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

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | TEG Life Like Company

This show features a great cast in an unambitious production of a classic musical in an awful theatre.

The Return of Ulysses | Pinchgut Opera

Pinchgut Opera is a national treasure. This wonderful opera is hardly known in Australia, and to have it so completely brought to life is a gift of enormous proportions.

Gruesome Playground Injuries | Tasmanian Theatre Company

The play zigzags between moments of real pathos, laughter, the farther reaches of psychological motivation and plain old-fashioned gross-out slapstick.

Opening Gala | 2019 Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Cabaret in Melbourne is thriving and each year, the genre receives a very healthy boost with a dedicated festival.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | TEG Life Like Company

This is without question another ‘born to play’ role for one of this country’s finest performers and genuinely leaves previously versions trailing somewhere far behind.

Most read news

Sweeney Todd

For six shows only in both Melbourne and Sydney, legendary leading man Anthony Warlow and the incomparable Gina Riley are teaming up for a barber-ous bake off in Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s thrilling musical masterpiece – Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

18th Bangalow Music Festival 2019

The 18th Bangalow Music Festival 2019 (BMF) has unveiled its stellar 18th BMF program under the theme of Conversations through Chamber Music.

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