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Skylight | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sunday, 26 June 2016

David Hare is one of those rare playwrights who is able to embed political ideas and arguments so deeply within a character you forget there’s a writer at work behind it al...

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown | Aleksander Vass and Vass Productions

Friday, 24 June 2016

For the Peanuts gang – Charlie, his sister Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus and his best bud, Snoopy, it’s just an average day. A day made up of ordinary little moments. And therein, lies it ap...

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The Events | Malthouse Theatre

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Given the frequency over recent years of mass public killings, any staging of Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Events was going to resonate. This production, coming so soon after the Orlando shootings, touches on wounds that are particularly ra...

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The Honey Bees | Red Stitch

Monday, 20 June 2016

Caleb Lewis’s The Honey Bees is a well-structured and ambitious play, revolving around the story of a family apiary business in Western Australia failing due to bee colony collapse disorder, the causes of which remain my...

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The Dhungala Children's Choir in Concert with Archie Roach AM | Short Black Oper

Sunday, 19 June 2016

With passion and conviction, Deborah Cheetham spoke about “what an honour it was to sing and share these songs.” And for us, the audience, it was a privilege to witness such an uplifting, intimate performance of stories of connection, culture, family and re...

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TWENTYSIXTEEN | Circus Oz

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Maybe it’s the blend of old and new talent in the cast, or the influence of its guest director Davey but, returning to its roots a little, Circus Oz seems to have found new confidence and direction with this new show, and its creative juices appear to be in full fl...

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Wayne Shorter Quartet

Monday, 13 June 2016

The quartet possesses a magnetic, compressed intensity; wrapping the huge auditorium of Hamer Hall in the vibe of an intimate nightclub.

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Van Morrison's Masterpieces | Vince Jones and the Astral Orchestra

Monday, 13 June 2016

Playing to a capacity, mainly baby-boomer crowd, Jones was backed by a cracking band led by Sydney pianist Matt McMahon  and featuring the cream of Melbourne jazz pl...

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Mulutu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience

Friday, 10 June 2016

Ethiopian composer and musician, Mulatu Astatke, the father of ‘Ethio-Jazz’ is a man who invented his own genre of music, combining traditional melodies and rhythms with American Jazz, Latin and funk in...

Latest News - Melbourne

Thirty years of the Melbourne Comedy Festival

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What “tests boundaries, explores horizons and is about having fun. Is for all people, all ages and all walks of life. Is made in Melbourne and defines our city?” According to seasoned Festival Director, Susan Provan, it’s the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. And it’s just turned 30...

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Douglas Horton to step down from ChamberMade
Monday, 30 March 2009 22:16
One of Australia’s foremost contemporary opera and music-theatre directors, Douglas Horton, is stepping down as Artistic Director of the company he established back in 1988 - the pioneering and internationally regarded ChamberMade Opera - to pursue new projects in film and theatre.

Announcing his decision, Douglas Horton said:
‘This is an exciting new chapter, both for me and for ChamberMade. In 21 prolific years ChamberMade has spearheaded fundamental developments both in the art form and the opera/music-theatre industry. We have brought the work of leading Australian artists to audiences across Australia and across four continents. Now is the time for both myself and the company to engage fresh new energies and new visions. Australia is truly blessed in the range and depth of its talent, and I very much look forward to seeing the baton passed to the next brilliant generation.”

Karen Hadfield, the Chair of ChamberMade, said:
“I have admired the work of Douglas Horton and ChamberMade since it began and it is with great sadness that I see him leave the company he established; I wish him all the very best in his new direction and am happy he will be directing a number of projects for CMO and overseeing the smooth transition to this new phase in the life of the company. We respect his decision and will miss him.”

Douglas Horton will continue on upcoming ChamberMade productions including two international collaborations, the group-devised ‘Beneath’ and Michael Smetanin’s ‘Mayakovsky’, and a new opera by Julian Yu and Glenn Perry, after Tim Winton’s ‘That Eye the Sky’. The Board will commence recruitment for Mr Horton's replacement immediately.
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