Articles on ‘Regent Theatre’

Wicked Lottery returns, Melbourne

Jemma Rix as Elphaba and Lucy Durack as Glinda in WICKED. Image by Belinda Strodder

WICKED have announced the return of the ‘Lottery’ system which will see a limited number of $35 seats available for every performance!  Thrillifying news, Ozians! Wicked is now back in full swing at its home in Melbourne – the glorious Regent Theatre – and the public can’t seem to get enough of this spellbinding and critically acclaimed musical…. Read more.

Grease announces return Melbourne season

Grease Australian Tour - Photo by Jeff Busby

Sorry, House Full. But we’re coming back soon! Grease – The Musical has played to over 160, 000 patrons in Melbourne since its first preview performance on January 2 this year, and its three month season at Her Majesty’s Theatre is now completely sold out. Producer John Frost has told the media that this proscenium arch revival… Read more.

CONFIRMED: Wicked is returning to Sydney this September

The witches of Oz! Wicked's Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix

John Frost has confirmed that WICKED will be returning to Sydney’s Captiol Theatre in 2014. The 10th anniversary tour, which returns to Melbourne in May 2014, will transfer to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney from September 20. The production will tour to Brisbane once the Sydney season concludes, but no dates have been confirmed at… Read more.

Welcoming WICKED into 2014… and beyond

Jemma Rix as Elphaba in Wicked

Fellow Ozians – after an enormously notable absence (how have you possibly coped without my emerald ramblings), I am overjoyed to announce (cue brass section) the triumphant return of my Life Upon The WICKED Stage column for 2014… and beyond! For any newcomers, it’s good to see me isn’t it? Please consider this column to… Read more.

Exit the King: King Kong in its final months in Oz

Come February 16, one of the biggest theatrical ventures ever staged in Oz will ring down the curtain for the final time. After nine spectacular months in the Regent Theatre, King Kong will depart Melbourne, and its set to go out with a roar! With nearly three quarters of a million tickets sold, nine Helpmann… Read more.

Esther Hannaford – a Star fit for a King

King Kong Melbourne. Image by Belinda Strodder

My first confession about Esther Hannaford is that I had no idea just how talented she was! I first saw her play Penny Pingleton in the 2010 production of Hairspray. She was funny, vocally perfect and completely original. That last part should have tipped me off. Penny is a good role, but, for a featured… Read more.

King Kong hits the stage

King Kong - Kings Men Testing session. Image Jurgen Oeltjenbruns

King Kong is set to be the most epic theatrical event of 2013, and with previews officially commencing tomorrow at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, anticipation for the production is mounting. Last night, Yahoo 7 presented a segment with some incredible video footage of Kong in action featuring interviews with puppet master Sonny Tilders. The result is… Read more.