20 Gory Years

Celebrating 20 years of Brechtian-punk, The Tiger Lillies begin their Australian tour of Songs from Shockheaded Peter and Other Gory Verses on July 24 in Sydney, before visiting Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Darwin. Anne-Marie Peard spoke with founder Martyn Jacques about his inspirations and his quest for originality. Like anything truly addictive and mind altering,… Read more.

Statement Cabaret Lounge

Cabaret in Sydney has always been somewhat of an errant child, never really settling down but always finding a market that has seen at least one permanent venue able to survive, at least for a little while. In 2003, when the City of Sydney cut the Sydney Cabaret Convention, the genre suffered a massive blow…. Read more.

The Criterion Theatre

The intersection of Park and Pitt Streets Sydney has a colourful history, writes AussieTheatre.com history correspondent, LEANN RICHARDS… In the 1860s the South East Corner was occupied by a poetical basket maker. He used his skills to make rhyming advertisements to attract customers. 20 years later this corner became the home of one of Sydney’s… Read more.

The St James Theatre

LEANN RICHARDS looks at the St James Theatre, which opened in Sydney in the 1920’s and was applauded by audiences and critics alike… In March 1926, The Fuller Brothers and Hugh J Ward presented Sydney with a new theatre. They called it the St James Theatre. It was located at 107-111 Elizabeth Street near the… Read more.

The Tivoli Theatre

The Tivoli Theatre survives deep in the memories of Sydney-siders. It’s still talked about it crowded foyers, and remembered fondly by countless performers. But there’s much more to the story of this famous venue that is best remembered as being on the corner of Hay and Campbell Streets. AussieTheatre.com’s history correspondent LEANN RICHARDS investigates…. Until… Read more.

2008 Inductee: David Williamson

David Williamson is Australia’s best known and most widely performed playwright. His first full-length play, The Coming Of Stork, was presented at La Mama Theatre in 1970 and was followed quickly by The Removalists and Don’s Party in 1971. His prodigious output since then includes Jugglers Three, What If You Died Tomorrow?, The Department, A… Read more.

2007 Inductee: Toni Lamond

Thank god for Times Of My Life. Had it not been for this amazing cabaret show, written by Toni Lamond and her son Tony Sheldon and produced for the first time in 2007, the younger generation of theatre would not know half as much as they now do about Lamond, an extraordinary Australian talent whose… Read more.