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Raw and Exclusive Australian Premiere Sure to Shock and Awe

When a production is simultaneously described as an ‘utterly compelling verbal symphony…’ (The Herald, UK), ‘…truly shocking and brilliant,’ (British Theatre Guide) and ‘…terrifying and hard to ignore’ (The Guardian, UK) the show concerned is clearly a provocative, even controversial one. Once the Italian cult phenomenon of Cristian Ceresoli’s La Merda rages into town for the Adelaide Festival, audiences will understand why.

White Night

Coral Drouyn’s take on Melbourne’s White Night Festival, being held on Friday February 20th 2015 - tomorrow.

32nd Annual Green Room Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for Melbourne's 32nd Annual Green Room Awards today (February 17, 2015).

Robotic Love Finds New Dimensions from Page to Stage

Nufonia Must Fall - Adelaide Festival of Arts 2015

When well-known Canadian turntablist, music producer and graphic novelist Kid Koala (real name Eric San) wrote music that he hoped people would listen to while they read his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall, he had no idea he was already on the path towards creating the novel’s next incantation. The book eventually morphed into the entrancing multidisciplinary puppet, film and music event of the same name and Kid Koala’s production graces the Adelaide Festival this year.

Liane Keegan Aboard for 3D Flying Dutchman

Liane Keegan, Australia’s only Dramatic Contralto, appears in the Victorian Opera’s ground-breaking3D production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman at the Palais Theare, St Kilda, during February. She spoke to Peter Kemp.

Melbourne born, Liane Keegan knew from her school days that a life on stage was for her. As a youngster she was taken to opera rehearsals and upon hearing leading dramatic soprano Rita Hunter, she knew where her future lay.

Hollywood Heads Into The Woods

While musical theatre buffs have been grabbing their popcorn and choc tops, ready to spend some time at the movies, Ian Nisbet asks whether these new movie adaptations of Broadway favourites do justice to the original works.

“They’re going to ruin it.”

“It doesn’t need to be made in to a movie.”

“I heard they’ve cut the best song in the show.”

Nice Girls… Don’t Stay For Breakfast

Fantastic Fifties Jazz For Adelaide Fringe 2015

Presenting a collective of fabulous songs made famous by jazz diva Julie London, Fat Lady Productions and singer Steph Acraman will take this year’s Adelaide Fringe patrons on a delightful journey of discovery with Nice Girls…Don’t Stay For Breakfast.

Full Cast Announced for Return of Rocky Horror

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost have announced the full cast for the 2015 season of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 11 April and the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from 12 June.

Gin, Tears and Giggles for Adelaide Fringe

Cabaret meets wacky wine tasting in the one-woman performance The Show Must Goon, which two-woman theatre company Four Stripes is premiering at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe.

Suzie doesn’t know how many tears might be in a bottle of gin but she intends to do her best to find out. She’ll be helped by the audience as they join her for an evening of wine tasting and anecdotes about love, lust, lubricant and liquor.

Unpredictable Theatre Event for Adelaide Fringe

As a conscientious objector who has refused mandatory military service, independent multidisciplinary theatre maker Nassim Soleimanpour is forbidden to leave his native Iran, but this has not daunted the playwright. In his stunningly different work White Rabbit Red Rabbit, he has created a potent entity to take his voice around the globe.

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