Madeleine Jones

The Grammy, Tony and Olivier Award winning musical Once, based on a low budget Oscar Winning Irish film from 2006, has its Australian Premiere at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne on 4 October.

Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon

Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon are two rising mega stars in the Australian musical theatre scene. In a one-off special event, they have joined forces to perform the legendary Costello and Bacharach album, Painted From Memory.

Ganesh Versus The Third Reich

Bruce Gladwin, Artistic Director of Australian regional theatre company Back to Back chats to Australian Stage's Dione Joseph as the company makes it's Edinburgh International Festival debut.

Stephen House

Almost Face To Face is the latest dramatic monologue from peripatetic award-winning writer/performer Stephen House. Australian Stage's Lee Bemrose caught up with him to find out what drives him, and what to expect from his latest work. 

Carol Pemberton

Black Voices, the internationally respected British A Capella quintet, will be touring Australia in October and November. Jan Chandler recently had the pleasure of speaking with Carol Pemberton MBE, their founder and musical director.

The Maids

Recently in New York, STC lighting designer Nick Schlieper and set & costume designer Alice Babidge shared their thoughts on the creative process with Australian Stage journalist Dione Joseph.

Catherine Hill
Jan Chandler speaks with award winning director, Catherine Hill, about the importance of Independent Theatre and her new production, Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play.

Jeanette Winterson

The Byron Writers Festival, now in its eighteenth year, offered up over 100 acclaimed authors, this year’s festival program providing a plethora of creativity on every platform, from poetry, songwriting, storytelling, stand-up comedy and death-by-dialogue.

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Tyran Parke

A knight to remember! Featuring the iconic music of ABBA, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will debut at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in April 2021. Heather Bloom chats to director Tyran Parke about post pandemic performances and the enduring nature of live theatre. 

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Magic Mike Live

Yes, the bodies you see are perfect specimens of sculptured sixpacks and biceps you could walk over and get at least 2000 steps in. But they are muscles moving bodies in marvellous ways. These boys can dance and every movement is potent.

Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark | The Listies

To pee or not to pee. It sounds like a lowbrow take on the infamous Hamlet quote. One that a philistine would utter while their cronies scoff and drink mead and the thespians nearby cringe while nibbling on breast of peacock. 

Skylight | Verendus Theatrical/Red Phoenix Theatre

This is a production of which any director, cast and theatre company should be proud.

 

Shrek The Musical

With the world struggling to find a new norm in these ever-changing circumstances, never has the phrase “the show must go on” been more apparent. 

The Shape of Things | Lambert House Enterprises

What becomes of the broken arted? They are cast from paradise according to Neil La Bute’s The Shape of Things.