Erin James

10 things you didn’t know about Australian Theatre

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This fun little tidbit showed up yesterday in a London blog and I adored it and couldn’t help but share it with you all! My good friend Andy Conaghan (last seen on Australian stages in South Pacific and currently appearing in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) brought it to my attention. Thanks Andy –… Read more.

An open letter to artists: know your worth

This week, something horrible and something wonderful happened in our industry. Horribly, a request from an American company was sent to Australian agents and dance schools seeking dancers for a new Kylie Minogue video clip stating that, due to budget constraints, these dancers would not be paid. There have been many reports in the media about this issue… Read more.

King Kong time lapse makeup video

King Kong time lapse makeup video

Over the weekend, I came across this gorgeous video made by King Kong cast mates Samm Hagen and Hayley Martin – and I wanted to share it with AussieTheatre readers. For anyone interested in the backstage workings of a major musical – this is a must see! Samm and Hayley talk us through their makeup and… Read more.

King Kong song birds show us how it’s done

King Kong song birds show us how it’s done

The cast of King Kong will say goodbye to Skull Island and their multi-million dollar leading man this weekend as the production draws its final curtain on Sunday 16 February at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.  But the music of King Kong’s quartet boys – Ross Hannaford, Dean Vince, Andy Cook and Scott McConnell – will live on. These… Read more.

Oh so sweet: Sweet Charity teaser at Hayes Theatre Co

Sweet Charity at the Hayes Theatre Co, nominated for nine Sydney Theatre Awards.. Image by Kurt Sneddon

It’s been doing the rounds on Facebook today already, but in case you haven’t seen this little sizzle reel from the Hayes Theatre Co’s debut production of Sweet Charity, we suggest you take a peek! Starring Verity Hunt-Ballard, Debora Krizak and Martin Crewes this production has the Sydney theatre scene a-buzz with excitement, and looking… Read more.

Erin James: Keeping Calm and Going Dry this July

Give me a flute of bubbly in a crowded theatre foyer and I’m the happiest girl in the world. I love clinking a glass with friends and colleagues to celebrate the work of our wonderful Aussie talent and, let’s face it, it’s quite nice to have a bevvy in the evening now, isn’t it? However,… Read more.