Much Ado About Nothing | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

After several successful seasons of outdoor entertainment, Melbourne Shakespeare Company returns with their latest production, Much Ado About Nothing. Heather Bloom speaks to Director, Jennifer Sarah Dean about the enduring nature of Shakespeare’s plays and what we can expect from the MSC’s interpretation of the original romantic comedy.

 

Betty Grumble

If you haven't experienced Betty Grumble, you should. If you think you could come up with a creation like Betty Grumble, you can't, unless you are Emma Maye Gibson, because Betty is the most unique force of Sex Clown you will ever behold. And she is here to delight and entertain you and save the world with her fierce love and loving anger.

This year the annual Helpmann Awards moved to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. A wise choice, as most people I chatted with thought it a more atmospheric venue and said they enjoyed it far more than previous years.

Lismore Women’s Festival

The Lismore Women’s Festival, a week-long festival, kicked off on Sunday with the inaugural Regional High Tea, a collaborative effort from NORPA’s Big Think program and the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and I was lucky enough to attend.

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.

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