It may be time to retire The Wharf Revue. The current-events inspired sketch-style show has become something of a tradition in the Sydney Theatre Company program, and has built up a rich touring life – but, at last night’s opening night of Back to Bite You, its latest iteration, there was no real bite left in this satirical… Read more.
In the 1990s, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello joined forces to write the song, ‘God Give Me Strength’. They continued writing together, releasing the 1998 album, Painted from Memory. This production is a song-cycle showcasing songs from that album. Luke Kennedy and Michael Falzon were last seen at the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival as part… Read more.
An institution in Sydney theatre by now, The Wharf Revue, in its 15th year, opened this week at its home at the wharf theatres. This year, titled Open for Business, the troupe (consisting of Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop, Phillip Scott, and Douglas Hansell, a newcomer this year – Drew Forsythe appears only briefly, on screen) regaled… Read more.
From the Wharf Revue’s beloved Jonathan Biggins and MTC came the hilarious new comedy Australia Day, and ahead of a September engagement with the Sydney Theatre Company it is finding its way to Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres next month. Get ready to take aim at our favourite day off work – Australia Day. From August 22… Read more.
Jonathan Biggins’s Australia Day is Aussie-Aussie-Aussie as a CWA lamington and as comforting as wrapping a sausage (animal or soy) in white bread and adding tomato sauce. The MTC pack us into the 4WD for a day trip to generic-regional Coriole where the Australia Day Committee are planning the annual celebration on the oval. There’s Brian (Geoff Morrell),… Read more.
Australia Day may have come and gone, but rest assured preparations for next year’s celebrations are already underway. Jonathan Biggins, one of Australia’s most perceptive political satirists is preparing to parody the bungling grassroots politics of Coriole Shire’s Australia Day Planning Committee in the world premiere of his debut play Australia Day, set to open at the… Read more.
Live Performance Australia announced today that Australian cabaret star David Campbell will host the 2010 Helpmann Awards ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on Monday, September 6. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the new subscription arts channel STVDIO for the first time, going out to viewers around the country on FOXTEL and AUSTAR. … Read more.