The full Australian tour dates and cast for MAMMA MIA! The Musical have been announced

The full Australian cast for the global musical sensation MAMMA MIA! has been announced, with Natalie O’Donnell leading the pack. Starring as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan (the role brought to life by Meryl Streep in the 2008 film) the production will see O’Donnell coming full circle, having played the role of Donna’s daughter Sophie in the 2001 Australian premiere.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong is a painfully hilarious experience (Encore Season in Sydney until 21st May)

The experience of the hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, currently touring Australia, starts before you enter the room, as cast members walk around the foyer, greeting guests, engaging in arguments and letting you know that they’ve lost a dog from the second act – a sign that indeed, things are about to go very wrong. Though the sign alerting guests that Tom Cruise would not be appearing in tonight’s performance was at least one positive omen.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Simon Griffin’s Fucking Apostrophes makes us question the title of this article (because punctuation is hard)

Simon Griffin‘s pocket book dedicated to punctuation, Fucking Apostrophes, should be a permanent fixture on everyone’s desk. The 62 page resource is crammed full of just about every possible use of the apostrophe in the English language, delivered with a great deal of humour and ultimately leaving you with the thought: “Why the fuck are apostrophes so fucking complicated!?”... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Educating Rita provides its own educational experience (Performances at Sydney’s Depot Theatre until 20 May)

The Depot Theatre’s staging of Educating Rita is particularly timely for students studying HSC English; the opportunity to see a required text performed live should never be overlooked. For this reason, I encourage all parents and their teens to get out and see this play. This production has great heart, and it’s wonderful to see a modern classic staged in such an intimate space. But it doesn’t quite hit the heights of some of The Depot Theatre’s other productions.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Badge Boot Button by Craig Wilcox tells the story of Australia through the uniforms we wear

“Uniforms conceal and uniforms reveal. They wrap the bodies of millions of Australians every day, deflecting sun and rain, insulating against heat and cold, making feet more mobile, camouflaging thighs and chests that would be distracting to display openly and correcting our all-too-human anatomy by lengthening legs, broadening shoulders and masking disappointing hairlines!”... Read More | Share it now!