At the wrap party for the 12th Sydney Comedy Festival, the winners of this year’s awards were announced, including international acts Daniel Sloss and Ivan Aristeguieta, and festival favourite Frank Woodley. The largest festival yet, the 2016 event boasted some 220 shows, and entertained an estimated 140,000 comedy fans.... Read More | Share it now!
Arts sector funding cuts promised during the 2015 Federal Government budget have begun to claim victims, making the future of organisations across Australia ever more uncertain. The small to medium arts sector is set to be the worst hit, a disastrous move that could see many new and emerging talents halted in their tracks.... Read More | Share it now!
It has just gone midnight on April 15 1912, and Herbert Stone — second officer aboard the SS Californian — is about to take watch. Across the Atlantic ice field that has halted his own ship’s progress for the night lies another, a passenger steamer, her lights dim. Stone is expecting a quiet night, but when a white rocket emerges from the darkened ship, followed by seven more, the sparks from their trails lingering in the night sky, he calls upon his captain for advice. They’re distress signals, undoubtedly, but the distant ship isn’t responding to his morse lamp messages. Captain Lord, “Lord of the Californian,” does nothing.... Read More | Share it now!
A curious race of flight-obsessed creatures has crash landed in the remains of the Red Hill Skate Arena, just outside the Brisbane CBD. Eager to get back to “upground”, the Gremlins have thrown open the cabin doors, inviting passengers to join them as they take to the skies with their budget airline Airlinius Hippopotamus.... Read More | Share it now!
On Thursday, Anywhere Festival opens in Brisbane, for another month of innovative and independent performance, taking place just about anywhere except a theatre. With so much going on, us good folks here at the AU Review have decided to make things a little easier for you and compiled a list of the top 5 shows you’d be mad to miss.... Read More | Share it now!
The Darwin Festival is set to return to the Northern Territory from the 4th to the 21st August, offering audiences nearly three weeks of theatre, music, comedy, dance, and more. Ahead of the full programme launch, festival organisers have announced some of the major productions festival-goers can look forward to this winter.... Read More | Share it now!