If ever there was a time to escape reality and just have a good old belly laugh, then you may just want to head to the theatre and see what has been described as the best farce EVER written. Noises Off cast member Emily Goddard graciously took some time out of busy schedule to chat about this incredible show, the pressure to uphold such a title as ‘best farce ever written’ and what makes her laugh. It’s the simple things in life, but comedy really is the best remedy.... Read More | Share it now!
The National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition has made its way to Australia and can I just say, what an absolute privilege it is to have it nestled at our own Melbourne Zoo. The Nat Geo family has always been a huge inspiration to a lot of people in not only educating them about our wondrous animal life, but also sharing their story through photos and videos.... Read More | Share it now!
Commissioned from local Parramatta author Felicity Castagna based on her multi award winning novel and performed by Australia’s newest theatre company, National Theatre of Parramatta, the coming-of-age drama The Incredible Here and Now looks set to be one of the most talked about shows on the season. In the leadup to the opening of the production on 13th July, we caught up with the production’s co-director Jeneffa Soldatic.... Read More | Share it now!
Known for her award-winning role as Miss Honey in the recent Australian tour of smash-hit musical Matilda, Elise McCann has now taken her love and knowledge of Dahl’s work one step further- creating an album that draws upon and inspired by the magical works of one of the world’s most beloved authors.... Read More | Share it now!
There’s no doubt you’ve seen the work of Aardman Animations at some point in your lives. Some of you grew up with it, some of you are just discovering it now and some of you are sharing it with your own kids and reminiscing on the good old days. ACMI has done it once again; they have curated an exhibition of world-class proportion featuring the masterpieces of Peter Lord, David Sproxton and Nick Park. You’ll see all your favourite characters, how they came to life and the epic sets from your beloved films and TV series. It was such a thrill speaking to the founding creatives of this amazing company, where they explained where animation is going and the potential for Wallace and Gromit to be on stage again some day.... Read More | Share it now!
Heart of Mist, the first in new fantasy series The Oremere Chronicles, hits bookshelves later this year. Ahead of the book’s release, AU Reviewer Jodie B. Sloan chatted to author Helen Scheuerer, to get the lowdown on the upcoming series and her new fantasy publishing house Talem Press.... Read More | Share it now!
Many people love a drink in fact they will indulge at least once a week in a session of binge drinking or occasionally in some Class A’s, their habit is recreational and generally the individual gets on with their life relatively unhindered with some help from a Berocca and a Nurofen. But for others the use of alcohol and drugs can turn into a life threatening addiction that is uncontrollable and terrifying. For woman the impacts of drug and alcohol abuse are made even more difficult because very little research has been done on the subject.... Read More | Share it now!
Australian theatre is so male and white. Main stage subscriber theatre is irrelevant. Theatre is a boutique heritage industry. I have been having these conversations for years and to varying degrees these statements are true. But culture is not static, it grows and evolves and theatre is now transforming itself; driven by the artist that are making it to become relevant, to have central to itself makers of diverse back grounds and to find forms that keep it alive and capture new audiences. A program such as La Boîtes HWY‘s showings, panels, conversations and workshops, is a vital part of this growth.... Read More | Share it now!