A Quick Chat With

A Quick Chat With Jamie Kristian

Jamie Kristian.

The Hayes theatre has proved itself to be a home of firsts, so it seems only fitting that it’s the home of actor Jamie Kristian’s first foray into musical theatre. He’ll be playing Sammy in Blood Brothers, and we sent him our Q&A to get a sense of how it feels to cross over into the… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Michael Cormick

Michael Cormick

Blood Brothers is on its way to the Hayes, with its first preview performance scheduled for tonight. We asked cast member Michael Cormick our 20 questions to find out more about his career, Blood Brothers, and where he stands on theatre superstitions. Describe yourself and your occupation like you would to an alien who knew nothing about… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Michael Whalley

Michael Whalley

One minute he’s starring in films with Angelina Jolie and Michael Fassbender, and the next he’s playing an intimate, exciting play at the tiny yet beloved Old Fitz theatre. Michael Whalley, we like you already. We asked him some questions about movies, theatre, and what he misses about his native New Zealand. How would you… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Jan van de Stool

Jan van de Stool will host Hats Off! in 2015.

This year Hats Off! has found a new ambassador and it’s international music therapist Jan van de Stool. (If you’re not familiar with her work, you might know beloved actress Queenie van de Zandt?) We asked Jan all about being a professional host, hot theatre gossip, and what we can expect from Hats Off! this year…. Read more.

A Quick Chat With Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen are Strange Bedfellows - opera goes cabaret!

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen are the beloved wayward siblings of the opera community. With multiple Green Room and Helpmann nominations and wins under their belt, they’ve performed on Broadway, the Barbican and Vienna State Opera – as well as in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Edinburgh, and all over Australia. Now, these operatic weird sisters… Read more.

A Quick Chat With David Page

David Page in Page 8. Photo by Heidrun Lohr.

David Page is a composer, performer, and Artist in Residence at Bangarra Dance Theatre. He is a descendant of the Nunkul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh tribe from South East Queensland. He’s bringing his show Page 8 back to Sydney, so we caught up with him and asked a few of our questions.  How do… Read more.

A Quick Chat With Ben Pfeiffer

Ben Pfeiffer knows the Australian arts industry from all angles. Working as an actor, director and the founder/Artistic Director of The Artisan Collective, he is constantly immersed in the world of Australian theatre. We take time to chat with Pfeiffer – a VCA Graduate and co-writer/co-director of The Artisan Collective’s new show Requiem for Dalinka – about life… Read more.

Melbourne Festival Chat: Kate Fryer

Kate Fryer is a co-founder of independent acrobatic aerial theatre company Dislocate. Their Melbourne Festival show, If These Walls Could Talk, is another world premiere for the festival. Fusing theatre and circus, it’s a story about life, death and everything in between in an apartment overs five generations of tenants. What do you love most about your Melbourne Festival show?… Read more.

Melbourne Festival Chat: Roslyn Oades

Roslyn Oades new work, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is already a must-see see of this festival. Developed by Malthouse and the Melbourne Festival, it’s based on interviews with people facing eighteen and eighty – ages that bookend adult life – and features Oades’s “headphone verbatim” technique. What do you love most about your Melbourne Festival show? The generous real people behind… Read more.