A new stage production of William Golding‘s Lord of the Flies will be performed at the Arts Centre Melbourne (State Theatre), from 5th to 9th April 2017, after a comprehensive audition process that finally cast 23 boys from across Victoria to form the ensemble cast.... Read More | Share it now!
In its opening moments Chimerica greets us with the back of its full cast, each in the vise of the iconic image “Tank Man”. Together they move, whipping their shopping bags in defiance. It is the precursor to the essence of this play: the enigma that is the Tank Man and his shopping bags.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s so refreshing when an original piece of work is brought to a wider audience, especially one that shines a light on a snippet of Australian history. Ladies in Black had such a successful premiere season last year that they’ve come back to delight audiences once again, this time touring to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and ending in Canberra.... Read More | Share it now!
The independent theatre company known for taking daring risks, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company, will kick off their 2017 season in Sydney with a powerful world-premiere, The Laden Table, written and developed by a collective of Jewish, Muslim and Christian women in response to ‘dinner table racism’.... Read More | Share it now!
The Kinsey Sicks are “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet” and it’s easy to see why. With patriotic red white and blue costumes straight from the fifties, and four part harmonies of your favorite songs over the last twenty-three years, these girls know how throw to party. A tupperware party, that is.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s hard to believe it’s already March, but as we continue to steamroll our way through the year, the arts offerings around the country are only getting better. Here’s just seven of the events we think you can’t miss – from an entire month dedicated to art in Sydney, to theatre, exhibition openings and comedy all around the country, mark these events on your calendar:... Read More | Share it now!
Anyone who has done a minute’s research into popular music history understands that if you attempt to trace pretty much any style of contemporary music back to its roots, you end up at 1920’s Blues. It’s generally considered that that’s because as these originators of guitar driven music pushed lyrical and melodic boundaries, they influenced the next generation – who took a piece and added some of their own.... Read More | Share it now!
Attic opens to a scene, funnily enough, of an attic. A young man rummages through forgotten treasures and starts reading a book by torchlight. Magically the room comes alive with other people who emerge from strange places. Excitedly they dig around the dress up clothes and run off to change into their new garments. Before you know it, three young men are throwing each other around and creating a human column.... Read More | Share it now!
Michael Gow’s Away is one of Australia’s most popular plays and this latest production makes it easy to see why. The current Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre Production sees the play return to its second home at the Sydney Opera House (the show played here one year after it debuted at the Stables Theatre in 1986.) It’s a story that is in some ways deceptively simple and in others is quite layered and complex in its symbolism, imagery and references to different texts. This is a portrayal of three different Australian families going away on holiday in 1967 and one that remains an important and vital slice of home-grown theatre.... Read More | Share it now!