Aspects of Wendy

Wendy Lee Purdy returns home to Sydney from the UK to play Elizabeth in Aspects of Love playing at the Hayes Theatre from 22 November. She chats to Stage Whispers about returning home to appear in this intimate reworking of the Lloyd Webber musical.

Stage Whispers: What is it about Aspects of Love that lured you back to Australia?

Transition Encapsulated in Dance Work

Dharawungara is being performed as part of Chunky Move’s Next Move 11, from November 9 to 17, 2018. Choreographer / performer Joel Bray spoke to Flora Georgiou.

Flora Georgiou: What does Dharawungara mean? 

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on Screen

West End musical hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, filmed Live in HD,will be screened in cinemas nationally from 24 November 2018.

Jamie is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.

Jamie doesn't quite fit in.

Jamie is terrified about the future.

Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Michael Gow’s Away Now On Film

Australian National Theatre Live is releasinhg a film version of Michael Gow’s play AWAY.

It stars Heather Mitchell, Marco Chiappi, Julia Davis, Wadih Dona, Glenn Hazeldine, Natasha Herbert, Liam Nunan and Naomi Rukavina.

Australian National Theatre Livefilmed this Sydney Theatre CompanyandMalthouse Theatre production with 8 x 4K HD cameras during one “live” performance with a packed audience.



It’ll Be Right Wrong on the Night

Peter Pan goes (hysterically) wrong on stages across Australia and New Zealand

Come From Away

Broadway’s unlikely hit 9/11 musical is headed for Australia

Musicals in 2019

There’s lots to sing and dance about on our stages next year


New Plays and Star Power in 2019

Mandy Patinkin: Honouring the Gift

Mandy Patinkin talks about his passions for life and work with Coral Drouyn, ahead of his Australian tour in November 2018.

There’s an old saying among actors that one does ‘films for money, TV for fame, and theatre for love’, but the legendary Mandy Patinkin only partially agrees.

Congratulations Tony Sheldon On 2000 Priscillas

Today (Wednesday 31 October 2018), Tony Sheldon will celebrate his 2000 show milestone in Priscilla Queen of the Desert as sassy desert queen, Bernadette.

Tony returned to reprise the role of Bernadette for the 2018 Australian tour; a role that earnt him both Tony® and Olivier® nominations.

2019 Adelaide Festival Program

Across 17 days from 1 March to 17 March 2019 the 2019 Adelaide Festival program promisesmore than 70 unique events in theatre, contemporary and classical music, opera, dance, film, forums and visual arts – including the return of local programs Adelaide Writers’ Week, WOMADelaide and Chamber Landscapes at UKARIA Cultural Centre.

School of Rock

Brent Hill is stepping right into the shoes of Hollywood rock star Jack Black, playing the lead role of Dewey in Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ hit musical adaptation of the film School of Rock, which is opening in Melbourne. The actor is well placed to mix it up with a group of precociously talented school children. David Spicer reports.

When Brent Hill was 21 he ventured off on a summer camp in Seattle and was surrounded by teenagers with a range of challenges.

Musical of the Mob

Jersey Boys is like an episode of the television gangster series The Sopranos, with a great soundtrack behind it. Based on the 1960s rise to fame of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the musical doesn’t shy away from the reality of the mafia dominated New Jersey neighbourhood they grew up in. Jamelle Wells reports that the criminal element is a big part of the show’s appeal.

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