“Woman”. That’s how the characters I almost always audition for are described. Woman. Nothing more specific. Just…Woman. I suppose it’s accurate enough. I was biologically born a female. I present myself to the world as a long haired, make up wearing, boobs ‘n’ all kinda gal. So it is reasonable to assume that any brief… Read more.
Full casting for the Melbourne run of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical was announced at 11am today, with the young actresses sharing the title role meeting the public and press for the first time at a special live event at The Victorian State Library. In alphabetical order, the four young miracles set to star as Matilda… Read more.
Not sleeping well for one night is about as annoying as Kanye declaring he’s running for president. Not sleeping well constantly is akin to NBC cancelling Law and Order: SVU #ican’teven. Sleep is one of those glorious things that you don’t realise how precious it is, until you can’t do it. And it doesn’t matter… Read more.
A new Australian song cycle is always good news. Getting to hear it on an album might be even better news, so everyone across the country can access it. And now one has been released! Together Apart, the song cycle by Nick & Lincoln we’ve been telling you about, is now available on iTunes! It’s made up… Read more.
From a raft of drab, superficial, vaguely entertaining major commercial musicals emerges a sharp, intelligent winner. Matilda the Musical has opened in Sydney, and the Greases and Rocky Horrors of the Sydney circuit should be on alert: audiences have a taste for cerebral wit and generous heart on the big stages now, and they’re going… Read more.
Australia is bursting with musical theatre talent, and very soon, one of our most remarkable is taking her rightful place in a very “Loud” role: Marika Aubrey will play the brash Mrs Wormwood in the upcoming Australian premiere of Matilda the Musical. Aubrey has been part of some of the best musicals on stage recently, like… Read more.
We know you’ve been wondering who will bring the glorious roles of Miss Honey, Miss Trunchbull and the wacky Wormwoods to life in the highly anticipated Australian premiere production of Matilda The Musical. Don’t worry – your wait is over, and have we got news for you! The principal adult cast of Matilda The Musical were announced… Read more.
Squabbalogic are back and this time they’re tackling a revival of a classic work, trying to find its original kernel of authenticity before it became a gaudier, lighter-hearted thing: they’re trying to find the gritty soul in Man of La Mancha. The Reginald Theatre has been transformed into a gloomy dungeon. Prisoners (the exceptionally talented… Read more.
This interview is the final chat in our series exploring How We Do What We Do. It feels perfectly appropriate that we conclude my interview collection of incredible artists with the actor who is behind this series being commissioned in the first place – AussieTheatre’s Editor-In-Chief Erin James, who is currently enjoying a wave of… Read more.
AussieTheatre and Marika Aubrey will be wrapping up the hugely popular feature interview series How We Do What We Do this month after a very successful two years in print. Founded by Aubrey and AussieTheatre in January 2013, the interview series has made AussieTheatre history as the most popular regular column to appear on the website. With… Read more.