Good sequels are rare and unique. Like The Godfather Part II, Empire Strikes Back and Toy Story 2, this sequel reunites its original team of Joanna Murray-Smith (playwright), Simon Phillips (director) and powerhouse performer Bernadette Robinson to be one of the greats in sequels for the stage. Robinson is once again holding her own, recounting… Read more.
With the gala opening fast approaching and such a huge program on offer at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival it’s almost impossible to choose. Here’s our hot picks for the season – the shows to most look forward to! Back for More We’ve seen them before, and we’ve had a taste of how awesome they… Read more.
AussieTheatre has three double passes to giveaway to Pennsylvania Avenue at the Her Majesty’s Theatre on Sunday 14 June. Transformational genius with a sparkling narrative Following the smash hit, Songs for Nobodies, the collaborative powers of Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips reunite to present a brilliant musical theatre treat. The show celebrates a fresh collection of… Read more.
With much celebration Australia’s favourite octogenarian Barry Humphries has launched his programme for the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. With the moniker “putting the “F” back into Festival” (after having famously demanded no performer utter the F-word during a performance) the living legend also says (quizzically) “There are no rules” but goes on to coo “other… Read more.
Last week, Melbourne’s two mainstage companies opened shows by Melbourne writers. Both directed by Melbourne directors and featured Melbourne performers and creators. Both were also set in the USA and based on US culture. But the chasm between Pennsylvania Avenue, at the MTC, and Calpurnia Descending, at Malthouse Theatre, is so wide that one can barely wave… Read more.
Marika Aubrey’s exciting 2013 feature series How We Do What We Do made AussieTheatre history as the most popular regular column to appear on the website! With over 12,000 individual readers over the last year, Marika’s in depth and insightful interview series has captured the minds of the Australian and international theatre going public. At… Read more.
The superlative adjectives used to describe Bernadette Robinson, her voice, her shows and her ability to engage and entertain an audience have been flying around for years now – and she deserves every one of them. Robinson and her husband, pianist Paul Noonan, walked on stage together at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and for the… Read more.
I am nervous when I drive to meet this month’s chat-ee, as this is the first subject I have NEVER ever met. I also happen to be a HUGE fan of hers, after seeing her Helpmann nominated role in the one-woman triumph that was Songs for Nobodies.
Somehow I’d missed Bernadette Robinson in Songs for Nobodies. If you also missed it, or know that you have to see it again, it’s back in Melbourne at the Arts Centre and it is as great as everyone said it was. I admit that I’m always dubious about a showcase work – and it’s not like Melbourne… Read more.
One of Australia’s most versatile performers Bernadette Robinson, and producer Harley Medcalf, chat with Bethany Simons about their smash-hit play, Songs for Nobodies and its return Australian season. If you haven’t yet heard of or seen Bernadette Robinson on stage, the simple fact is, you’re missing out. In the critically acclaimed one woman show, Songs… Read more.