Articles on ‘Theatre’
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.
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.
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.
In September 2016, from the rear entrance of “The Nevada” at the World Bar in Kings Cross, a story awaits. This is Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile, an immersive cabaret/theatre experience set over four floors of The Nevada, the former Sydney brothel that had, apparently, the biggest bed in the world. Lately, the Cross feels… Read more.
AustralianPlays.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
Glitz, glamour and a touch of fun on the 16th annual Helpmanns red carpet!
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.