John Bell can’t ever remember being ripped off. When I spoke to the artistic Director of the Bell Shakespeare Company he was knee deep directing a play about crooks.

Come in Spinner: Warnie the Musical

What an SM-ess I Am In.

It began as a joke. While looking for material to write a full book musical, Eddie Perfect, the Melbourne based cabaret artist and musician pitched this up to his manager. “What about Warnie the Musical?” A few light bulbs went off. “He sent me every book ever written about Warnie and I started to build a profile,” he said. Eddie showcased an early draft of the musical at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2007 and got producers across Australia appealing for the rights.

From Soap to Song & Dance

Craig McLachlan talks to Peter Pinne about Chicago.

APOCALYPSE PERTH: Turning a Stage Disaster into a Stage Drama.

Kimberley Shaw reports ... on a musical flop that gave birth to a hit play.

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