The Rivals
Two squabbling couples? Tick. Comical servants? Tick. Cantankerous rich father figure? Tick. Mistaken identity? Tick. Improbable plot? Tick. Borat’s mankini? …well, a tick for that too, actually!

The Game Of Love And Chance
A lavish feast for the eyes, ears and most definitely the funnybone, the deceptively simple yet thoroughly rich The Game of Love and Chance comes highly recommended.

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
While this reworked classic isn't pretending to be something it's not, it's hard not to come to it expecting the precision and technical finesse for which the traditional version is so renowned.

The History Boys
This production by the Melbourne Theatre Company is a joy to watch, with a great cast and fine direction by Peter Evans.

Tim Minchin

Any performer has got to be happy when the patrons walk out of the theatre and through the city singing their songs. That’s exactly what I heard driving home.

keating_cov
Keating! is an absolute delight, a totally satisfying theatrical experience, one of a kind and not to be missed.

Pippin
Loosely telling the story of prince Pippin, the son of Charlemagne, and his somewhat picaresque journey through life, Stephen Schwartz’s 1972 Pippin is not your conventional musical.

The Glass Boat
It’s clear that these performers are creating something new and exciting, a phrase that is often used as a cliché but in this case is more than appropriate.

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Lighten Up | Tom Gleeson

Master of the deadpan, harsh host of Hard Quiz, and heartless interrogator on Hard Chat, making audiences squirm as much as his victims – Tom Gleeson uses blunt-force trauma as his comedy schtick.

Scandal! A Reflection on Essendon’s Doping Saga: The Musical? | Kit Richards

It doesn’t matter how much you know or care about the legality of the Essendon Football Club supplements program in 2013 – it won’t stop you enjoying this original and entertaining saga, because Kit Richards has a talent for making otherwise dull stories fun and interesting. And for writing damn good songs.

Easter at The Piano Mill 2021

Piano Mill’s success has been due to it offering an alternative means of experiencing fresh, original music in the spirit of a sonic adventure staged outdoors.

Because the Night | Malthouse Theatre

If you’re looking for a show that’s completely different and unlike anything you’ve seen in Australia, head to Because the Night.

The Distraction | The Umbilical Brothers

Many comedians have been delving into personal struggles on stage, revealing truth and darkness which in turn, evokes both tears and laughs from the audience. This is not one of those shows.

Most read news

Vale Taryn Fiebig

Multi award-winning Australian music theatre and opera star Taryn Fiebig, who made Prince Charles cry with her artistry, passed away in Sydney last night from ovarian cancer, aged 49.

MTC to premiere Digital Theatre

Audiences around Australia will have the opportunity to see Melbourne Theatre Company productions direct from stage to screen with the premiere of MTC Digital Theatre – Friday 16 April 2021.

2020 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

Andrew Myer AM, Chairman, Sidney Myer Fund has announced the winners of the 2020 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards.