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Effie the Virgin Bride

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Effie the Virgin Bride offers a blow-by-blow account of the mad Greek megastar’s wedding day.

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The Village Bike | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Provocative, sexy and hilarious, British playwright Penelope Skinner’s play The Village Bike has burst on to the Australian stage in Red Stitch Theatre’s latest pr...

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The Seagull | Black Apple Theatre

Saturday, 6 February 2016

A production of The Seagull embracing the comic elements of Chekhov’s play is always welcome. Black Apple Theatre have modernized The Seagull with a focus on the fu...

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North by Northwest | Kay + McLean Productions

Monday, 1 February 2016

Whether you’ve seen the movie a dozen times or have never heard of Hitchcock, this is a slick, atmospheric production that tells a ripping yarn extremely well and is guaranteed to en...

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Pennsylvania Avenue | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Not only is she a brilliant singer but such a convincing actress, that she adopts mannerisms and recreates iconic moments etched in our collective memories with such incredible respect and au...

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Meow Meow's Little Mermaid

Saturday, 30 January 2016

There is really no need to write a detailed review for established Meow Meow fans; that she has a new show is reason enough to go see it. She is at her finest in Little Mermaid. So this is a review for the uninitiated, one for the future fa...

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Overexposed | Kitten 'n' Lou

Thursday, 28 January 2016

To call it over-the-top would barely do it justice. It doesn’t get much zanier, it certainly doesn’t get much sparklier, than this.

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Funny Business | Jimmy Carr

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

This astronomically popular UK stand-up comedian (& TV panel host & sometime guest) is notorious for his preoccupation with taboo subjects, profanities and signature “honking goose” laugh; and believes “that it’s easier to get forgiveness than pe...

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The Girlie Show | Tunks Productions

Monday, 25 January 2016

The Girlie Show, set in the lead-up to Madonna’s 1993 world tour of the same name, is an absolute gem.

Latest News - Melbourne

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 Announce Gideon Obarzanek as new Chair

The Board of Melbourne Fringe and Creative Director and CEO, Simon Abrahams yesterday announced the appointment of Gideon Obarzanek as the organisation’s new ...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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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