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Griffin Theatre Company Appoints New Artistic Director

Griffin Theatre Company Appoints New Artistic Director

Griffin Theatre Company has announced playwright, director and dramaturg Declan Greene as the next Artistic Director of the Company.

2019 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows Announced

Courage is at the core of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships and this year; nine exceptional mid-career artists have been announced as 2019 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

For six shows only in both Melbourne and Sydney, legendary leading man Anthony Warlow and the incomparable Gina Riley are teaming up for a barber-ous bake off in Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s thrilling musical masterpiece – Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Latest jobs

Stage TechnicianStage Technician

Employer: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Category: Technical/Backstage
Location: International

This is a role onboard any of our NCL brand Cruise Ships.

•The Stage Technician is responsible for the basic maintenance, repair and operation of live stage and backstage equipment for all shows performed in the main theatres. The technician will a


Latest features

Julia Zemiro

Julia Zemiro

Julia Zemiro is a well-known Australian radio host, TV presenter, actor, writer, singer and comedian, who also happens to be the Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – the largest such festival anywhere – for 2019 and 2020. She spoke to Australian Stage's Peter Bleby about the 2019 program.

Where's My Money?

Where's My Money?

John Patrick Shanley’s vicious black comedy, Where's My Money? returns to Melbourne under the direction of Beng Oh at The Burrow from November 20.

Susan-ann Walker

Susan-ann Walker

Susan-ann Walker (Funny Girl, Once, Xanadu, Menopause the Musical, Yummy, Subtle) returns to the cabaret stage, with her brand-new show, Not Quite Right.

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

Cirque Stratosphere

Swap the big top for the splendid Hamer Hall, this show delivers two hours of truly extraordinary acts of human physicality – tumbling, twirling, twisting, spinning and, at times, literally flying through the air.

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical has it all really and just as the closing song by The Monkeys says, I am a believer.

The 91-Storey Treehouse: Live on Stage!

Most adults would be completely mortified by the thought of a 91 storey treehouse full of hazards and life endangering animals. The children however lapped it up!

Kurios | Cirque du Soleil

If you are unfamiliar with the world famous Cirque du Soleil, the chances are you have never truly experienced the magic of cirque theatre – or you are living under a rock (or possibly both). That's ok… it’s never too late to learn something new!

War Horse | National Theatre of Great Britain

War Horse is a detailed and dedicated tribute to the far-reaching suffering of all sentient beings in war and for lovers of theatre, extraordinary evidence of your passion.

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