Articles on ‘Theatre’
From the press, the poignant promotional images and the description of Amber as “an emotionally charged love story”, it’s easy to form expectations – to come in expecting serious dialogue and straight-laced theatre. However, as soon as the first scene is over and the main character has revealed his plot to pen the next Fifty… Read more.
Not long after this show began, I thought to myself, I hope the programme has lots of information; not because I was feeling lazy, but because (to be honest) I didn’t really know what was going on. Fortunately the program did have the information, so I could at least wise myself up a bit on… Read more.
We know that we are in for a different kind of ride, when we are asked to take our shoes off, wear flimsy disposable thongs and a plastic waterproof poncho, and check our shoes in. Mm… ok, I think. I so hope this will not be water all over the place type stuff. But it… Read more.
High Society is a musical based on the 1956 Hollywood movie starring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, which in turn is based on The Philadelphia Story by Phillip Barry. With songs by Cole Porter and a story focused on romance, class, and scandal, this musical is one of the most loved of its age. Directed by… Read more.
Adelaide acting student Lauren Krelshem turns 21 today and thanks to the support of her friends, family and the international arts community, she has been treated to a virtual birthday party like no other. After being diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2002, relapsing in 2007 and undergoing a full bone marrow transplant, Lauren is now fighting her… Read more.
Kate Grenville’s award-winning novel The Secret River was adapted by Andrew Bovell (Lantana, When The Rain Stops Falling) into a landmark stage production as part of the Sydney Festival 2013, presented by Sydney Theatre Company. Winner of six Helpmann Awards, including Best Play, Best Direction and Best New Australian Work, The Secret River was lauded… Read more.
Not sleeping well for one night is about as annoying as Kanye declaring he’s running for president. Not sleeping well constantly is akin to NBC cancelling Law and Order: SVU #ican’teven. Sleep is one of those glorious things that you don’t realise how precious it is, until you can’t do it. And it doesn’t matter… Read more.
Slut is a short and snappy Fringe Festival contribution, directed by Natarsha Wrensted who has melded a great ensemble from the performers. Patricia Cornelius’ 2008 script presents multiple characters—a gaggle of school girls—who circle around the slut: Lolita. The black stage is minimally dressed with functional plastic-and-metal chairs and white rectangles of screen and scrim… Read more.
One of the richest awards for playwrights in Australia – The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award – has been encouraging the development of performing arts projects since 1995. And luckily for Australian playwrights, it keeps on keeping on! Applications are open until September 30 for the 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, an incredible $20,000 grant which is awarded… Read more.
After taking out Best Cabaret at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe with Just A Little Something and blowing Melbourne Cabaret Festival audiences away with True Story, award winning performer and writer Ruth Wilkin is heading to the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival with Tribute, an witty and self-aware hour of comedy cabaret characterised by Wilkin’s signature blend of original… Read more.