For the first time the face of the King Kong puppet has been revealed in advance of the June 15 world premiere of the musical that bears his name. Kong was built entirely in Global Creatures’ West Melbourne workshop and is the product of nearly five years of development.  Weighing 1.1 tonnes and standing 6 metres tall, the sculptural look of the Kong puppet was designed to emphasise his musculature, making him an embodiment of raw masculine energy on stage.

Adelaide Fringe Festival 2013

The 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival, which runs unabated until Sunday March 17, got off to a fine start on Friday February 15 with an Opening Night Parade along King William St.

Robert Dunstan reports.

Threatened with cancellation earlier in the day due to the forecast of thunderstorms – the 2011 Opening Night Parade had been completely washed-out and had to be rescheduled later during the festival as a much smaller affair – the festivities were given the go-ahead late in the afternoon.

2012 Green Room Awards Nominations

What do Geoffrey Rush, Lisa McCune, Bob Downe, Silvie Paladino, Colin Friels, Tony Bartuccio, Chunky Move, John Bell, Richard Gill, Neil Armfield, Chambermade, Bangarra, MKA, Simon Stone, Pamela Rabe, Todd McKenney all have in common?

They’ve all received nominations for the 30thAnnual Green Room Awards for excellence on the Melbourne stage for the period January 1s tthrough to December 31st 2012. The recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Monday 6thMay, at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne.

Wicked Returns to Australasia

WICKED, the international Broadway musical blockbuster, returns to the Australasian region later this year as part of its 10th Anniversary Year, playing Auckland for the first time at The Civic Theatre from September 17,  2013, and returning to its original Australian home at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, from May, 2014 for a strictly limited season, followed by an Australian tour.

Australian cast detils announced.

Hot Shoe Shuffle: Tap Brothers Announced.

After a nationwide search, the talented Tap Brothers selected for the 25thanniversary tour of Hot Shoe Shuffle have been announced.

Helen Noonan: On a Lighter Note

Noted operatic soprano Helen Noonan, about to play notorious Soprano Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel, speaks to Coral Drouyn.


Slava’s Snowshow returns to Australia for a limited season playing at the Theatre Royal from 11 to 23 June 2013. 

Julie Andrews to Tour Australia for the First Time

Julie Andrews, one of the most beloved stage and screen performers of all time, will visit Australia in May this year for the first time ever, Producers John Frost and Phil Bathols today (February 9, 2013) announced. She will appear on stage in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

An Evening with Julie Andrews takes audiences on a journey through the life and career of one of the world’s most popular icons.

2012 Glugs of Gosh Theatre Awards

A Sydney theatre appreciation society –The Glugs - held its annual awards night this week (Feb 4, 2013), giving its highest awards to Independent theatre companies and well known theatre personalities Penny Cook, Stuart Maunder and Moya O’Sullivan.

The Glugs Club has been meeting since 1966 and the annual awards night is a spiffing affair, complete with high tea in the posh dining room of the NSW Masonic Club.

Theatre aficionados turn up for a ham sandwich and to pat the year's best on the back.

Blanchett, Huppert, Minchin, Schmitz, Roxburgh and Weaving: STC Hot Tix Go on Sale


·       Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in The Maids

·       Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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