Aided by funding from the Victorian Government and The Ian Potter Foundation, Monash University has announced that The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts will be opening at the Clayton campus in the coming years, with two new performance venues adjoining the Alexander Theatre.... Read More | Share it now!
Nathan Atkins went along to the special media performance of Fawlty Towers Live on Friday and brings back these photos of the cast in action, with special guest John Cleese on hand to celebrate proceedings. Cleese has adapted the classic comedy series for the stage, and Sydney is serving as the production’s World Premiere.... Read More | Share it now!
After the Pythons re-united for a brief run of shows at the O2 in London in 2014, John Cleese and the team behind the show started thinking about what else might work on the stage. Cleese’s brilliant, all-too-short but totally classic series Fawlty Towers seemed to be the obvious choice, and they immediately began to work to adapting it for the stage. One thing led to another and Sydney, Australia became the home for the show’s world premiere, and two years later here we are, with the live stage adaptation of the classic British comedy series having officially premiered in front of a sold out room at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre last night.... Read More | Share it now!
After a very popular season in Melbourne, Songs For A New World has finally made its way to Sydney and we were ready! Well, sort of. Songs For A New World is one of those “musicals” that you kind of need to see in person, and its difficult to get a sense of really anything from just listening to a recording. It’s also one of those ones that, if you HAVE listened to the recording before, it gives the songs a whole new life on stage. So, to help you prepare (somewhat) in advance here are 5 songs to listen out for.... Read More | Share it now!
Samuel Beckett might have brushed up against your memory like a shifty cat quickly grazing past your leg before changing its mind and scampering off into the darkness. Or perhaps you’re very familiar with his work that planted him firmly at the forefront of absurdist theatre when it was at its peak of creation. Regardless of whether you’re an absurdist expert or simply up to try new things Endgame captures the essence of the theatrical era mischievously, grimly and superbly. Shake and stir’s production of Endgame brings the successor of Waiting for Godot to life, or perhaps more appropriately closer to death.... Read More | Share it now!
Next month Sydney Theatre Company will be taking on Shakespeare’s whimsical tale of fairies and magic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But it seems not all will be flittering wings and glittering sparkles in this latest adaption by the company’s interim artistic director Kip Williams.... Read More | Share it now!
In 2011, Oliver Burton undertook the ambitious task of building an improvised show in which the actors speak only in Shakespearean-style language. Five years on, the idea remains as fresh as ever, and the Post-Haste Players are now entertaining Sydney audiences with their take on Shakespeare’s History plays. I asked Burton about taking on the great Bard…... Read More | Share it now!
And just like that, the biggest show to open in Australia this year has blown the socks off audiences. Ever since it was announced to make its Australian debut, the hype surrounding Disney’s classic Aladdin has been immense, with industry professionals and theatre lovers alike counting down the days until opening night.... Read More | Share it now!