Musicals about queer people that aren’t afraid to embrace their queerness – or in the words of Lily Tomlin, aren’t trying to imitate heterosexuality – are few and far between. It’s not something you’d expect to find in musical theatre history pre-Rent or Fun Home, and it’s probably not something you’d expect to find in… Read more.
The 30th anniversary production of Alex Harding’s Australian musical (set in Kings Cross!), Only Heaven Knows, is all set to open at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co in May 2017. And now the cast is complete. Ben Hall (Les Miserables) will star in the leading role of Tim. The cast also includes Matthew Backer (A Midsummer… Read more.
The world premiere of John Cleese’s live production of Fawlty Towers opens this evening at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer theatre for a limited four week season with an all Australian cast. Stephen Hall stars as Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers – Live on Stage with Blazey Best as his wife Sybil, Syd Brisbane as Manuel and Aimee Horne as… Read more.
“Clifford North” is a name that suggests beige suburbia. But that ordinary name belongs to a splendidly over-the-top glam-rock love god, imaginary friend to the unhappy woman in B-Girl. The rock god is played by iOTA; B-Girl is played by Blazey Best, and they were directed by Craig Ilott, all three of them multiple award… Read more.
This is my first attempt at a group How We Do What We Do! I couldn’t pick between the embarrassment of riches that make up my current colleagues, and so instead, we sat around pre-show and nattered together about training (none of these actors have undertaken formal training), parallel non-actor lives (which would see this… Read more.
Miracle City is the stuff of legends in the Australian musical theatre community. A show that was staged just once at Sydney Theatre Company in 1996, it played to rapturous audiences… and was never seen again. Stories of this amazing musical have persisted, and one of the songs in particular has persisted, popping up in… Read more.