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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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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Jane Bodie Wins 2019 Lysicrates Prize for Playwriting

Playwright Jane Bodie has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Lysicrates Prize for her play Tell Me You Love Me.

Ian Potter Southbank Centre opens to students and staff

More than 1000 students and staff have moved into the new state-of-the-art Ian Potter Southbank Centre, home to the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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