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Belvoir announces new opportunities for emerging and independent artists

Belvoir has announced a suite of major new opportunities for emerging and independent artists aimed at supporting the future of theatre locally and nationally.

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

Wendy McCarthy AO has announced that she will retire as Circus Oz Chair at the end of October after nine years in the role.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open in Melbourne 2019

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open in Melbourne 2019

 Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed the record-breaking production will open in early 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, exclusively and only at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

Latest features

Jennifer Sarah Dean

Jennifer Sarah Dean

After several successful seasons of outdoor entertainment, Melbourne Shakespeare Company returns with their latest production, Much Ado About Nothing. Heather Bloom speaks to Director, Jennifer Sarah Dean about the enduring nature of Shakespeare’s plays and what we can expect from the MSC’s interpretation of the original romantic comedy.

 

Betty Grumble

Betty Grumble

If you haven't experienced Betty Grumble, you should. If you think you could come up with a creation like Betty Grumble, you can't, unless you are Emma Maye Gibson, because Betty is the most unique force of Sex Clown you will ever behold. And she is here to delight and entertain you and save the world with her fierce love and loving anger.

2017 Helpmann Awards

2017 Helpmann Awards

This year the annual Helpmann Awards moved to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. A wise choice, as most people I chatted with thought it a more atmospheric venue and said they enjoyed it far more than previous years.

Community news

Meet Me at the Barre

NOVA Entertainment and The Australian Ballet have partnered to create Meet Me at the Barre, a compelling podcast series that steps into the world of ballet, unveiling the stories behind one of Australia’s most respected creative companies.

La Boite announce artist development programs for 2018

Three fantastic opportunities are on offer for Brisbane’s emerging to mid-career theatre makers; applications are now open for La Boite’s 2018 Artist Development Programs.

NIDA graduate picks up prestigious playwright award

Talented and prize-winning young playwright Emme Hoy was last night awarded the NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights.

Free stuff

FREE TIX - A Midsummer Night's Dream

The jewel in the Shakespeare comedy crown is set to take you on a riotous ride through the hilariously interwoven worlds of Lovers, Fairies and Fools. Australian Stage has TWO DOUBLE passes to give away!

FREE TIX - The Wind in the Willows

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and, of course, the “famous” Mr Toad, as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens this Summer. Australian Stage has TWO DOUBLE pass to give away!

Most read reviews

Love & Anger | Betty Grumble

I've used the word hilarious much throughout this review, but Love & Anger isn't merely funny, it really is hilarious. And genius. If you enjoy lewd comedy with a big heart and a big brain, you need some Grumble in your life. If, however, you're a bit of a prude, still go see this show; it might just fix you up.

 

Coronation of Poppea | Pinchgut Opera

It is difficult to overstate the magnificence of the opera itself. Faster-moving than Mozart, more true to prevalent theories of drama than Wagner, and without later imitations in almost any respect, it is one of the truly great combinations of music and theatre.

Humans | Circa

I'm so whisked up in the controlled chaos of it all I am not even sure of my own thoughts any more, and all I know is I am suddenly very aware of my own shortcomings as a human. Next to me I hear my companion whisper “What have I done with my life?”

Bluebeard's Castle | Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Bartok’s one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle, is a post-Freudian re-working of Charles Perrault’s Barbe Bleu (1697) in which the doors in the castle become the doors into Bartok’s heart.

Taking Steps | Ensemble Theatre

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and The Ensemble ends its 2017 season with a jolly production of Alan Ayckbourn’s silly-arse farce, Taking Steps.

Most read news

Belvoir announces new opportunities for emerging and independent artists

Belvoir has announced a suite of major new opportunities for emerging and independent artists aimed at supporting the future of theatre locally and nationally.

NIDA graduate picks up prestigious playwright award

Talented and prize-winning young playwright Emme Hoy was last night awarded the NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights.

La Boite announce artist development programs for 2018

Three fantastic opportunities are on offer for Brisbane’s emerging to mid-career theatre makers; applications are now open for La Boite’s 2018 Artist Development Programs.

Meet Me at the Barre

NOVA Entertainment and The Australian Ballet have partnered to create Meet Me at the Barre, a compelling podcast series that steps into the world of ballet, unveiling the stories behind one of Australia’s most respected creative companies.

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