The Lysicrates Prize

The Lysicrates Prize, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Sydney philanthropists, John and Patricia Azarias. It invokes an ancient Greek tradition from the Festival of Dionysos: the audience watches the first act of three shortlisted plays and votes to choose the winner.

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.

Most read reviews

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | TEG Life Like Company

This show features a great cast in an unambitious production of a classic musical in an awful theatre.

The Return of Ulysses | Pinchgut Opera

Pinchgut Opera is a national treasure. This wonderful opera is hardly known in Australia, and to have it so completely brought to life is a gift of enormous proportions.

Gruesome Playground Injuries | Tasmanian Theatre Company

The play zigzags between moments of real pathos, laughter, the farther reaches of psychological motivation and plain old-fashioned gross-out slapstick.

Opening Gala | 2019 Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Cabaret in Melbourne is thriving and each year, the genre receives a very healthy boost with a dedicated festival.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | TEG Life Like Company

This is without question another ‘born to play’ role for one of this country’s finest performers and genuinely leaves previously versions trailing somewhere far behind.

Most read news

Sweeney Todd

For six shows only in both Melbourne and Sydney, legendary leading man Anthony Warlow and the incomparable Gina Riley are teaming up for a barber-ous bake off in Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s thrilling musical masterpiece – Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

18th Bangalow Music Festival 2019

The 18th Bangalow Music Festival 2019 (BMF) has unveiled its stellar 18th BMF program under the theme of Conversations through Chamber Music.

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