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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Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical has it all really and just as the closing song by The Monkeys says, I am a believer.

The 91-Storey Treehouse: Live on Stage!

Most adults would be completely mortified by the thought of a 91 storey treehouse full of hazards and life endangering animals. The children however lapped it up!

Kurios | Cirque du Soleil

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War Horse | National Theatre of Great Britain

War Horse is a detailed and dedicated tribute to the far-reaching suffering of all sentient beings in war and for lovers of theatre, extraordinary evidence of your passion.

The Ladykillers | Genesian Theatre

Corpsing threatens to pile as high as the corpses on the Newcastle bound train in this production of the The Ladykillers.

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