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Based loosely on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me Kate was Cole Porter’s most successful musical, sweeping the Tony Awards in 1949 and once again in 2000 following a Broadway revival.

hellbent_sm1Red Stitch’s Hellbent is an adaptation of the seventeenth century play The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster. It’s a revenge tragedy, a hysterical melodrama of Shakespearean proportions served up with an extra dollop of nastiness and it’s wonderful.

babes_smSet on the eve of federation, the still current fears of colonial Australia are writ large in this play within a play within a play. The Malthouse Theatre, led by director Michael Kantor, revels in the so-bad-its-good gaudiness of pantomime with this latest production of Babes In The Wood,

Brother Boy
Brother Boy by Nic Velissaris is very Greek, very Australian and very Melbourne, and it is clearly very personal.

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The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction | Finucane & Smith

The name Moira Finucane comes labelled with many superlatives – world renowned, multi award winning, even national treasure. Her performance in her latest work, The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction, leaves you in no doubt that these labels are well justified.

Constellations | Tasmanian Theatre Company

This play by English enfant terrible, Nick Payne is a canny choice by the Tasmanian Theatre Company.

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Theology is a sensitive topic, it can both bring people together and completely polarise them.

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2019 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows Announced

Courage is at the core of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships and this year; nine exceptional mid-career artists have been announced as 2019 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows.

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