Andrea Goldsmith

Based on Dorothy Porter's 1994 novel, The Monkey's Mask, The Fiery Maze premieres at Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre this week. Jan Chandler spoke with Dorothy's partner, author and creative consultant Andrea Goldsmith, about the genesis of the show.

Kirsty McCahon

‘I am the true me whenever I play on stage,’ says doublebass player Kirsty McCahon. ‘Sometimes I’m so tuned in to support a pianist in a chamber work I almost sit inside the piano.’

Roderick Williams

‘Schubert’s ‘Wintereisse’ intimidates me, there’s a fear that I may not be able to offer anything new,’ says British Baritone Roderick Williams.

Anni Davey

They're back together: Anni and Maude Davey are about to return to the stage in their latest collaboration Retro Futurismus: New World.

Ella Caldwell

Ella Caldwell, Artistic Director of Red Stich Actors' Theatre, is a woman of passion, determination and optimism.

SticksnStones

On Friday 27 May at 6.30pm the Deakin Edge Theatre at Federation Square will host a unique performance by Melbourne Playback Theatre, SticksnStones. Jan Chandler had the pleasure of speaking with the Creative Director Lenka Vanderboom.

Sugarland

Catherine Della Bosca speaks to Wayne Blair ahead of the Melbourne season of Sugarland, playing at the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Glenn Wright

Glenn Wright, Mullum Music Festival director and Bello Winter Music Festival co-director, is ‘walking the talk’ and he took time from his busy schedule to talk to Australian Stage about this year’s Bello festival.

Most read reviews

The Wizard of Oz

How often do you have the opportunity to relive your childhood, with your own adult ‘child’ next to you?

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.

Muriel's Wedding – The Musical | Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures

Every so often a show comes along that defies your preconceptions and exceeds your expectations to such an extent that it leaves your head spinning.

Burlesque by Force | Brodie John

Burlesque by Force is persistently provocative, munificent and shrewd.

Most read news

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.

Telstra Ballet Award Nominees Announced

 Six talented dancers of The Australian Ballet have been announced as nominees for the prestigious Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Now in its 15th year, the award recognises rising stars that embody what it means to thrive.

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.

Theatre Without Limits

If you miss a theatre show’s season then you have missed it for good. However, a new wave of theatre free from the limitations of time, location and cost is arriving to showcase some of Adelaide’s best emerging actors, writers and director.

Mullum Music Festival Youth Mentorship Winners

Mullum Music Festival is thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Youth Mentorship Program with winners coming from as far as Brisbane and Sydney.

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