The Yellow Wave

From 17-29 November the Butterfly Club will present The Yellow Wave as part of Melbourne's inaugural Poppy Seed Festival. Jan Chandler recently had the pleasure of talking with director Beng Oh about himself and his work.

Emily Goddard

Melbourne Theatre Company’s The Boy at the Edge of Everything opens next week at the Southbank Theatre just in time for the school holiday. Catherine Della Bosca spoke to cast member Emily Goddard.

Lamine Sonko

The Boite Millennium Chorus has been wowing audiences for the past 18 years and is set to do it again with more than 350 singers, including eight regional choirs for One Africa. Jan Chandler spoke to Artistic Director Lamine Sonko.

Natasha May

She’s only 19 but this Natasha May from Tennant Creek is about to make her debut splash in Melbourne this weekend as part of Finucane & Smith's Glory Box La Revolucion.

Hello Dolly

The concept of ‘a moment’ is a popular one with lyricists. Mr Sondheim loves them as we know, and on Friday night it was lovely to rediscover Jerry Herman and Michael Stewarts reminder that “It only takes a moment to be loved your whole life long”.

Emily Tomlins

Emily Tomlins is one of the many talented young artists who make Melbourne their home and she is excited that a mainstream company such as the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) is offering support to independents like her through their NEON program, now in its third year.

15 Minutes from Anywhere

Independent theatre company, 15 Minutes from Anywhere, presents the Australian premiere of Cuckoo at fortyfivedownstairs in Flinders Lane for a three-week season from 9 July with a preview Wednesday 8 July.

Iain Sinclair

Of Mice and Men, the oft-studied, and highly polarizing classic of American literature is taking to the Seymour Centre stage in July. Brenton Amies speaks to director Iain Sinclair about the trials and tribulations of bringing a classic to the stage.

Most read reviews

The Wizard of Oz

How often do you have the opportunity to relive your childhood, with your own adult ‘child’ next to you?

Spring Awakening | Hills Musical Company

It’s a brave director who mounts a work addressing full frontally taboo issues like teen sex, masturbation, physical and sexual abuse, homosexuality, abortion, injustice, oppression of minorities and suicide.

In-laws, outlaws & other people (that should be shot) | Blackwood Players

Despite its grammatical inaccuracy, the title of this play by Steve Franco is beguiling and the Blackwood Players took it on with gusto.

Burlesque by Force | Brodie John

Burlesque by Force is persistently provocative, munificent and shrewd.

Let the Right One In | Black Swan State Theatre Company

What if you’re life was so bleak that you found light where only others found darkness? What if the passage into adulthood and your first experience of love was driven not by joy and romance, but by a desperate need for acceptance and protection?

Most read news

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open in Melbourne 2019

 Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed the record-breaking production will open in early 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, exclusively and only at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

Wendy McCarthy AO has announced that she will retire as Circus Oz Chair at the end of October after nine years in the role.

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