Articles on ‘Theatre’

The Literati – Bell Shakespeare Co/Griffin Theatre Co

Kate Mulvany and Gareth Davies in The Literati. Photo by Daniel Boud.

The Literati, the stylistic younger sibling of Justin Fleming’s wildly funny 2014 take on Tartuffe (this one’s based on Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes), is a Bell Shakespeare-Griffin Theatre collaboration that has been nestled into Griffin’s SBW Stables Theatre. Les Femmes Savantes, or ‘The Learned Ladies’  is Moliere’s satire of pretentiously cultured cliques – but more… Read more.


Double Indemnity

Richard Piper and Claire van der Boom in MTC's Double Indemnity. Image by Jeff Busby

Los Angeles. 1930s. Dark suits. Platinum blondes. And a man who tells us he knows how to get away with murder and make a little money on the side. Insurance agent Walter Huff (Leon Ford) heads up to Hollywoodland to renew insurance for Mr Nerdlinger (Richard Piper), but with the man of the house out,… Read more.


Original Australian cast of STC’s The Present head to Broadway

The Present. Image by Lisa Tomasetti

Andrew Upton adapted Chekhov’s first play (variously known as Platonov, Wild Honey, Fatherlessness and The Disinherited) into a new work – The Present – and the show premiered at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in 2015 starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, playing to almost 45,000 people. The production was so popular that the run sold out, and it was confirmed… Read more.


Howie the Rookie – Old Fitz return season

Andrew Henry and Sean Hawkins in Howie the Rookie. Photo by Kate Williams

The Old Fitz and Howie the Rookie are a match made in theatrical heaven. The scrappy black box theatre in the belly of a beloved pub seems like exactly the right place for Mark O’Rowe’s rough-as-guts tandem monologues exploring a violent Dublin underworld – a play with its fists up to protect any traces of… Read more.



Review: As We Forgive, Griffin Theatre Co

Robert Jarman in As We Forgive. Image Supplied.

Robert Jarman stands alone on the SBW Stables stage proper. Against the wall, near the entrance, a cellist (Jack Ward) plays something sombre (by Raffaele Marcellino) . Blurred, aged projections (Lisa Garland) flicker above Jarman’s head, showing title cards, definitions of forgiveness, and more. This is As We Forgive. Tom Holloway has written three monologues… Read more.


Suzie Mathers to play Glinda in WICKED, London

Back in the bubble: Suzie Mathers will return as Glinda in WICKED from 12 February 2015. Image by Maye Wong

Australian leading lady Suzie Mathers is set to join the West End production of WICKED as Glinda in September this year. Suzie began her WICKED journey with the show as an off stage vocal swing on the Australian production when it premiered in Melbourne in 2008 before taking over the role of Glinda for the 2011… Read more.


Lucy Maunder joins Matilda cast as new Miss Honey, Brisbane

Lucy Maunder will join the Matilda company as Miss Honey. Image by Jim Lee 2016

Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company of Matilda The Musical as Miss Honey when the show tours to Brisbane and Perth from November this year. Maunder is currently starring as Heather Chandler in Heathers at Arts Centre Melbourne and has appeared in leading roles in more than 10 major musicals during her varied and successful career…. Read more.


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