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Twelfth Night | Australian Shakespeare Company

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

In what could be considered the “original daytime soapie” Shakespeare’s story is as gloriously entertaining as ever, as mistaken identity is taken to new le...

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The Tempest | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest was a joyful production full of humor, music and solid performances from the entire ensemble.

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The Listies Ruin Xmas 2016 | The Listies

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nowhere else will a child be asked up on stage to burp on queue or fling Velcro baubles at two grown men dressed as grinning Christmas trees.

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Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker | The Australian Ballet

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Children have always loved the tradition of the Christmas themed ballet The Nutcracker, understandably: there’s magic, a toy soldier that comes alive, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a Kingdom of Sw...

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Briefs | Briefs Factory

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Boylesque spectacular Briefs is in town and heating up the Melboune Arts Centre. A favourite of the festival touring circuit in Australia and recently having made waves in Europe, the show is a grab bag of athletic circus, steamy strip-tease and OTT dr...

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Hot Brown Honey

Thursday, 8 December 2016

A fabulous hive full of women of colour take centre stage this week at Melbourne's Arts Centre, and you'd better sort out some time to get there.

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Missy Higgins and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 28 November 2016

She skips onto the stage, offers long rambling introductions to her songs as if chatting over coffee, mucks about doing ballet dance leaps, dedicates songs to her mum and forgets which key to play in. Missy Higgins is probably the antithesis of a diva su...

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Uncle Vanya | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The 2014 translation by US playwright Annie Baker, with its use of current vocabulary and slang, gives the play a more contemporary feeling and greater relevance to twenty-first century au...

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Blaque Showgirls | Malthouse Theatre

Friday, 18 November 2016

Mash together one of the freshest comedies to hit Aussie TV in a long time, SBS’s Black Comedy, with one of the dodgiest cult films ever made, Showgirls, then chuck in a bit of South Park cartoonesque inanity for good measure, and you’ll get a fair picture of Blaque Sh...

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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