Latest Reviews - Melbourne
Saturday, 27 August 2016
If Eddie Perfect's play The Beast was showing at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre for more than two weeks, I suspect it might attract the sort of cult following that sees fans bring water pistols and rice along to The Rocky Horror Picture Sh...
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Two Jews Walk Into a Theatre is so convulsively hilarious that I wanted to slap the knee of the person next to me, pinch their cheeks and roar in their fa...
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Curtains is a comedy musical whodunit, set backstage on a show that's having a pre-Broadway tryout (in Boston) and experiencing some major pr...
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Enunciations is the first show by Raspberry Ripple Productions, the new theatre company for, by and about people with disabilities.
Friday, 19 August 2016
For a work with an underlying sexual theme this is an oddly unsexy ride, and it’s hard to care about the relationship stakes here.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Not seen here since the early 90s, Richard Wagner’s 1845 opera Tannhäuser enjoys a great big production by Melbourne Opera, directed by Suzanne Chaundy and staged in the Regent Theatre where it's very much at ho...
Friday, 12 August 2016
The things the Shadowland crew do with the shadows of the dancers' bodies is quite magical. You and your inner child will become besties again.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Whether lamenting or romanticising pain, or revelling in love or lust (or both), Tim Rogers in Last Night When We Were Young completely wooed us with his honesty, wit and trademark se...
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
This performance by Kara Stacey Merrin is very short and very weird, deserving of a very short and very weird review.
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Saturday, 26 March 2016
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|Douglas Horton to step down from ChamberMade|
|Monday, 30 March 2009 22:16|
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.