The MessiahThe Messiah is the story of two rather incompetent, over-ambitious amateur actors who attempt to produce the ultimate Christmas story with a cast of two, an over-zealous opera singer and very little else.

On the eve of their National Tour, Paul Andrew spoke to the shows director Jon Halpin, Associate Director at the Queensland Theatre Company.

Tasmanian Circus FestivalThe Tasmanian Circus Festival began in ’89 and has grown to be the national celebration of contemporary circus in Australia. The last time I visited Tasmania was for this event nine years ago. Back then it was an inspiration and the setting was absolutely idyllic.

With those glowing memories I had high expectations for the festival this time around.

Tiger LilliesTiger Lillies - the anarchic, UK-based brechtian blues trio count Marilyn Manson, David Byrne, Marc Almond and members of Franz Ferdinand amongst their famous fans. This week they swipe Australia.

Frontman Martyn Jacques gives Paul Andrew a scent of lillie’s ...

Glynn NicholasFrom a career spanning his early days busking to fund his back-pack tour of Europe, to Director of The Glynn Nicholas Group - a boutique production company poised to conquer the UK, Glynn Nicholas is still a man in search of adventure.

Josh LawsonIn 2006, Josh Lawson's appearances on the Channel Ten smash hit Thank God You're Here have branded him as one of the hottest properties in Australian comedy.

Sydney Stage Online's Brenton Amies spoke with Josh about his latest project - PLAYS: BY HIMSELF - Three short plays by Josh Lawson

Andrea JamesMelbourne Stage Online presents the latest in our series of podcast interviews with key figures in the Australian performing arts industry.

The Melbourne Workers Theatre recently returned from an international tour with their ground-breaking Yanagai! Yanagai! This week, Melbourne Stage Online’s Jan Chandler spoke to Artistic Director, Andrea James.

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Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shakespeare

Shakespeare not stirred. This is the cockeyed cocktail served by Bell Shakespeare’s production of Antony & Cleopatra.

Merrily We Roll Along | Little Triangle

A seventeen strong ensemble struts their formidable stuff in the small space of the The Depot Theatre, filling it with the joy and verve and sweet melancholy of Stephen Sondheim's music and lyrics and George Furth's book.

The Shifting Heart | White Box Theatre

Not so much a kitchen sink drama as perhaps a "backyard verandah drama", The Shifting Heart is a 1957 play dealing with the trials and tribulations of immigrant Australians.

Can You Hear Colour? | Patch Theatre Company

I wasn’t going to start this review by talking about the music, because it was not the only thing about this show that was magic, but I will take my cue from the audience.

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This is not only a beautiful venue with a huge picture window behind the performance area, but possibly the best acoustic in Australia for listening to chamber music for strings.

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The 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival is back!

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