Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell talks to Australian Stage's Dione Joseph about her latest work, a stage adaptation of Don't Take Your Love To Town – a tribute to the extraordinary life of the woman whom many knew as a chronicler of Indigenous history, an outspoken activist and a brilliant storyteller – Ruby Langford Ginibi.

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“We’re here for Australian writers and I’m very happy to advocate for them. Writers need a home – and Griffin is here to support new Australian work and give writers the home they deserve.”

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Not very long ago, British comedian Sanderson Jones had a dream of performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House. He was relatively unknown at the time and came up with the idea of selling tickets to his show by hand, in doing so getting to know his audience personally. His show, Comedy Sale, has been successful in the UK and now in Australia, most recently with a sell-out gig at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, along with a string of weekly appearances.

Ava Stangherlin
New theatre company Gretel in Darkness will present Grimm Tales as their debut stage work for the upcoming Sydney Fringe Festival. Australian Stage's Paul Andrew speaks with company co-director Ava Stangherlin.

Kate Gaul
Kate Gaul is currently the Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co and is in rehearsal for their latest production, The Lunch Hour by Chris Aronsten. She spoke to Australian Stage's Paul Andrew.

Warhorse

The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of War Horse will open in Melbourne later this year before touring to Sydney and Brisbane. Australian Stage's Eliza Eggler caught up with the shows Puppetry Director Finn Caldwell and members of the cast.

Sally McKenzie is an actor, playwright, director and filmmaker. She speaks to Australian Stage's Paul Andrew about her current role, Ronnie Lowe, in Griffin Theatre's production of A Hoax.

An Officer and a Gentleman

One of the most anticipated productions of the year, An Officer and a Gentleman premiered in Sydney earlier this year. Australian Stage's Eliza Eggler speaks to the writers and cast.

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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.

Jo Bloom

Jo Bloom is Head of Education Development at the Australian Shakespeare Company.

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The Little Prince | Broadway Entertainment Group

Le Petit Prince or The Little Prince is a most beloved tale by the French pilot, writer and aristocrat, Antoin de Saint-Exupéry. A fable that will resonate no matter how old you are or whatever your life story. 

The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race | State Theatre Company South Australia

There's something special about Aussie rural country towns. They all share some characteristics but they also each have their own treasured, unique traditions and private aspirations for their future, and a pride in their particular identity.

Happy Days | Red Line Productions

A feminine counterpart to Krapps’s Last Tape, but funnier, and arguably less dour, Happy Days is happier, with wishful wisps of hope and a wistful whisper of nostalgia.

James Flynn Quintet

Popular entertainer James Flynn returned for a swinging weekend of jazz on the 4th and 5thof June.

Switzerland | Drill Hall Theatre Company

It is a skewed symbiosis that unravels before the audience as the interaction between such strong characters carries us all on their treacherous verbal ride, the banter between the two protagonists is unyielding.