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Iain Sinclair on All My Sons and the Eternity

AussieTheatre’s Ben Neutze spoke to director Iain Sinclair about his upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s perennial classic All My Sons and the privilege of opening Sydney’s newest theatre – the Eternity Playhouse. Arthur Miller’s All My Sons was never meant to be the play that opened Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s new home, the Eternity Playhouse. Iain… Read more.

VIDEO – The Lion King – first week of rehearsals

VIDEO – The Lion King – first week of rehearsals

AussieTheatre went inside the rehearsal room of the new Australian production of The Lion King to see how things are coming along. Check out the cast singing together for the first time during the first week of rehearsals. We also heard from some of the principal cast, including Nick Afoa, who plays Simba, Rob Collins,… Read more.

Sydney Fringe – Dance with De Vil

Brendan Hay and Jared Jekyll’s new cabaret, Dance with De Vil, tells the secret story of the son of everyone’s favourite fur-loving, puppy-hunting villainess, Cruella de Vil. This might be the untold story behind 101 Dalmatians, but it sure ain’t Disney. Cruello de Vil has spent his entire life locked in the dungeons of Hell Hall, quietly preparing to… Read more.

Griffin announces 2014 season

AussieTheatre takes a look at what Griffin Theatre Company has in store for Sydney audiences in 2014. 2013 has been a strong year up at the SBW Stables Theatre. Under Artistic Director Lee Lewis, Griffin has successfully demonstrated the company’s commitment to telling Australian stories with the mainstage season featuring Beached, Van Badham’s The Bull, the Moon and… Read more.

Blake Bowden – South Pacific’s new Lieutenant

Ben Neutze spoke to Blake Bowden at the end of his first week of rehearsals to play Lieutenant Joe Cable in the return season of Opera Australia and GFO’s South Pacific Just one week into rehearsal, South Pacific is already a career highlight for Blake Bowden. “I love the classics,” he says. “That’s what brought… Read more.

Opera Australia 2014 Season – our picks for the next year in opera!

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2014 - Madama Butterfly. Photo courtesy of Opera Australia

Opera Australia today announced their season for 2014 – a mixture of bold new productions and much-loved classics. Ben Neutze takes a look at the season ahead. glasses online cheap If Opera Australia’s 2014 season is about one thing, it’s bringing opera to the people. While the team at OA hasn’t exactly reinvented the wheel with… Read more.

Madama Butterfly to soar over Sydney Harbour

After the huge success of La Traviata in 2012 and Carmen this year, Opera Australia has announced that Madama Butterfly will take centre stage for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2014. One of the most loved and most frequently performed operas in the world, Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the tragic story of a young Japanese geisha who is abandoned by her lover,… Read more.

Albert Herring – Opera Australia

Albert Herring might be a bit of a favourite at Opera Australia, but it isn’t exactly one of Benjamin Britten’s most well-known operas. It’s essentially a light comedy set in a parochial English society reminiscent of something out of The Vicar of Dibley or even Downton Abbey and tells the story of Albert, a simple… Read more.

VIDEO – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels interviews

Matt Hetherington and Amy Lehpamer at the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels launch. Image by Matt Watson

AussieTheatre's Ben Neutze caught up with stars of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Matt Hetherington, Amy Lehpamer, Katrina Retallick and Anne Wood for this exclusive video interview! Hear what they had to say about working on the Sydney Premiere of this hilarious Broadway musical and see a sneak peek of the cast in action with performance… Read more.

Trevor Ashley is Star Struck

Trevor Ashley will star in Star Struck at The Star... that's a lot of glitz!

It’s no secret that Trevor Ashley has been inspired by many, many women throughout the course of his working life. His successful I’m Every Woman saw him channel eight divas over the course of one evening and tell the stories of his own personal connection with these giants. His new show Star Struck, at the massive… Read more.