Aidan Fennessy

Aidan Fennessy is an award-winning writer, director and dramaturg; he's also an actor with credits in such stalwarts as Neighbours and Blue Heelers, not to mention other popular Australian television series and films. His latest play The Way Things Work, opens this week at Red Stitch Actors Theatre. He speaks with Jan Chandler about writing and directing.

Juliette Burton

The UK's Juliette Burton is returning to Australia, and if you've seen any of her previous shows you'll know that this is good news for those with an appreciation of warm-hearted comedy.

Mark Winmill

The King of Burlesque, when I chat to him, is enjoying some quiet time in country New South Wales. It’s been a busy year of touring for all-male burlesque spectacular Briefs, both within Australia and to Europe and the UK.

Katrina Cornwall

Katrina Cornwall is the founder and Artistic Director of Riot Stage Youth Theatre Company whose latest work F. is about to have it's premiere as part of the 2016 Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. When she spoke with Jan Chandler she was clearly excited at the prospect.

What's Yours is Mine

Yvonne Virsik is currently directing the third work in this year's Poppy Seed Theatre Festival, What's Yours is Mine by Hotel Now, which opens on 22 November.

Candace Miles

Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn and Anna Rodway (Three Birds Theatre) are recent Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduates whose work is already drawing attention within Melbourne's independent theatre scene. Jan Chandler had the pleasure of chatting with Candace Miles about the trio's work.

Most read reviews

Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shakespeare

Shakespeare not stirred. This is the cockeyed cocktail served by Bell Shakespeare’s production of Antony & Cleopatra.

Merrily We Roll Along | Little Triangle

A seventeen strong ensemble struts their formidable stuff in the small space of the The Depot Theatre, filling it with the joy and verve and sweet melancholy of Stephen Sondheim's music and lyrics and George Furth's book.

The Shifting Heart | White Box Theatre

Not so much a kitchen sink drama as perhaps a "backyard verandah drama", The Shifting Heart is a 1957 play dealing with the trials and tribulations of immigrant Australians.

Can You Hear Colour? | Patch Theatre Company

I wasn’t going to start this review by talking about the music, because it was not the only thing about this show that was magic, but I will take my cue from the audience.

Compassion: Chamber Landscapes

This is not only a beautiful venue with a huge picture window behind the performance area, but possibly the best acoustic in Australia for listening to chamber music for strings.

Most read news

The Production Company Launches 2018 Season

In the stunning surrounds of Raheen, her historic 19th-century home, a fortunate few eagerly awaited Jeanne Pratt AC stepping up to the podium to announce the shows that would form The Production Company’s 20-year anniversary season.

2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

The winners of the prestigious 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were announced by Carrillo Gantner AO, Chair of the Sidney Myer Fund at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

New residency open for Australian musicians and composers

The Australia Council is calling for applications for an exciting residency offered for the first time as part of a partnership between the Australia Council and UKARIA Cultural Centre.

Artist Callout: 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival

The 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival is back!

Applications now open for 2018 Indigenous Scholarship Program

Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, is proudly continuing the Indigenous Scholarship Program in 2018 with an expanded program designed to foster career pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in the performing arts.

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