It's Curtains for Melissa!

As The Production Company’s second offering for 2016, Curtains prepares to open at the State Theatre this Saturday August 20th, Melissa Langton takes time out to talk to Coral Drouyn.

Ladies in Black Tour Cast Announced

Queensland Theatre Company has announced that the new Australian musical Ladies in Black will tour nationally in early 2017, opening in Sydney on January 3 for its premiere season in the city in which the story is based. The show will then return for an encore season to Brisbane from January 28, before another encore season in Melbourne from February 25, and to Canberra from March 27.

Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies for Melbourne

Sir Matthew Bourne's production of Lord of the Flies, at Arts Centre Melbourne in April 2017, will be an Australian premiere and is exclusive to Melbourne. The performance is an adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel, transformed into a chilling, beautiful and hugely entertaining new production by Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures & Re:Bourne.


Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre has announced its 2017 season of 10 plays, including World Premieres of plays by David Williamson, Kate Mulvany, Kit Brookman and John Misto, as well as a cabaret special event.

OzAsia Festival 2016

This year, the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival 2016 program features a major arts and cultural focus on Hong Kong including two Australian premieres.

With support from the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office (HKETO) and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to promote a range of arts and culture from Hong Kong to Australian audiences, the Festival presents:

· Hong Kong Dragon will feature as the main lantern in Moon Lantern Festival, with anticipated audience of more than 40,000 people;

Side Show Twins Announced

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co has announced the cast of SIDE SHOW, due to play a strictly limited four-week season at Hayes Theatre Co from September 23. The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical tells a stunning tale of sisterhood. With music from the composer of Dreamgirls, SIDE SHOW is based on the remarkable real-life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their transition from ‘circus freaks’ to megastars.

Barry Kosky's Saul for Adelaide Festival

The Adelaide Festival announces the return of the Barrie Kosky in March 2017 with his newest production, George Frideric Handel’s Saul. Produced by the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, it will form the centrepiece of the 2017 Adelaide Festival.

Frankly Fascinating

Rising young Cabaret star Ashleigh Kreveld talks to Coral Drouyn about her show.

For a young performer in Melbourne it isn’t enough to have to just have talent. You have to be entrepreneurial. You have to be able to create your own work, and often produce it yourself. You have to get out and perform it and have faith in your ability to draw an audience - you have to have a hook, and it has to be one that you love.

2016 Helpmann Award Winners

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards awere presented at a ceremony on Monday 25 July, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on the set of Singin’ in the Rain

Matilda the Musical was the big winner on the night, taking out an unprecedented 13 awards across Musical Theatre categories, including the award for Best Musical.

In the Opera categories, Brisbane Baroque's production of Agrippina won four awards including best opera.

Titus Andronicus - S.A. Premiere 400 Years In The Making

New Adelaide theatre company Red Phoenix Theatre has had highly unusual beginnings; the company was born out of tragedy and horror, or to be more precise, a bloodthirsty Shakespearean tale. Lesley Reed reports.

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