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

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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