Latest Reviews - Melbourne
Monday, 24 August 2015
Although there are hints of some darker moments, on the whole Picnic is too twee and heart-warming for this old baggage. Having said all that, I really enjoyed it. Anyone wo...
Friday, 21 August 2015
There are few people who haven’t indulged in the vicarious horrors and delights of listening to a good ghost story – it taps into something both childlike and primal within us – and that’s perhaps one of the reasons this play has captured the public’s im...
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Nude lays the ground for Marilyn’s life by focusing on her rocky childhood, her poor relationship with her mother, and her dreams of becoming famous, through short vignettes where actress Carina Wayne portrays Monroe as well as herself, in a sort of pa...
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
He told the audience about his memorable trip up and down the eastern coast back in 2008, which began in the very St Kilda, where he was now pe...
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Once upon time, not too long ago, calling someone a geek, or a nerd would have been an insult, lucky for us, today we live in a time where geeks rule the world, and scientists and astrophysicists are recognised and revered like movie st...
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Who needs television soap operas when you can go to the mother of all drama, that of a honest-to-goodness Greek tragedy — Medea, with a seemingly simple plot, actually laden with juicy, scandalous, even insane twists and turns, which will appeal and shock at the same ti...
Friday, 24 July 2015
Set is a gently amusing piece. It’s playful, enjoying its visual puns and the juxtaposition of everyone’s favourite love song against a literal interpretation of the words, a shift from the earlier dominant droning mu...
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Epic. Dreamlike. Nightmarish. Disturbing. Confronting. Thrilling. Biblical. Poetic. Perfect theatre. Go see it.
Monday, 20 July 2015
About 30 years ago Willy Russell wrote a small scale musical, one that went on to become one of the longest running on the West End. Blood Brothers may have been small in scale, but its themes were as epic as any Greek tr...
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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.