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.

Nilaja Sun

Audiences are flocking to it and critics the world over are raving about it. By all accounts, a wonderfully dramatic and comical performance, writer and director of 'No Child...', Nilaja Sun, speaks to Lee Bemrose.

Tim Coldwell

Today is World Circus Day, and to celebrate, we speak to Circus Oz founding member – Tim Coldwell.

The Pajama Men

Barry Award winning duo,The Pajama Men are back in town for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with their unique brand of physical comedy. They spoke to Australian Stage's Lee Bemrose.

Michael Workman

Google "Michael Workman" and you won't find out a hell of a lot about his new comedy show Ave Loretta. In fact, interrogating him about the show doesn't reveal much about it either. “Let's just say it's about music,” is all he's prepared to give away.

Geraldine Quinn

Geraldine Quinn is the creative force behind some of Melbourne's most successful rock/cabaret/comedy shows of the last few years.

Tobias Cole

Tobias Cole, a leading artist with Opera Australia, talks to Gillian Wills about Opera Queensland’s forthcoming production of J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion, a tragic story about betrayal and forbearance. 

Tim Corkeron

Go to an orchestral concert and the chances are your ear will be drawn to the violin, the cello, the clarinet, the flute or the oboe. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s new series Concerti Soloists affords audiences the chance to hear several “Cinderella” instruments in a new way.

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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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Because the Night | Malthouse Theatre

If you’re looking for a show that’s completely different and unlike anything you’ve seen in Australia, head to Because the Night.

Chess The Musical | StoreyBoard Entertainment

For fans of the musical, the problems and changes to the book and plot of Chess are as familiar to them as the score itself and arguably, all this messing about has resulted in an inability to now claim anything as a definitive version. 

Berlin | Melbourne Theatre Company

Through the eyes of her own children during a family holiday to the German capital in 2015, Murray-Smith pondered the feelings and implications for the young drawn to a city so rich in history and creativity but also one so profoundly soaked in shame.

The Removalists | New Theatre

The behaviour of the men is misogynous. The behaviour of men in authority menacing. The Removalists is as relevant today as it was then.

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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.

Audience wanted!

Come Dance with Me is a brand new TV dance competition show filming at Docklands Studio Melbourne for American Television.