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The Color Purple | StageArt

Monday, 17 October 2016

StageArt and The Color Purple have shown that there is a world of exceptional musical theatre treats to be savoured beyond the city wa...

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Backstage in Biscuit Land

Sunday, 16 October 2016

“Welcome to my mind … you’re in safe unpredictable hands” says Jess Thom – writer, performer and artist, sporting a very cheeky grin. I like her al...

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Triplets of Belleville

Saturday, 15 October 2016

With its sepia tones, jazz score and eccentric Jacques Tati-esque characters, it’s easy to forget The Triplets of Belleville was only released in 20...

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour | National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre

Friday, 14 October 2016

It’s amazing when you think back to those life changing moments in adolescence – bubbles of clarity caught between the soft naivity of childhood and the big hard tempting world of ad...

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Lady Eats Apple | Back to Back Theatre

Friday, 14 October 2016

Whether you quite understand it or not, Lady Eats Apple is an epic force unto itself, imbued with surrealism, humour and eeriness, as well as successfully harnessing an ambitious use of te...

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Ancient Rain | Paul Kelly & Camille O’Sullivan

Thursday, 13 October 2016

It is strange that a lot of poetry leaves people cold, but if you call those verses ‘lyrics’ and set them to music, many of those same people will be en...

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You and Me and the Space In Between | Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Monday, 10 October 2016

With You and Me and the Space in Between, Kruckemeyer has created a universal, poignant allegory of the refugee plight which resonates with all ages, and Terrapin’s telling of it is inventive and ch...

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Two Dogs | National Theatre of China

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Two Dogs is one of the most popular works in China and has been performed over a 1,000 times. I wanted in.

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Super Amazing Giant Girl | La Mama Theatre

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

There’s no logic, there’s not much plot and the props could have been found in a skip at your local bottle shop, but who needs a big budget and complex storyline when you’ve got imagination, humour, Anna Lumb’s cheeky smile and her bedazzling circus tr...

Latest News - Melbourne

The Ends

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Supple Fox has teamed up with The Huxleys, Gabi Barton, and artist Shaun Gladwell to launch The Ends – a threeweek long ‘living art installation’ that brings art, music, performance and a heavy dose of the unexpected to the banks of the Yarra River this Oc...

Thursday, 6 October 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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