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.

Richard Frankland
Walking into the Bigness is the latest work by renowned playwright, singer, songwriter, poet, film maker, and much much more, Richard Frankland.

Janine Snape

Australian Stage talks with Melbourne Theatre Company Casting Director, Janine Snape, about the job, some crucial tips for actors, and being a member of the recently launched Casting Guild of Australia.

David Campbell & John Bucchino

After a 3 year break, David Campbell recently returned to the studio to record an album with his Broadway idol John Bucchino.

It is a brave festival director who hangs an entire festival on the music that was mostly composed in the first quarter of the 20th Century.

Stephen Agisilaou

Since the inception of Vertical Shadows in 2009, the Melbourne based company has garnered a reputation for producing quality contemporary dance to sell out audiences. Artistic Director and company founder Stephen Agisilaou spoke to Australian Stage's Heather Bloom.

Rod Lara

After appearing in the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Unspeakable, Melbourne mime artist and physical comedian Rod Lara is treading the boards once more in Last Mime Standing. Rod spills the beans on the art of mime and why vaudeville’s classic acts will never lose their popularity with audiences.

Patyegarang

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, Bangarra Dance Theatre is a company that has a long history. Giving back to the land is one of the most fundamental relationships that it upholds. Australian Stage's Dione Joseph speaks to Bangarra Artistic Director, Stephen Page.

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The Umbilical Brothers

You don’t need to flex your visual imagination muscle in the latest show from The Umbilical Brothers. Because two green screens, a lot of cameras, special effects, computer power and an onstage tech wizard named “Doug” do it for you.

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Lighten Up | Tom Gleeson

Master of the deadpan, harsh host of Hard Quiz, and heartless interrogator on Hard Chat, making audiences squirm as much as his victims – Tom Gleeson uses blunt-force trauma as his comedy schtick.

Scandal! A Reflection on Essendon’s Doping Saga: The Musical? | Kit Richards

It doesn’t matter how much you know or care about the legality of the Essendon Football Club supplements program in 2013 – it won’t stop you enjoying this original and entertaining saga, because Kit Richards has a talent for making otherwise dull stories fun and interesting. And for writing damn good songs.

Easter at The Piano Mill 2021

Piano Mill’s success has been due to it offering an alternative means of experiencing fresh, original music in the spirit of a sonic adventure staged outdoors.

Chatty Cathy | Nath Valvo

Valvo entertains the crowd with well crafted jokes about life, love and champagne.

The Distraction | The Umbilical Brothers

Many comedians have been delving into personal struggles on stage, revealing truth and darkness which in turn, evokes both tears and laughs from the audience. This is not one of those shows.

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Vale Taryn Fiebig

Multi award-winning Australian music theatre and opera star Taryn Fiebig, who made Prince Charles cry with her artistry, passed away in Sydney last night from ovarian cancer, aged 49.

MTC to premiere Digital Theatre

Audiences around Australia will have the opportunity to see Melbourne Theatre Company productions direct from stage to screen with the premiere of MTC Digital Theatre – Friday 16 April 2021.

2020 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

Andrew Myer AM, Chairman, Sidney Myer Fund has announced the winners of the 2020 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards.