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The National Theatre Company ready to launch in 2013

More exciting news for Newcastle Theatre-goers as The National Theatre Company (TNTC) opens its doors this year. TNTC is a Newcastle-based theatre company that aims to be a unique power force within community theatre production; producing high-quality musical, comedy, drama and dance productions and welcoming members of diverse ages and backgrounds. When AussieTheatre chatted with… Read more.

Patrick Thaiday and NAISDA give new life to Central Coast performance scene

Indigenous Dance given new lease on life with the help of Patrick Thaiday at the NAISDA 2012 end of year concert. The National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development (NAISDA) Dance College, was pleased to welcome the brilliant dancer Patrick Thaiday (a former principal artist with Bangarra Dance Theatre) as the director for their well-received end-of-year… Read more.

Bold Boundaries – In conversation with The Pillowman’s Daniel Stoddart

This year has seen a surge of innovative theatre on the Newcastle arts circuit, and for Daniel Stoddart, this has led to a coveted role in Stooged Theatre’s controversial production of The Pillowman. As an established Novocastrian performer, and director of the Hunter Region Drama School, Daniel knows about both the struggles and rewards of… Read more.

The Past is a Foreign Country – Tantrum Set to Impress Festival-Goers

This long weekend will bring an abundance of theatre, music and art flooding through the streets of Newcastle as the yearly This is Not Art festival (TiNA) takes place. Known as one of Australia’s biggest artistic parties, TiNA also presents the Crack Theatre Festival; a weekend of experimental and cross-artform theatre from all over Australia…. Read more.

It’s time for the Sydney Fringe!

This is an exciting time of year for Sydney theatre-lovers with the third annual Sydney Fringe festival kicking off from 7 September. A young, but already much-loved, fixture on the Sydney performance circuit, the Fringe will bring over three weeks of theatre, music, dance, film, art, comedy and events to various venues around Sydney. With… Read more.

Shakespeare Steampunked! – Pozible helps make The Tempest possible

The upcoming Sydney Fringe Festival is bringing a huge amount of local talent to Sydney theatres, and a stand-out on the agenda is John Galea’s steampunk take on The Tempest. The play has come to fruition through the combined assistance of a grant from the Marrickville Council, a successful cabaret fundraising event, and a clever… Read more.

Coming soon to Newcastle!

September is looking to be a fantastic month for theatre in Newcastle. There’s something for everyone; with fringe theatre, ballet and political satire all making their way onto the Newcastle stage. The opening of The Factory — a new 577 seat live theatre venue in Adamstown — as well as the emergence of new local… Read more.

Cowboys in Verona – Rob Pensalfini re-works Shakespeare

Rob Pensalfini has his own unique approach to Shakespeare. As the founder and artistic director of the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE), he has been working tirelessly to showcase Shakespeare’s plays to contemporary audiences. Since 2001, the ensemble has presented some of the most fascinating and diverse interpretations of the Bard’s work. Notably, QSE’s ‘Prison Project’… Read more.