Blue Angel

From 24 March until 29 March, as part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival, Hobart's Ascot Private Hotel will become the venue for the world premiere of Big hART Inc's latest theatrical event Blue Angel. Jan Chandler recently spoke with Creative Producer Cecily Hardy.

Brian Ritchie

Brian Ritchie, founding member of the Violent Femmes, teahouse owner and master of the Japanese Shakuhachi flute talks to Australian Stage’s Briony Kidd about his latest role, curator of Tasmania's Festival of Music and Arts - MONA FOMA.

Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight, billed as a “karaoke night Broome style, where country meets hip hop meets Japanese love song,” is the latest from dance theatre company Marrugeku. Australian Stage's Briony Kidd speaks to director Rachael Swain.

Derelict pianos, Chinese junks, giant cockroaches, miniature houses … These are just some of the attractions of next year’s Ten Days on the Island, kicking off in March. 

Australian Stage’s Briony Kidd gets the low down from Artistic Director Elizabeth Walsh.

Acclaimed Tasmanian-based puppet and visual theatre company, Terrapin, is currently engaged in a three-year exploration of 'digital puppetry.'

Australian Stage's Briony Kidd talks to Frank Newman, Artistic Director of Terrapin since 2007.

Growing up in Hobart in the early nineties, I remember only two notable trips to the ‘mainland’. The first was a family holiday that culminated in a much-anticipated trip to The Phantom of the Opera at the Princess Theatre. I bought the glow-in-the-dark tank top.

Tasmanian Circus FestivalThe Tasmanian Circus Festival began in ’89 and has grown to be the national celebration of contemporary circus in Australia. The last time I visited Tasmania was for this event nine years ago. Back then it was an inspiration and the setting was absolutely idyllic.

With those glowing memories I had high expectations for the festival this time around.

Most read reviews

Coram Boy | bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

Epic in scope, staging and soaring humanity, Coram Boy is a must see.

The Odd Couple | Ensemble Theatre

The Ensemble Theatre’s intimate space is the perfect setting for this wonderful revival of a classic play, with a beautifully directed cast that simply couldn’t be better at delivering this enduringly funny and at times surprisingly moving material.

West Side Story | Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment

When a much anticipated, professional production of a familiar and famous musical hits town, there is a buzz in the air, and the eager aficionados turn out in eager droves for the opening night.

The Drill | Women's Circus

As a space that facilitated the military training of young men from the Footscray community who were then sent to faraway battlefields, The Drill now fills this space with contemporary circus, theatre and music. There is historical reimagining of the impact of their leaving, a reimagining through a feminine lens.

Farnace | Pinchgut Opera

Farnace, Vivaldi’s personal favourite among his operas, and one of the most popular in his own time, was given its Australian premiere last night by the wonderful outfit that is Pinchgut Opera.

Most read news

Griffin Theatre Company Appoints New Artistic Director

Griffin Theatre Company has announced playwright, director and dramaturg Declan Greene as the next Artistic Director of the Company.

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