Elise Hearst and Andrea James

Jan Chandler spoke with Elise Hearst and Andrea James during a break in rehearsal to find out more about their intriguing new work – Bright World.

Kurt Phelan
Darcy Oliver sits down with Kurt Phelan – star of the 2015 Dirty Dancing Tour to talk about his new show Phelan Groovy.

Sabrina Aganier

Cirque Adrenaline has been thrilling audiences the world over with its international family of circus thrillseekers. Australian Stage spoke to one of the stars of the show, world-reknowned French-Canadian contortionist Sabrina Aganier.

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.

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Week 1 | 2022 Adelaide Festival

The Adelaide Festival is a cultural flagship of Australia. Modelled on the Edinburgh Festival, it has throughout its history staged works unfamiliar to Australian audiences.

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Driftwood The Musical | Umbrella Productions

Driftwood the Musical is a moving, enthralling story of a family surviving the ravages of war. It so timely, that it’s both poetical and painful.

Blackheath Chamber Music Festival 2022

This year's line-up, a cross section of some of the finest chamber ensembles in the country, would have graced any of Australia’s more well established festivals, and it is a massive endorsement of Festival Director Catherine Harker’s entrepreneurial skill that she was able to secure these wonderful musicians for a festival that too few people have yet heard of.

The Girl from the North Country

Set in Duluth Minnesota in 1934, The Girl from the North Country is a snapshot of troubled people enduring troubled times, gripped as they are by the Great Depression.

Cathedral | State Theatre Company of SA

It's a brave actor that takes on a single hander. The challenge of remembering lines, and holding audience's attention alone on stage for an hour and a half is a gargantuan one. But the actor is not alone.

Pieces of Shit | Bronte Charlotte and Leigh Scully

Charlotte and Scully delivered a thoughtful, funny, and moving new play that balanced toilet humour with hard-hitting, timely content.

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& Juliet, to premiere at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in 2023

The greatest remixed love story ever told and West End award-winning anthemic pop musical, & JULIET, will make its Australian premiere at the Regent Theatre from February 2023 in a new production exclusive to Melbourne.

Entries for $10,000 Playwright’s Award Close Soon

In November 2021, Newcastle’s premier theatre production house, The Very Popular Theatre Company, launch its inaugural $10,000 playwright’s award, which is open to applicants across Australia.