The Curious Incident

One of the most anticipated shows of the year, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens in Melbourne tonight. Coinciding with this landmark production, the Arts Centre Melbourne has undertaken their largest ever Associated Program with almost fifty additional curious events designed to engage audiences and inspire the next generation of theatre makers.

Much Ado About Nothing | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

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

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.

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.

Clare Mendes is a Melbourne-based novelist, sometimes television script-writer and playwright. Her next work is Trash Goes Down The River.

Whilst reviewing the Bluesfest this year, I was afforded the opportunity to take some time out to talk with Vic and Allan from the Brisbane-based band, The Australian Ukulele Show.

Lismore Women’s Festival

The Lismore Women’s Festival, a week-long festival, kicked off on Sunday with the inaugural Regional High Tea, a collaborative effort from NORPA’s Big Think program and the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and I was lucky enough to attend.

Camilla Blunden

Camilla Blunden's one woman show All This Living opens on 22 February for a season at the Butterfly Club in Melbourne.

Most read reviews

F*cking Men | New Theatre

Don’t be put off by the brashness of Joe Dipietro’s title. This is a beautifully written piece with some wonderful insights into not only gay life but the nature of relationships more generally.

Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry | West Australian Ballet

Each summer, Western Australia’s finest dancers perform against a backdrop of stars and gum trees at Floreat’s magnificent quarry amphitheatre – a celebration of the raw beauty and energy of human movement.

The View Upstairs | Hayes Theatre Co

While equality may have been achieved according to law in many places, there are still individuals, twisted by hate, who take issue with the freedom to love whoever you choose.

An Act of God | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Not for those seeking a comedic revelation on the road to their own theatrical Damascus, and certainly not for the self-seriously devout, this is a flamboyantly funny mainstream comedy.

Randy’s Anti-Crisis

As we entered the theatre the stage was set with a small alter and there were candles grouped on either side. A cowled figure knelt before the alter. Then the figure stood revealing himself to be the purple faced one.

Most read news

2017 Sydney Theatre Awards Winners Announced

 At a star-studded ceremony last night, the winners of the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with 37 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2017.

2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

The winners of the prestigious 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were announced by Carrillo Gantner AO, Chair of the Sidney Myer Fund at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

The Production Company Launches 2018 Season

In the stunning surrounds of Raheen, her historic 19th-century home, a fortunate few eagerly awaited Jeanne Pratt AC stepping up to the podium to announce the shows that would form The Production Company’s 20-year anniversary season.

Four decades on – Circus Oz rocks into a milestone year

In 2018, Circus Oz, the iconic Melbourne-born arts company, will celebrate forty amazing years of ground breaking Australian contemporary circus.

New residency open for Australian musicians and composers

The Australia Council is calling for applications for an exciting residency offered for the first time as part of a partnership between the Australia Council and UKARIA Cultural Centre.

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