Hairspray

It's the musical with a big heart and a contagious beat, stunning audiences and breaking box office records. This month, Matt Byrne Media gets set to welcome Adelaide to the 60s with a new, vibrant production of Hairspray.

Frances Rings

Australia's acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre premiere their new work TERRAIN at Melbourne's Arts Centre, this week. Choreographer Frances Rings talks to Australian Stage's Dione Joseph.

Cirque Du Soleil

As Brisbane audiences eagerly await the arrival of Cirque Du Soleil's brand new production, OVO, Australian Stage had a chat with the team to get a sneak peek behind the scenes and see what we can expect from this most spectacular of companies.

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dee Dee Bridgewater has just made her first visit to Melbourne, effectively weaving her particular musical magic over the audience.

Oscar Lopez
Oscar Lopez is a Mexican-Australian theatre director and winner of the 2009 Louise Homfrey Prize for Directing and the 2011 Hannah Barry Memorial Award. Paul Andrew speaks to Oscar about his latest production Tying Knots at Melbourne's La Mama.

Camille O'Sullivan
Camille O'Sullivan fans of Australia, get excited now; the French/Irish performer is bringing her bag of tricks to town. She talks to Australian Stage about her love of music and entertaining, the car crash that changed her life, and the time she totally ruined The Spiegeltent.

An Officer and a Gentleman

One of the most anticipated productions of the year, An Officer and a Gentleman premiered in Sydney earlier this year. Australian Stage's Eliza Eggler speaks to the writers and cast.

Phillip Kavanagh
Phillip Kavanagh is the winner of The Patrick White Playwrights' Award, a $7,500 prize for an unproduced script, for his play Little Borders. He 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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