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.

Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical
Darcy Oliver hits the red carpet World Premiere of Georgy Girl The Musical celebrating the career of hit Australian band – The Seekers.

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.

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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.