Nathan Maynard talks mutton birds and belly laughs ahead of his Sydney Festival premiere

Nathan Maynard’s first play, The Season, is making its world premiere next January as part of the Sydney Festival, and the playwright couldn’t be more excited. The ‘season’ of the title refers to the annual mutton-bird harvesting that takes place on remote Big Dog Island, in Tasmania’s Bass Strait. Maynard is a descendant of the chief of the Troowolway Clan of north-east Tasmania. I asked him about his writing and his own experiences with birding…... Read More | Share it now!

Director Rosie Dennis on staging Urban Theatre Project’s latest work in a Blacktown carpark

Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects, Rosie Dennis, is no stranger to delving into the heart of a community for her theatrical inspiration. In the company’s latest work, Home Country staged for the Sydney Festival, Dennis takes audiences on a journey (both figuratively and literally) through a multi-storey carpark in Blacktown. We were naturally intrigued…... Read More | Share it now!

Cliff Cardinal talks about bringing his one-man show, Huff, to the Sydney Festival

Award-winning Canadian Indigenous performer and playwright, Cliff Cardinal, and Native Earth Performing Arts are bringing the critically-acclaimed one-man show, Huff, to Sydney this January. The piece follows Wind, a First Nation’s boy who escapes his own painful reality by sniffing solvent. Chatting to us from the theatre home of Canada’s VideoCabaret – where he is currently writer-in-residence – Cardinal gave us a sneak peek into the world of Huff…... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical (Playing at Sydney Lyric until 27th November)

Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical is the perfect show for a casino – packed to the brim with classic cabaret and jazz tunes, a live big band and dazzling set and costumes. Add to the mix an engaging story and a first-rate star and you’re guaranteed to have a mainstream hit on your hands. Which appears to be the case with John Frost’s latest production, making its world premiere on the Sydney Star stage.... Read More | Share it now!