Jackass comedy forefather Tom Green talks to the AU on the eve of his Australian tour.

The legacy of Tom Green is one marked by a no-holds-barred approach to bold and often bonkers comedy. A preeminent influence on prank culture on MTV and YouTube, from his web series, to his cult-favourite film Freddy Got Fingered, his comedy walks its own path for its sheer absurdity and willingness to explore the unpredictable. Tom Green talks to us about his third visit to Australia and his current stand-up tour.... Read More | Share it now!

Director Nick Skubij talks about lost love and a new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights has inspired many different adaptions and other art forms since its initial publication in 1847. It has inspired everything from a Kate Bush song to a Hindi movie and a Death Cab for Cutie track, to name a few. Australia’s very own, shake & stir theatre co will also be staging their own adaptation of this gothic love story in a production that promises to be both broody and faithful to the original source material. The AU Review sat down with Nick Skubij, the adaptor and director of this adaption of Wuthering Heights to learn more about Heathcliff and Cathy’s turbulent relationship.... Read More | Share it now!

Scoundrel and feminist Rowena Hutson on growing up, wisecracking movie heroes, and the power of pop culture.

Inspired by a childhood growing up idolising Indiana Jones and Wolverine, though never the women that starred alongside them, Rowena Hutson’s show Strong Female Character examines the problematic relationships we have with the flawed male leads and their forgettable female counterparts. Ahead of her run at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Rowena spoke to the AU Review about the show, and hints at what we can expect from this diverse and energetic performer.... Read More | Share it now!

the AU interview: Brian Lobel talks about his performances of You Have to Forgive Me, You Have to Forgive Me, You Have to Forgive Me.

The All About Women festival which just occurred over the weekend at the Sydney Opera House featured so many interesting talks, insights and performances that make us think about the progression of women have made within society either here or around the world. One of the artists who have come from lands for the festival far away is Brian Lobel.... Read More | Share it now!

Dancer Rudy Hawkes on extremities, group work and Australian Ballet’s Vitesse

Vitesse has had many ballet lovers interested in what ballet can be defined as. With many defining the performance as intense, the production looks to be a daring dance that breaks away from traditional ideas of what ballet is. The music accompanying dancers on stage is a mix of pulsating electronica, swirling penetrating soundtracks and unnerving eeriness, making for a particularly intriguing night in either the Arts Centre Melbourne or Sydney Opera House.... Read More | Share it now!

British Ice-skater Vicki Usherwood talks about performing in Ice Age Live! (Australian tour begins this month)

Sid, Manny, Diego, Scrat, Ellie, Peaches and all our other favourite glacial buddies from Ice Age will be coming to life on actual ice this month when Ice Age Live! starts its tour down under! We caught up with one of the talented skaters of the show, Vicki Usherwood, ahead of the tour to discuss the show, skating and visiting Australia.... Read More | Share it now!