Humour Us: 30 Years of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Did you know that Melbourne is the third funniest city in the world, at least for three and a half weeks each March/April.

RocKwiz's Really Really Good Friday

Catherine Della Bosca recently spoke to the utterly charming Brian Nankervis, to discuss the motivation behind RocKwiz's Really Really Good Friday show coming soon to the Arts Centre Melbourne.

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.

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Jo Bloom

Jo Bloom is Head of Education Development at the Australian Shakespeare Company.

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The Marriage of Figaro | Opera Queensland

Opera Queensland’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Le nozze di Figaro, despite the various restrictions that many of the personnel have had to endure, is simply wonderful in every respect.

When The Rain Stops Falling | Iron Lung Theatre

Iron Lung Theatre brings Melbourne audiences a nuanced rendition of Andrew Bovell’s “When The Rain Stops Falling”.

Frozen | Disney Theatrical Productions

In between lockdowns, Melbourne gets a little ray of winter sunshine in the form of Frozen the musical.

Magic Mike Live

If you’re looking for a night of sleazy crotch grabbing and inappropriate grinding, then Magic Mike Live is not the show for you.