Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Sydney

It has been announced that theatre producers John Frost, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions will be bringing the new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in January 2019.

Vale Peter Stannard

Australian composer Peter Stannard has died at the age of 86, just months before the musical he penned sixty years ago -  Lola Montez - is due for a professional concert revival.

Peter Stannard was born in Sydney in 1931. He began piano studies at the age of 12, but lessons were curtailed six months later due to evacuation from Sydney during World War II.

Trevor is All Diamonds and Steel

Coral Drouyn talks to Trevor Ashley about the perils of NOT wearing heels.

The Other Side of Craig McLachlan

Stage Whispers applauds the bravery of Christie Whelan Browne and other cast members of the 2014 season of The Rocky Horror Show for raising their voices about the alleged behaviour of Craig McLachlan. Their sincerity, maturity and compassion for others speak for themselves.

Christie Whelan Brown has blasted those who accuse her of speaking out for money, pointing out that there is no money in it for her - only the risk of jeapoardising her career.

Doctor, Doctor

On the eve of stepping back on stage in fishnets and heels for The Rocky Horror Show, Craig McLachlan (aka the ABC’s Dr Blake) channels both the doctors in his life with Coral Drouyn.

Theatre Works Season 2018

The 2018 Season at Theatre Works in St Kilda features four world premieres and two Australian premieres, including works by Australian writers Samara Hersch, Jane E Thompson and Stephen Sewell, sitting side by side with Robert Lepage and Oscar Wilde.

In its 39th year, Theatre Works will salute Melbourne’s new wave of creative talent, alongside seasoned veterans.

Adelaide Fringe 2018

Adelaide Fringe has announced a total of 1223 events in its official 2018 program.

Around 6000 artists will present a broad range of works across genres including 338 comedy shows, 260 music events, 132 theatre productions, 128 cabaret shows, 98 children’s events, 73 visual arts and design exhibitions, 64 special events, 36 circus/physical theatre events, 33 dance shows, 26 interactive events, 22 magic shows and 13 film and digital events.

Red Stitch Season 2018

In 2018, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre will deliver three Australian premieres, a renewal of a partnership with Midsumma featuring a play by Taylor Mac, and three Australian productions, including a world premiere with original songs by Mark Seymour

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