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Into the Woods | Victorian Opera

Monday, 21 July 2014

While it is clear that we are in for a fairy-tale with some very familiar characters, it soon becomes apparent that this is less Disney and more Brothers Grimm....

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Guys and Dolls | The Production Company

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Now in its sixteenth year, the Production Company continues to dazzle and entertain musical theatre devotees by performing some of the most cherished and celebrated Broadway musicals ever st...

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The Myth Project: Twin | Arthur

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Describing itself as ‘a mix of opera-noir, cabaret and naturalistic drama’, The Myth Project: Twin is a surreal circular sort of theatrical performance, most of the goings-on could be dream, symbol or could be realty; it’s hard to know which, but it doesn’t ma...

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Nailed It!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Nailed it! is a raw and honest account of how life isn’t always exactly as we had planned, and how significant failure can be in our success.

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Glamping with Bobby and the Pins

Monday, 7 July 2014

Much like their flawless harmonies, the Bobby’s are a four-part act that blends together perfectly in a humorous and musically advanced pe...

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Henry V | Bell Shakespeare

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The classic piece of theatre is given the Bell Shakespeare twist with director Damien Ryan choosing to stage the play during the London air raids of the 19...

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Rouge et Blanc | NICA

Friday, 4 July 2014

After years of learning, practicing and refining their craft, the National Institute of Circus Arts’ (NICA) final year circus students are able to exhibit their dynamic and captivating acts in front of the public in a special showcase held at the custom built NICA in Pr...

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Les Miserables | Cameron Mackintosh

Friday, 4 July 2014

From the rousing overture, there is little doubt that you are in for a musical treat with the long-awaited return of one of the world's greatest musicals – Les Miserables....

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Photographs of A | Antechamber Productions & Daniel Keene

Monday, 30 June 2014

I came away with the same feeling as I had the last time I saw a play by Keene: impressed but unmoved. The writing is beautiful but bloodless.

Latest News - Melbourne

Melbourne Theatre Company announces Season 2014

MTC’s Season 2014 features eleven mainstage plays, two add-on productions, and two education shows.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

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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