Articles on ‘Melbourne Theatre Company’

Review: Death and the Maiden – Sydney Season (STC/MTC)

Susie Porter in Death and the Maiden. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Leticia Cáceres has a chillingly cerebral directorial vision for Death and the Maiden, Ariel Dorfman’s 1990 play written from and premiering within the still profusely bleeding wound of Chile’s devastating Pinochet regime. Gerardo (Steve Mouzakis), recently appointed to a human rights commission investigating a previous (unnamed) regime’s horrors, gets a flat tyre on his way… Read more.

Australian actor Bob Hornery passes away

Australian actor Bob Hornery passes away

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 Way to the Forum, Merry… Read more.

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 that one can barely wave… Read more.

The State Theatre Company of South Australia’s 2015 season launch

From The Dunstan Playhouse’s stage, adorned with Victorian era dresses, the Brookman boys (CEO Rob and his son Artistic Director Geordie) revealed the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s 2015 season. Introduced under the banner of “Many Worlds in One” were nine plays they hope will continue to improve the company’s recent upswing in attendances. “Theatre… Read more.

Once: Another First for Melbourne Musical Theatre

It was a cold winter’s day but inside the Irish Times pub in the heart of Melbourne things were cosy and warm. The local media were gathered, Guinness in hand, to hear John Frost announce the cast for the Australian premiere performance of Once a new musical. Before introducing the two leads, Tom Parsons and… Read more.

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) to hear the announcement of 16 cast… Read more.

Story of Murdoch takes MTC overseas for first time in 30 years

For the first time in 30 years, the Melbourne Theatre Company are touring a production internationally. David Williamson’s play Rupert, the story of Rupert Murdoch will be the third play the flagship theatre company has taken abroad in its 60 year history, and rehearsals began for the work today in Melbourne. The 8 hander play, directed… Read more.

Script in Hand – MTC launches Cybec Electric playreading series

They’ve done it again! Melbourne Theatre Company is throwing open its doors for a brand-new play reading series called Cybec Electric. Launching tonight and running for the month of February in The Lawler, Southbank, this exciting new initiative will feature semi-staged readings of works from five hot playwrights. Brought to life by teams of talented… Read more.