Austin Tichenor

Austin Tichenor is an actor and Managing Partner of The Reduced Shakespeare Company – as well as Co-Writer and Co–Director of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), soon to tour Australia. He spoke to Australian Stage's Paul Andrew.

Trevor Ashley

Trevor Ashley has returned to Melbourne to host Twisted Broadway from critically acclaimed cabaret seasons on Broadway and the West End, and will be seen by Melbourne audiences soon in the upcoming Little Orphan trAshley. He spoke to Australian Stage's Paul Andrew.

Ben Pfeiffer

Artistic Director of Melbourne's Artisan Collective, Ben Pfeiffer, speaks to Australian Stage's Paul Andrew, about his latest production – an adaptation of the John Fowles classic novel – The Collector.

John McGrath

John McGrath, Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales (NTW) was recently in Melbourne on a whirlwind tour. He spoke to Australian Stage’s Dione Joseph.

Jon Bonfiglio

Jon Bonfiglio would be the last person to admit he started a revolution. And he’s right. Because The Clipperton Project certainly isn’t a new initiative – but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t revolutionary.

Daniel Clarke

In a recent conversation with Australian Stage’s Dione Joseph, Creative Producer of Theatre Works, Daniel Clarke, shared his thoughts and motivations for bringing to Australia the highly acclaimed production by Judith Thompson, Palace Of The End.

Alex Raineri

Beethoven is so embedded in our culture; hardly a day goes by without hearing his music, even if the circumstances are far from the composer’s original intentions.

Gary Thorpe

On the eve of this year’s 4MBS Festival of Classics, Gillian Wills talks to Gary Thorpe about the Festival’s beginnings, its position in the context of other Queensland Festivals and some of the highlights of this year’s celebratory program.

Most read features

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.