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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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.

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Cirque du Soleil postpones Melbourne performances

Cirque du Soleil has decided to postpone Melbourne performances of its show KURIOS until 15 April, 2020

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour cancelled

Opera Australia has regretfully cancelled the upcoming Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, La Traviata, in line with the government ban on static public gatherings of more than 500 people to try to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Adelaide Festival Centre COVID-19 update

Following the declaration of a Public Health Emergency in South Australia, Adelaide Festival Centre venues will close to the public and all performances will be suspended from midnight until the 30th of April.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2020 cancelled

Scheduled to be programmed this winter, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) in its current form will be cancelled in response to ongoing developments regarding the threat of COVID-19.

Theatre Works to Close Until May

In response to the unfolding health situation, Theatre Works have made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily close our venue until 1 May.

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