What's Yours is Mine

Yvonne Virsik is currently directing the third work in this year's Poppy Seed Theatre Festival, What's Yours is Mine by Hotel Now, which opens on 22 November.

Candace Miles

Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn and Anna Rodway (Three Birds Theatre) are recent Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduates whose work is already drawing attention within Melbourne's independent theatre scene. Jan Chandler had the pleasure of chatting with Candace Miles about the trio's work.

Danny Delahunty

Blessed, opening on 8 November, is the first of four new works by independent artists as part of the second Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. Jan Chandler had the opportunity of chatting with director Danny Delahunty.

Scott Major

The Directors of the Melbourne's Poppy Seed Theatre Festival have just announced the 2016 program and Co-Director Scott Major recently made time to speak with Jan Chandler about what audiences may expect.

Blair Moro

World War T is a speculative comedy about what might happen if everyone's favourite misogynistic, racist, narcissistic daddy-made-me-rich, draft dodging buffoon wins the keys to The Whitehouse... currently a terrifyingly possible prospect.

Sir Matthew Bourne

There is a sense of hushed excitement about the Arts Centre. British choreographer Matthew Bourne is in Melbourne casting for a local production of his Lord of the Flies. People seem to buzz a little even mentioning his name.

Andrea Goldsmith

Based on Dorothy Porter's 1994 novel, The Monkey's Mask, The Fiery Maze premieres at Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre this week. Jan Chandler spoke with Dorothy's partner, author and creative consultant Andrea Goldsmith, about the genesis of the show.

Kirsty McCahon

‘I am the true me whenever I play on stage,’ says doublebass player Kirsty McCahon. ‘Sometimes I’m so tuned in to support a pianist in a chamber work I almost sit inside the piano.’

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