Iain Sinclair

Of Mice and Men, the oft-studied, and highly polarizing classic of American literature is taking to the Seymour Centre stage in July. Brenton Amies speaks to director Iain Sinclair about the trials and tribulations of bringing a classic to the stage.

Patrice Tipoki

Jan Chandler recently had the opportunity of speaking with singer Patrice Tipoki whose career to date has included musical theatre, numerous gigs, and two years as a member of pop group Girlband.

Jeez Louise Address: Rachel Berger

Whilst Melburnians have been treated to a feast of laughter I wonder if we are any the wiser about what it is that makes us laugh. Sure we all know when something or someone is funny but how do you make comedy happen?

Ben Pobjie

By the average person's standards, Ben Pobjie is doing quite well. He has performed comedy shows at several comedy festivals, is a newspaper columnist, a frequent guest on national radio and is the author of three – three – books. Some guy called The Bedroom Philosopher even once described him as “Probably the funniest person in Australia.”

Blue Angel

From 24 March until 29 March, as part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival, Hobart's Ascot Private Hotel will become the venue for the world premiere of Big hART Inc's latest theatrical event Blue Angel. Jan Chandler recently spoke with Creative Producer Cecily Hardy.

David Malacari

This year we have a 'new' International Arts Festival to add to our calendar, TheTasmanian International Arts Festival (TIAF) which opened on Friday 6 March with a free spectacular at the the Speigeltent in Hobart.

Neelanthi Vadivel

Neelanthi Vadivel is the Artistic Director travelling with TOTEM and Jan Chandler had the pleasure of talking with her about her career and the demands of her current role.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Melbourne based writer, performer and director who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University. In 2009 he was made an International Fellow of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

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Tyran Parke

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Despite its seemingly bleak subject matter, Come From Away is joyous, hilarious, hopeful, remarkable and true and as you leave the theatre, you may just feel better about the world you re-join.

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After a trying 5 day lockdown it was a relief to be among the few who could revel in the sublimely silly A-Z of Dance.

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This effort by Dr Le was a very mixed bag.

Songs of Love and Death | Jane Sheldon and Alex Raineri

At this moment in our cultural history, as Australia emerges gradually from the restrictions imposed because of Covid 19, each live concert is a particularly reviving and refreshing experience.

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Loved up in lock down lasts as long as the first knock down in Videotape.

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