It is a brave festival director who hangs an entire festival on the music that was mostly composed in the first quarter of the 20th Century.

On Being Horatio

Trevar Alan Chilver had a front row seat for the development of the latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but now finds himself on stage, rehearsing for the role of Horatio. Here he takes an insider’s look at the development and premiere production of Gertrude’s Hamlet.

‘Where play meets sketch’ is how Freshly Ground Theatre creator Sam Floyd describes the company’s latest offering, Every Base Covered. He might have added hand crafted, heartfelt and seriously entertaining.

Sam Floyd talks to Australian Stage's Alice Allan.

Dancers seem to have a lot of important bases covered. Healthy, active lifestyle? Check. Artistic expression? Check. Fun activities as part of a team? Check. Opportunity to receive rapturous applause while wearing a leotard? Yep, got that covered as well.

Australian Stage's Brenton Amies recently took his one-act play Who the Hell is Martin Copper? to the Canberra Festival of One Act Plays. He gives us his insider report.

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The Umbilical Brothers

You don’t need to flex your visual imagination muscle in the latest show from The Umbilical Brothers. Because two green screens, a lot of cameras, special effects, computer power and an onstage tech wizard named “Doug” do it for you.

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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.

Chess The Musical | StoreyBoard Entertainment

For fans of the musical, the problems and changes to the book and plot of Chess are as familiar to them as the score itself and arguably, all this messing about has resulted in an inability to now claim anything as a definitive version. 

Berlin | Melbourne Theatre Company

Through the eyes of her own children during a family holiday to the German capital in 2015, Murray-Smith pondered the feelings and implications for the young drawn to a city so rich in history and creativity but also one so profoundly soaked in shame.

The Removalists | New Theatre

The behaviour of the men is misogynous. The behaviour of men in authority menacing. The Removalists is as relevant today as it was then.

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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.