Cabaret performer Shirley Gnome brings her show from Vancouver, Canada to debut in Melbourne this month. After making waves at the fringes in Perth and Adelaide, the production has been accepted as a late-addition to the festival with three shows scheduled.... Read More | Share it now!
The worldwide smash hit musical We Will Rock You has returned to Australia. The Australian tour begins at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on 28 April 2016, then travels to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane from 10 July; then on to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 30 August. Perth’s Crown Theatre follows from November, then the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from January, 2017.... Read More | Share it now!
Recently opened at the UQ Art Museum, ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s is a sister exhibition to their 2012 offering Return to sender, exploring the work of a select group of Brisbane artists during the mid 1980s.... Read More | Share it now!
In her play Savages, currently showing at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst, Patricia Cornelius brings us face to face with a segment of society that is all too familiar these days – the violent man. Inspired by the death of Diane Brimble aboard a cruise ship in 2002, Cornelius takes a look at what drives men to behave in a way that most would consider socially unacceptable. The AU Review sat down with one of the actors grappling with this dilemma, Josef Ber (pictured above right with Troy Harrison), to get his take on what it’s like to play an unlikeable character…... Read More | Share it now!
As the curtain opens you would be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled into the wrong theatre. On stage we see Sherlock Holmes concluding a murder investigation and catching his killer – but how can that be when we are only three minutes in? Here, at the start of the Pavilion Theatre’s The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays, we have the classic ‘a play within a play’ technique. The protagonist, William Gillette (Jason Spindlow) is starring in his own play based on the Sherlock Holmes novels, and as he and the rest of the cast take their bows a shot rings out and he collapses. Fear not, he is perfectly fine, merely a flesh wound but as he recuperates in his mansion which he currently shares with his mother Martha (Elizabeth Gilbert) he is determined to embody the character he so artfully depicted and solve his own attempted murder.... Read More | Share it now!
Winter solstice festival Dark Mofo will return to Hobart this June to greet the colder months with fire, art, music, food, film, and more, and we’ve finally got our first look at how this year’s event will be shaped. The midwinter festival brings visitors from all over Australia and abroad to be a part of the large-scale cultural pandemonium, which lasts for 11 days, from 10th to 21st June.... Read More | Share it now!
The exclusive one-night-only event at the Art Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall will showcase Megan Hilty with her four-piece band including musical director and pianist Matt Cusson and husband Brian Gallagher on guitar. Those lucky enough to score a ticket can except to sing along to hit songs, They Just Keep Moving the Line (SMASH!), Almost like Being in Love/This Can’t Be Love, The Man That Got Away, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, Heart of the Matter, Autumn Leaves/When October Goes, Someone to Watch Over Me, Get Happy and The Rainbow Connection.... Read More | Share it now!