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!
The physical and comedic talents of a dynamic cast smash through the language barrier in this Russian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Combined with powerful design and masterful direction, Cheek by Jowl’s production is a treat for theatre fans and a highlight of the 2017 Sydney Festival lineup.... 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!
More than just sharing a noun, The Rocky Horror Show and Little Shop of Horrors have been born from a similar desire to subvert the norms of the genres they exist in, balancing out the camp absurdity of the very concept of a musical with likeable-yet-exaggerated characters, hilarious dialogue, and a whole bunch of ridiculous but gloriously entertaining scenarios. They’re both musicals for people who don’t like musicals, while also being a favourite among people who do. Go figure.... Read More | Share it now!
The Rabbits, written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan, is an extraordinary piece of work. It takes important historical events and recreates its message in a haunting picture book- reaching children and adults alike. It does not shy away from what it needs to say. The adaption of this work into this opera not only seeks to extend the book’s powerful message, but it manages to create an entirely new and equally extraordinary piece of work.... Read More | Share it now!