The Importance of Being Miriam Margolyes

Popular character actress Miriam  Margolyes, currently touring Australia in her brand new one-woman show The Importance of Being Miriam, chats with Coral Drouyn.

Miriam Margolyes shares her initials with one of the great stars of the 20th Century, Marilyn Monroe, but that’s where the similarity ends. Miriam is a brilliant character actress, but she would be the first to concede she is no sex symbol.

Les Misérables On Tour

Victor Hugo, the author of Les Misérables, wrote that “The realities of life do not allow themselves to be forgotten.” The cast and crew of the musical, half way through a national tour, know that all too well. David Spicer discovered that families are crucial to keeping them marching to the beat of the drum. He spoke with Simon Gleeson, playing Jean Valjean, and ten year old Harry Herbert, playing Gavroche.

Simon Gleeson started heavy duty training for his role six months before the production opened.

Blood Brothers: Hit Sydney Production Heads To Melbourne

Enda Markey will present his acclaimed production of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers at Melbourne’s brand new theatre complex - Alex Theatre St Kilda - for a strictly limited three-week season beginning 14 July, following an extended season at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre early this year, which sold-out at every performance.

Singin’ In the Rain Splashes Into Melbourne In 2016

The 'splash-hit' West End stage production Singin’ In the Rain will open at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in May 2016 starring an all-Australian cast including Adam Garcia, produced in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Michael Cassel Group and Dainty Group International.

Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday 8 May.











In This Edition

• Caroline O’Connor returns for Anything Goes

• A new wave of Australian plays excite audiences

• Rocky Horror’s new Brad and Janet

• Talking to Australia’s top Musical Directors

• Barry Humphries’ first Adelaide Cabaret Festival

• Bendigo’s Stunning New Prison Theatre

The Glen Miller Orchestra on Tour

Chattanooga Choo-Choo, In the Mood and Moonlight Serenade are just three pieces in an impressive list of timeless orchestral music known to millions of people across several decades, music that has the unique signature of one equally timeless group of musicians, the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.


The Book of Mormon – the musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez – is coming to Australia. 

The Tony®, Olivier®, and Grammy® award-winning show will begin performances at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from January 2017.  

The ticket waitlist is now open at Sign up to receive priority-booking information for your chance to see The Book of Mormon first in Australia. 


Full casting for the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical has been announced, with rehearsals commencing in Sydney next week.

Green Room Award Recipients 2015

On Monday, April 20, the Green Room Awards Association announced this year’s recipients of 60 awards made across the performing arts industry for outstanding works seen on Melbourne stages during 2014.

Big winners on the night were Once, which dominated the Music Theatre category with eight awards, and Opera Australia’s Eugene Onegin, with six of the nine Opera awards.


The young actresses who will share the title role in the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical were announced today (April 14, 2015). They are (in alphabetical order) Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas.

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