Ben Foster

Ben Foster has orchestrated and conducted Murray Gold's music for Doctor Who since 2005. Despite the twenty-something hour flight from London to Melbourne, he sounds remarkably chipper.

Kris Stewart

Matt O’Neill meets with Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director Kris Stewart to discuss the recent launch of Brisbane Powerhouse’s World Theatre Festival programme for 2014 – and ends up discussing so much more.

Blue Grassy Knoll

Since 1996 a band of consummate creatives have been melding and merging; changing and rearranging; pulling together a grab-bag of musical goodies that they can share with the world at large, morphing into the “complete package” that is the Blue Grassy Knoll.

Opera Australia’s first Ring Cycle

The opening night of the Opera Australia’s first complete Ring Cycle, by Richard Wagner, will take place on Monday, in Melbourne’s State Theatre. It is an event of enormous significance for Western culture in Australia.

Michael Kantor and Melodie Reynolds

Director Michael Kantor is not shy about undertaking ambitious projects and the Malthouse’s production of The Shadow King is no different.

Todd McKenney

Todd McKenney is clocking up 30 years in showbiz and to celebrate, he has come up with a new way of doing ‘dinner and a show’.

Lally Katz

Playwright Lally Katz is an original voice in Australian theatre, film and television. She speaks to Australian Stage's Paul Andrew about her one-woman show, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person, opening this week at Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre.

Patricia Cornelius

Australian Stage's Dione Joseph talks to Patricia Cornelius and Susie Dee about their latest project, Savages, soon to open at Melbourne's fortyfivedownstairs.

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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. 

Most read reviews

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.

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. 

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. 

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.