy).Photos Supplied

The Australian cast of Once The Musical have been confirmed, just over one month before the company of ‘quadruple threats’ begin rehearsals in Melbourne. Members of the cast, production staff and media gathered at the Irish Times pub in Melbourne’s CBD for a morning Guinness (or a cup of Irish Breakfast Tea)…

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