Stephen Sewell

25 years have passed since Stephen Sewell’s stage play HATE was first produced. 25 years which have seen numerous changes take place in the Australian cultural landscape and of course, in the Australian psyche.

Nick Ravenswood

Come closer, dear reader, for I have a confession to make. Recently a certain Nick Ravenswood approached me with a request that I attend the latest theatrical offering from his theatre group The Laudanum Project.

Imogen Kelly

Imogen Kelly is Australia's current reigning Burlesque Queen Of The World, having been crowned by The Burlesque Hall Of Fame in Las Vegas last year.

John Wood

Australia’s much-loved veteran actor John Wood stars as Douglas Hector in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, opening at the Sydney Opera House this week.

Kevin Purcell

Paul Andrew speaks to entrepreneur Kevin Purcell about how he is coping with turning an enchanting book about the indomitability of the human spirit into a magical Broadway Musical.

Camille O'Sullivan

If you've seen any of Camille O'Sullivan's cabaret shows you'll be a fan of their bipolar nature; she follows the goose-bump-inducing dark and dramatic eloquence of Nick Cave or Tom Waits with laugh-out-loud humour.

André Rieu

André Rieu is one of the best-selling live acts in the world, with his 2011 tour ranking in the top 10 highest grossing tours of the year, just behind Lady Gaga. He talks to Australian Stage's Eliza Eggler.

Circolombia

Felicity Simpson is founder, Artistic Director and Creative Producer of Circolombia, currently performing URBAN, as part of the 2013 Sydney Festival. On the eve of their Australian debut, Felicity spoke to Australian Stage's Paul Andrew.

Most read reviews

Atlantis | Belvoir

At turns so hilarious that it will test your bladder control, heartbreaking enough to make you cry, and so squirmingly cringeworthy as to make you break out in hives from vicarious mortification.

The Wizard of Oz

How often do you have the opportunity to relive your childhood, with your own adult ‘child’ next to you?

Merciless Gods | Little Ones Theatre

Semen, sweat, blood, and other bodily secretions are given voluminous verbiage, the vernacular of the carnal given full sway in what is mostly a flagellating footlights experience.

Spring Awakening | Hills Musical Company

It’s a brave director who mounts a work addressing full frontally taboo issues like teen sex, masturbation, physical and sexual abuse, homosexuality, abortion, injustice, oppression of minorities and suicide.

In-laws, outlaws & other people (that should be shot) | Blackwood Players

Despite its grammatical inaccuracy, the title of this play by Steve Franco is beguiling and the Blackwood Players took it on with gusto.

Most read news

Youngest ever winner of Australian Poetry Slam National Final

Solli Raphael from Coffs Harbour, NSW has been crowned the youngest ever winner of the Australian Poetry Slam National Final.

Sydney Dance Company 2018 Season

 2018 marks Rafael Bonachela’s tenth year as Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company and his first full-length work since the epic masterpiece 2 One Another and the critically acclaimed Project Rameau in 2012.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open in Melbourne 2019

 Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed the record-breaking production will open in early 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, exclusively and only at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

Wendy McCarthy AO has announced that she will retire as Circus Oz Chair at the end of October after nine years in the role.

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