Articles on ‘Theatre’

My Fair Lady confirms 2017 Melbourne season

Anna O'Byrne

Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) and produced by John Frost and Opera Australia, the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady is an understandably hot topic. The list of BIG names associated with this production (both on and off the stage) is staggering and today, there is even more exciting news from… 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.

The Playbox Collection: a new online compilation of local theatre texts and history

The Playbox Collection has just launched the Playbox Collection, an online treasure trove of scripts, interviews and images from the original Playbox Theatre. This is Australian Play’s most complex project to date, and has taken over two years to complete. Playbox, for most of its time, had a policy of only presenting Australian premieres, and helped shaped the… Read more.

Low Level Panic’s Amy Ingram tackles feminism in theatre

Amy Ingram

In Claire McIntyre’s award-winning play Low Level Panic, currently showing at the Old Fitz, Amy Ingram performs one of three leading female roles in a cast that emphasises women’s voices. With the goal of unflinchingly exploring the way society views women’s lives, bodies, sexuality and safety, Low Level Panic has allowed Ingram to explore her own… Read more.

Win a double pass to Shadowland, Melbourne

Shadowland. Image by Ian Douglas

Part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert, Shadowland  may be the most interesting, captivating and different theatrical event to hit Australian shores this year. And we have a DOUBLE PASS to give away to a Melbourne reader on August 11 at Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre! Returning to Australia after the acclaimed… Read more.

Drift – Australian Theatre for Young People

Lauren Pegus and Alex Packard in Drift.

As if transitioning into young adulthood isn’t hard enough, what with trying to define a unique self and working out what being a grown-up looks like, the characters in Two Peas’ Drift also have to deal with heartbreaking grief. It’s the story of a group of friends in their early 20s, some at uni, some… Read more.

Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

The 16th annual Helpmann Award ceremony took place tonight at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star with the who’s who of the Aussie arts and live performance industry in attendance. Check out our full list of winners below. BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY MARK LEONARD WINTER King Lear Sydney Theatre Company BEST… Read more.