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.’

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.

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West Side Story | Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment

When a much anticipated, professional production of a familiar and famous musical hits town, there is a buzz in the air, and the eager aficionados turn out in eager droves for the opening night.

Farnace | Pinchgut Opera

Farnace, Vivaldi’s personal favourite among his operas, and one of the most popular in his own time, was given its Australian premiere last night by the wonderful outfit that is Pinchgut Opera.

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Griffin Theatre Company Appoints New Artistic Director

Griffin Theatre Company has announced playwright, director and dramaturg Declan Greene as the next Artistic Director of the Company.

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