Articles on ‘professional theatre’

Fawlty Towers Live

Fawlty Towers. Image by James Morgan

Fawlty Towers is the beloved television show that charmed a nation and the world back in the 1970s when it first came to air on the BBC. And now John Cleese has teamed together with director Caroline J Ranger to bring this iconic show from screen to stage, starting at the Roslyn Packer Theatre ahead… Read more.

Ensemble Theatre announce 2017 season

Ensemble Theatre 2017 season Play 8, BUYER AND CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins with Ben Gerrard

The Ensemble Theatre have announced ten plays and a special cabaret event for their 2017 season. Three world premieres will debut at the intimate venue in Kirribilli next year, with playwrights David Williamson, Kate Mulvany and John Misto bringing new works to the stage. Artistic director Mark Kilmurry has curated an exciting mix of new… Read more.

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.

Hay Fever – Sydney Theatre Company

Hay Fever – Sydney Theatre Company

Imara Savage knows her way around a comedy. In her hands Hay Fever, the Noel Coward classic currently holding court at Sydney Opera House’s Drama Theatre, feels surprisingly, merrily, sharp. Heather Mitchell is Judith Bliss, a mostly-retired veteran of the theatre who carries herself as though the whole world really is a stage. Her new… Read more.

Disgraced – Sydney Theatre Company

Sachin Joab and Shiv Palekar in Disgraced. Photo by Prudence Upton.

The Pulitzer Prize in Drama is awarded “for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life.” Disgraced certainly has plenty to say about dealing with American life, insofar as I can perceive it from Australia; the play is set in a contemporary, post-9/11 New York, and charts… Read more.

MTC Farewells Associate Director Leticia Cáceres

Leticia Carares

Melbourne Theatre Company announced on Thursday that Leticia Cáceres, Associate Director for the company, will leave her position at the closing of her contract in December. Of her decision, Cáceres said, ‘I’m very proud of my achievements during my time at MTC but the moment has come to explore new opportunities. My tenure has been nothing short of… Read more.

Review: Boston Marriage

Amanda Muggleton and Rachel Gordon in Boston Marriage. Photo  supplied.

Presented by the Queensland Theatre Company, David Mamet’s drawing room comedy Boston Marriage follows Anna and Claire who dwell on the fringes of the Boston elite at the turn of the Nineteenth century. It may help to know that a ‘Boston Marriage’ is a term referring to unmarried women co-habitating for the sake of financial… Read more.

Boston Marriage – Video ‘Behind the Seams’ tour of the Wardrobe Department.

Opening tonight at QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre is David Mamet’s American comedy, Boston Marriage. Presented by The Queensland Theatre Company, the three-hander stars Amanda Muggleton, along with Rachel Gordon and Helen Cassidy. Directed by Andrea Moor, winner of a Matilda Award for directing the sizzling production of Venus in Fur for QTC in 2013, Boston Marriage is… Read more.

Jerry Hall in The Graduate – Photo Feature

The Graduate. Image by Belinda Strodder

Actress and model Jerry Hall is currently in Melbourne performing as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate, and we have a special photo feature from the production thanks to Belinda Strodder. Hall is reprising her performance as seductress Mrs Robinson after wowing audiences on Broadway, London’s West End and subsequent tours around the world. Adapted from Charles… Read more.