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Foxy Moron Gets Jumpy

The creator of Kath Day-Night, television’s ‘foxy moron’, JANE TURNER is to play the lead in Jumpy, a major MTC/STC stage production. FRANK HATHERLEY asks her if she’s feeling jumpy about straight theatre acting.

We meet in the empty Theatre Royal green room between matinee and evening performances of Rupert. David Williamson’s revue-style portrait of Rupert Murdoch opened in Sydney a few days before, so this was only Jane Turner’s second matinee.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2015 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition

• Verity Hunt-Ballard on Mary Poppins, Motherhood and Sweet Charity

• Hollywood’s latest musical adaptations for the festive season

• Kath and Kim creator Jane Turner takes to the stage

• Designing Romeo and Juliet

• Radio Microphone Nightmare

• Convict Theatres in Australia

• The Phantom of the Opera in Community Theatre

• Community Theatre Seasons  2015

• How to Make Props and Sets Sparkle

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

UK Couple Tim Grayburn and Bryony Kimmings unpick the ‘Real Man’ at Adelaide Fringe 2015. Lesley Reed reports.

When UK advertising account manager Tim Grayburn met a performance artist from London he faked how he really felt for six months; not how he felt about her, but the fact that he suffered severe clinical depression. When he did talk about it, it was the first time he’d done so in six years.

Immersive Thriller To Cut Through At 2015 Adelaide Fringe

Duncan Graham’s psychological drama Cut will season the diverse smorgasbord of entertainment at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe with a pinch of terror.

The intimate 18-seater environment of Holden Street Theatre’s The Manse, together with the show’s immersive installation-style design, will serve to enhance the heart-stopping atmosphere of this Sydney Theatre Award-nominated play. Those lucky enough to be part of the audience can expect a tense and spine-tingling theatre experience.

A Midsumma Feast

Coral Drouyn gives a brief roundup of this year’s famous queer festival and talks to Director Byron Bache about his latest offering  - Stop Kiss.

2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS WINNERS

The Sydney Theatre Awards for 2014 were presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 19, 2015 at the Paddington RSL. Over 340 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre throughout the past calendar year.

INTERNATIONAL CABARET CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Eleven finalists took to the stage at the 2015 Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC) Grand Final at The Basement in Sydney on Saturday night. Heat winners from Adelaide, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Auckland, and Sydney came together to compete for the chance to win a career changing prize package.

Adelaide entrant Michaela Burger won the judges' vote with Melbourne entrant Noni McCallum taking the runner-up title for 2015.

2015 INTERNATIONAL CABARET CONTEST GRAND FINAL LINEUP

The final of the Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC) has its Grand Final at The Basement in Sydney on Saturday January 17, after recently holding heats in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Auckland, and Sydney. Winners from every city are flown to Sydney to take part in the contest Grand Final, which will see ­­11 hopefuls take to the stage in what promises to be an exciting night of new talent from around Australia and New Zealand.

flowerchildren: Mamas and Papas Musical for Adelaide

Adelaide’s Davine Interventionz Productions has been on a critically acclaimed retrospective music odyssey for some time now, with Xanadu being the most recent show in that journey. 2015 begins with another stop on memory lane, with the company’s 2015 Adelaide Fringe production of flowerchildren – the mamas and papas story. Lesley Reed reports.

Loving Is Always Worth Repeating

Coral Drouyn talks to Jason Langley, the director of a new musical about Gertrude Stein having its Australian Professional debut this month

It’s not often that we get an Australian premiere of a Musical with impeccable multi-award-winning creators, that very few people have even heard of; yet that’s precisely what will happen from the 21st of January for a limited season at Chapel of Chapel, when Loving Repeating begins its limited run.