Windmill Theatre, a company of artists making theatre for children and families out of Adelaide, are one of the smartest companies in the Australian theatre scene. They are cheeky, youthful, and smart all at the same time – never sacrificing one of these arms for another – and it makes their show a pleasure to… Read more.
Windmill Theatre makes a welcome return to Sydney, following the success of multi award-winning School Dance, with a rollicking revision of the classic tale of a wooden boy with a nose for trouble. Pinocchio, a show for all the family, plays at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House from 11 April – 4 May before touring to Broadway… Read more.
Recently, an article on Crikey.com’s Daily Review created a lot of discussion within the music theatre industry by posing the question of whether home-grown musicals received the creative support they needed within the Australian theatre industry. With critics citing Aussie made musicals like Miracle City, Summer Rain and Keating as examples of the “Great Australian Musicals”… Read more.
This is an extraordinary and extremely important piece of theatre. Movingly and chillingly portrayed by four seasoned professional actors and twelve returned service personnel, this remarkable piece makes disturbingly clear the futility, horror and absolute stupidity of war – the absolute nadir of human activity. And the theatre is the ideal place and vehicle to… Read more.
Australian star of stage and screen and former co-creative director of the Sydney Theatre Company Cate Blanchett officially joined the ranks of Hollywood royalty today winning her second Academy Award for her tour de force performance in the Woody Allen movie Blue Jasmine. Blanchett won her first Oscar in 2002 in the Martin Scorcese movie… Read more.
Ex-Australian Ballet Company dancer Tiffany Moulton has died after a fall in her home, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Moulton was in a coma for 11 days before life support was switched off and messages of love and support are flooding her facebook page as the industry comes to terms with such a tragic loss…. Read more.
The Long Way Home is theatre as therapy, a humanisation of headlines. Most of the people on stage aren’t actors; rather, they are returned servicemen, and they are telling their own stories, and the stories of their peers. This is what happens after a soldier returns home. Inspired by The Two Worlds of Charlie F… Read more.
2014 might as well be the year of David Williamson in Sydney, with eight of the prolific playwright’s productions being staged across the city. Sydney Theatre Company’s outing is the first, and its first show of the year. One hopes that this is a slow-burn beginning to the season and not something more unfortunate. Travelling… Read more.
Derek Young AM has stepped down as chairman of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group after 7 years in the role. John Irving, who joined the AMPAG board in 2010, took over the position yesterday. Young retired from his position as chair of the Melbourne Theatre Company last month after 19 years of service and… Read more.
John Doyle knows his target audience very well indeed (he’s one of them) and hits a bull’s-eye with his new play Vere (Faith). Ground-breaking sociologist Max Weber defines the upper middle class as “well-educated professionals with graduate degrees and comfortable incomes.” Any premier Arts centre will always be packed with that demographic on opening night… Read more.