Danny Delahunty

Blessed, opening on 8 November, is the first of four new works by independent artists as part of the second Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. Jan Chandler had the opportunity of chatting with director Danny Delahunty.

Scott Major

The Directors of the Melbourne's Poppy Seed Theatre Festival have just announced the 2016 program and Co-Director Scott Major recently made time to speak with Jan Chandler about what audiences may expect.

Blair Moro

World War T is a speculative comedy about what might happen if everyone's favourite misogynistic, racist, narcissistic daddy-made-me-rich, draft dodging buffoon wins the keys to The Whitehouse... currently a terrifyingly possible prospect.

Sir Matthew Bourne

There is a sense of hushed excitement about the Arts Centre. British choreographer Matthew Bourne is in Melbourne casting for a local production of his Lord of the Flies. People seem to buzz a little even mentioning his name.

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.’

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West Side Story

In any field there are the standards, the yardstick by which all others in that arena are measured and in musical theatre – many regard West Side Story as that benchmark.

Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 | James Acaster

You may have seen him on Netflix with his quirky style and very well crafted material. If you come with expectations you won't be disappointed but perhaps a little surprised. Because this time Acaster is a bad ass!

Not Quite White | Vanessa Steinberg

Steinberg opens with a long, graphic diatribe about dating as a 53-year-old serial divorcee with a history of drug use and adversity to working for a living.

Go Solo | Paul McDermott and Gatesy

If you’re a fan of a particular muso or comic, you’ve probably wondered what they’re like at home or with their mates. Tripod and DAAS fans now have that option. At least occasionally.

Wil-Informed | Wil Anderson

Wil is now 45 and it’s time for the middle-aged, white, hetero men to have their say! This threatened species needs to reclaim its position in the world and find its voice.

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