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A provocative new festival piece, a premiere Australian work, reimagined international and...
Todd McKenney Joins Shrek Cast as Lord Farquaad
Television and stage star Todd McKenney will take on the role of Lord Farquaad...
Hayes Theatre Co 2020 Season
Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney has announced its 2020 season of musicals and cabaret, the...
Blind Casting Furore
Theatre companies in Australia are coming under attack from overseas networks about the...

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An excellent production of a funny and clever play. Some people thought this was a local parody of...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Pop-up Globe continues its six week Perth season. Dr Miles Gregory, who is the creator of...
West Side Story
What an absolute joy it is to see this classic come together so well! The dance, the...
Seventeen
Matthew Whittet’s coming of age play reminds all of us of the end of our secondary...

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How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?
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80 Years of History for University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild can boast many...

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Two Premieres in NIDA's 60th Generation October Season
On 30 October 2019, NIDA presents its 60th  ...

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Stage Briefs

The Adelaide Fringe has announced its diamond anniversary ambassadors - Queen of Pop Marcia Hines, genre-bending artist Amanda Palmer and glamazon-drag superhero Fez Faanana. The trio sets the scene for what is anticipated to be a memorable Fringe...
STARC Productions returns to Adelaide’s Bakehouse Theatre in October 2019 with the romance Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. STARC Productionswas established by Stefanie Rossi, Marc...
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit rock musical, School of Rock is headed to Adelaide Festival Centre.    School of Rock will premiere at the Festival Theatre in March 2020 with a...

Community Theatre

Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre Group focuses on comedy with a touch of darkness and has presented Neil Simon’s plays many times in the past, including Rumours, a production that achieved the Adelaide Theatre Guide 2015/16 Best Comedy award....
Willoughby Theatre Company will bring the legendary musical Fiddler on the Roof back to Sydney’s North Shore during October 2019.  The production will be the first time in almost 40 years that the company has presented the...
CLOC Musical Theatre’s upcoming production needs little introduction, other than saying just one word – ABBA. You can guess the rest. Mamma Mia! is a true phenomenon – seen in over 440 major cities in 6 continents, translated...

Stage Heritage and History

The good thing about searching the internet is you often come across clips from past musicals that you never knew existed. Frequently archival material surfaces from Broadway shows but it’s rare to find anything from an early Australian...
From prisoners to footballers, from gay men in Broome to Muslims in hijabs, Alana Valentine shines a spotlight on communities shattered by flood, train wreck, abuse and injustice. Martin Portus explores Valentine’s forensic approach to...
MARTIN PORTUS profiles LOUIS NOWRA,  the remarkable talent behind the Australian classic Cosi and much more. A writing career seemed unlikely for young Louis Nowra. Raised in a Housing Commission paddock suburb north of Melbourne without any...

Schools on Stage

The Heights School Players (SA). Golden Grove Arts Centre, Golden Grove. August 16-18, 2019 “The course of true love never did run smooth.” One of William Shakespeare’s most famous quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream....
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Original French text byAlain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Additional Material by James Fenton. Adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Scotch College, Torrens Park, SA. July 26...
By Lionel Bart. Directed by Beth Parkinson. Mazenod College, Lesmurdie, WA. July 20-27, 2019 Mazenod College’s production of Oliver! might almost be described as "Oliver! - The Arena Spectacular". Performed in the round, in...