Emily Taylor

International Women’s Day is coming up and Melbourne Playback Theatre is proudly presenting The F-word: Celebrating International Women’s Day. Australian Stage has a chat to Playback Theatre’s Emily Taylor about the show and what she thinks are critical issues facing women today.

Chris Ahern in Perched

When you think Woodford Folk Festival, you think music. But the 30 year old festival is a whole lot more than that.

Arj Barker

To the uninitiated, (though quite frankly, where have you been?) US stand-up, Arj Barker, is touted as Australia’s favourite adopted comedic son and household name.

Juliette Burton

To achieve a sold-out season and a chorus of rave reviews at the big daddy of all festivals – The Edinburgh Fringe – you have to be doing something right. One person who has just done exactly that is UK actor, writer and performer Juliette Burton.

Ian Michael

Ian Michael knows the importance of telling one’s own stories. He is a proud Noongar man whose recent show HART opened on the 2nd of February in New Zealand at the Basement Theatre in Auckland.

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.

fiddler
A sneak peek from the Melbourne Season of Fiddler On The Roof starring Anthony Warlow.

Illuminations

Perth’s FringeWorld runs amok with random presentations across and between genres and artforms, serious and silly, at all levels of ability and professionalism.

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Tyran Parke

A knight to remember! Featuring the iconic music of ABBA, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will debut at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in April 2021. Heather Bloom chats to director Tyran Parke about post pandemic performances and the enduring nature of live theatre. 

Most read reviews

Come From Away

Despite its seemingly bleak subject matter, Come From Away is joyous, hilarious, hopeful, remarkable and true and as you leave the theatre, you may just feel better about the world you re-join.

A-Z of Dance | Dave Callan

After a trying 5 day lockdown it was a relief to be among the few who could revel in the sublimely silly A-Z of Dance.

Against Medical Advice with Dr Kim Le

This effort by Dr Le was a very mixed bag.

Songs of Love and Death | Jane Sheldon and Alex Raineri

At this moment in our cultural history, as Australia emerges gradually from the restrictions imposed because of Covid 19, each live concert is a particularly reviving and refreshing experience.

Videotape | Montague Basement

Loved up in lock down lasts as long as the first knock down in Videotape.

Most read news

Brett Sheehy announces end of tenure at MTC

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director & CEO, Brett Sheehy AO, today announced that 2021 will be his final year with the Company, concluding with the launch of the 2022 season.

Survey finds that people are considering leaving the Victorian music industry

A new study examining the impact of the Corona virus pandemic on the Victorian music sector found that 58% of respondents are considering leaving the industry.