Articles on ‘Australian Theatre’

Simon Phillips on directing The Beast of a play

The Beast

Opening recently in Sydney, Eddie Perfect’s The Beast has been directed by Simon Phillips, and will soon head to Melbourne and Brisbane. While the production was still in the rehearsal room, Phillips spoke to me about the content of the play, his working relationship with Perfect, and what makes for a good evening in the… Read more.

Theatre Day 2015 wrap up

Theatre Day 2015 wrap up

The third Tuesday in February is officially “Theatre Day” in the State of Victoria. We at AussieTheatre think it’s cause for national (and international) celebration! Check out some of the images and stories from #TheatreDay2015

He Dreamed a Train Premieres at Brisbane Powerhouse

Good old fashioned story-telling, where everything old is new again. New work by intergenerational theatre company, Force of Circumstance (FOC), He Dreamed a Train is an unassuming gem in the crown of Brisbane Theatre, and so is Margi Brown Ash. The play opens with a natural simplicity; Margi (as Margi) enters a country cottage, apple-in-mouth,… Read more.

10 things you didn’t know about Australian Theatre

Australian Flag. ©©

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.

Australian political thriller premieres in Sydney

Robert Cockburn’s explosive new play The Hotel Hibiscusis an Australian political play that questions our complicity and silence in war crimes carried out just 20 years ago, and it will debut this month at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood. Sent secretly to a Pacific island off Papua New Guinea to run a dirty war for… Read more.

2012 Griffin Award finalists announced

Last week, the Griffin Theatre Company announced six finalists for the 2012 Griffin Award, which recognises an outstanding play (or performance text) that displays an inventive and contemporary Australian voice. 125 entries were received for the 2012 Award, and the six finalists are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winner (who will receive $10,000 from PKF Chartered Accountants… Read more.

Far and Wide: LPA’s National Travel Fund widens the Helpmann Award competition pool

Live Performance Australia, the peak industry body for Australia’s live performance industry, has announced a national travel fund that will provide opportunities for shows outside of Sydney and Melbourne to be nominated for the Helpmann Awards. LPA Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson said, “The Travel Fund will allow Nominating Panel Members to attend shows outside of… Read more.

Miriam Margolyes in Dicken’s Women – Australian Tour

This year marks two hundred years of Charles Dickens and twenty-four years of Dickens’ Women, the internationally acclaimed one woman show written by BAFTA winner Miriam Margoyles and Director Sonia Fraser. Dickens’ Women was last seen in Australia for sell-out shows in 2007 and has returned for an encore season to mark the world-wide celebrations… Read more.