Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about non-essential mass gatherings, organisers have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Full list of nominations for the 37th Annual Green Room Awards

Declan Greene

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

Courage is at the core of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships and this year; nine exceptional mid-career artists have been announced as 2019 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows.

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

For six shows only in both Melbourne and Sydney, legendary leading man Anthony Warlow and the incomparable Gina Riley are teaming up for a barber-ous bake off in Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s thrilling musical masterpiece – Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Nakkiah Lui

Sydney Theatre Company announced last night that Nakkiah Lui is the 2018 STC Patrick White Playwrights Fellow.

www.helpmannawards.com.au

Live Performance Australia is pleased to announce Liz Jones AO as the recipient of this year’s Sue Nattrass Award.

Ian Potter Southbank Centre opens to students and staff

More than 1000 students and staff have moved into the new state-of-the-art Ian Potter Southbank Centre, home to the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Most read reviews

Magic Mike Live

Yes, the bodies you see are perfect specimens of sculptured sixpacks and biceps you could walk over and get at least 2000 steps in. But they are muscles moving bodies in marvellous ways. These boys can dance and every movement is potent.

Skylight | Verendus Theatrical/Red Phoenix Theatre

This is a production of which any director, cast and theatre company should be proud.

 

Shrek The Musical

With the world struggling to find a new norm in these ever-changing circumstances, never has the phrase “the show must go on” been more apparent. 

Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark | The Listies

To pee or not to pee. It sounds like a lowbrow take on the infamous Hamlet quote. One that a philistine would utter while their cronies scoff and drink mead and the thespians nearby cringe while nibbling on breast of peacock. 

The Shape of Things | Lambert House Enterprises

What becomes of the broken arted? They are cast from paradise according to Neil La Bute’s The Shape of Things.