Articles on ‘Theatre’

High on a Hill – An open letter to the Australian Federal Parliament from Matthew Lee Robinson

Matthew Lee Robinson and Scott Morris at their wedding in Auckland, 2016

Matthew Lee Robinson wrote a letter to the Australian Federal Parliament last week. It was shared on Facebook over 660 times and reached an incredible amount of people both on social media and, thanks to Labor’s Shadow Minister for Environment, Heritage, Trade, Tourism and Major Events Penny Sharpe, the floor of NSW Parliament. It’s a brilliant… Read more.


Fawlty Towers Live

Fawlty Towers. Image by James Morgan

Fawlty Towers is the beloved television show that charmed a nation and the world back in the 1970s when it first came to air on the BBC. And now John Cleese has teamed together with director Caroline J Ranger to bring this iconic show from screen to stage, starting at the Roslyn Packer Theatre ahead… Read more.


Million Dollar Quartet cancels Australian Tour

The US Cast of Million Dollar Quartet

The recently announced Australian production of Tony award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet have cancelled their scheduled tour, with tickets being removed from Ticketmaster in the last 24 hours. The cancellation comes just one month after the show was officially announced by producers Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and TEG DAINTY in association with Mark Goucher and Simon Friend. The production,… Read more.


How performers can enter the property market

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“Investing in property is simple, but not easy”… Two not so secret things about me: I’m cheap and I love property. I don’t do coffee, cabs, gyms, cover charges or drinks over $10. After the Sydney opening night of Matilda, I walked 20 minutes to Town Hall station, at 4am, and got the night-rider home… Read more.



Brisbane season announced for My Fair Lady tour

Anna O'Byrne will star as flower girl Eliza Dootlittle. Image by Brian Geach

Following yesterday’s ‘Loverly’ news that Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of My Fair Lady will be touring to Melbourne in May 2017, it was confirmed this morning that the show will also play a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC. Producers John Frost and Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terracini announced that the 60th anniversary production of… Read more.


My Fair Lady confirms 2017 Melbourne season

Anna O'Byrne

Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) and produced by John Frost and Opera Australia, the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady is an understandably hot topic. The list of BIG names associated with this production (both on and off the stage) is staggering and today, there is even more exciting news from… Read more.


Ensemble Theatre announce 2017 season

Ensemble Theatre 2017 season Play 8, BUYER AND CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins with Ben Gerrard

The Ensemble Theatre have announced ten plays and a special cabaret event for their 2017 season. Three world premieres will debut at the intimate venue in Kirribilli next year, with playwrights David Williamson, Kate Mulvany and John Misto bringing new works to the stage. Artistic director Mark Kilmurry has curated an exciting mix of new… Read more.


Simon Phillips on directing The Beast of a play

The Beast

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.


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