Latest news

Circa receive Touring Legend Award

Australian contemporary circus, Circa, has been awarded the PAC Australia Touring Legend Award for 2018.

Wildskin a wild ride for Northern Rivers audiences

Wildskin, the latest work from NORPA, showcases an all-female ensemble of riotous physical performers, each portraying an array of hilarious, recognisable and oddball characters.

Chunky Move Artistic Director and Ceo Anouk van Dijk steps down

After seven years at the helm of Chunky Move, Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk has announced her decision to step down.

Latest features

Melbourne launch of Muriel’s Wedding

Melbourne launch of Muriel’s Wedding

After entertaining guests and media with an irreverent look back at the journey to find her, Director Simon Philips gave way to the young woman taking on the role of iconic outsider Muriel Heslop in the upcoming Melbourne and Sydney seasons of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – and she’s anything but terrible!

Luke Leonard

Luke Leonard

I recently stumbled upon a story-telling night happening at Fitzroy's Kodiak Club. Run and MC'd by local comedian Luke Leonard, it was largely cast with other popular local comedians. But this was no mere comedy gig.

2018 Byron Writers Festival

2018 Byron Writers Festival

Countdown to the 22nd Byron Writers Festival (‘Where Stories Take You’) and once again the Festival brochure is out, whetting our appetite for all things creative, in a writerly fashion!

Community news

Applications open for CAAP Directors Initiative

Applications are now open for the two-year Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) Directors Initiative at Melbourne Theatre Company.

Artist Callout: 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival

The 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival is back!

Applications now open for 2018 Indigenous Scholarship Program

Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, is proudly continuing the Indigenous Scholarship Program in 2018 with an expanded program designed to foster career pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in the performing arts.

Most read reviews

Mark Colvin’s Kidney | The Drill Hall Theatre Company

How many of life’s hiccups are triggered by a series of events, out of our control, on their own trajectory to wherever they may land? One only has to watch the news – politics and mayhem – to see what can (and does) occur without any rhyme or reason.

Tick Tick Boom | subtlenuance

Over the past decade, the Sydney based theatre company, subtlenuance, has been an indispensable and vibrant part of the independent theatre landscape, dedicated solely to the creation of new work.

The Feather in the Web | Griffin Theatre Company

Another feather in the cap for playwright, Nick Coyle, The Feather In The Web flaps, floats and flies around the turbulent and treacherous cross currents of obsession and unrequited love.

Suddenly Last Summer | Red Stitch Theatre

Suddenly Last Summer is a study of the extraordinary lengths some will go to in order to shut down truth and is layered with graphic brutal allegory.

Evie May – A Tivoli Story | Hayes Theatre and New Musicals Australia

There are a lot of clichés you could toss at Evie May – A Tivoli Story, but this show rises above them to deliver an entertaining and moving show that embraces its inherent melodrama and theatricality, and is all the better for it.

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